Olivier Ouvry, Jacques Dayan: Lacan, mind the gap.

How can we approach the relationship between the works of J. Lacan and the treatment of adolescents when the actual topic of adolescence seems to be absent from J. Lacan’s work? It can be argued that J. Lacan, by relying on the notion of “structure” rather than that of “development”, substitutes questions about the body, and in particular about puberty and pubertal development, and uses instead a language that specifies effects of pubertal development without designating them as such.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 233-238.