“Radicalization” emerges in parents’discourse as a reason for seeking consultation for their children. In three clinical situations, it appears as a form of mediation used by adolescents to separate themselves from their parents and fill up a void in the transgenerational. “Traumatic racial mixing” is discussed as a factor in the identity process. The aim of this article is to understand the meaning of these radical engagements with the context of separation and individuation.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 2, 263-274.