Olivier Cavillon: Joining the jihad: a borderline experience

Significant and longterm contact with incarcerated female patients who have been “radicalized” leads to a hypothesis that espousing jihadist ideology may be the only way for these young women to bandage the wounds of an accident-filled family history. Once enthralled by this idealist dogma, they seem dispossessed of their thought activity and of the very essence of their subjectivity, to the point where they fuse with the sacred ideal and the radical doctrine.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 2, 243-252.