While emphasizing the way in which the band Nirvana managed to crystallize the malaise and latent fury of a generation of adolescents, the author focuses on the special influence exercised by the melancholy tones of Kurt Cobain’s voice. Though this white voice greatly contributed to the auto-affective and captivating power of the band’s melodies, it was not without the help of an imaginary companion, Boddah, who is supposed to have played a role in the artist’s tragic destiny.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 451-466.
We will elucidate the issue of sexuation in adolescence with reference to perverse processes, particularly of masochism. The mobilization of perverse processes is an attempt to negotiate seduction fantasies, which continue to be highly charged by traumatic realities like incest and death. We will connect perversion and sublimation, as opposed to idealization.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 439-448.
The authors offer some reflections on the experience of autistic persons’ siblings, and explores the mark the autistic context leaves on the process of subjectivation in adolescence. The analysis focuses on the structuration of body image and on the evolution of narcissistic and objectal investments in relation to the potential for subjective differentiation from the family environment. We will conclude by presenting some suggestions for further research and ideas about prevention.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 429-437.
Referring to ideas about democratic inspiration in adolescence developed with Ph. Gutton, we will analyze the dynamics of anger in adolescence and its crystallization into hatred in some youths or “former” youths from working class neighborhoods. We will see how this hate can become an instrument of clientelism or fundamentalism.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 417-427.
This article describes a consequence of adolescent malaise that is not well known: the false flags of abuse. A situation in which a young man falsely accused his father explains the meaning of this act, which seems to be the corollary of a pitiless affection. The author argues that such young whistle-blowers have a paradoxical need for support from the adult they are accusing.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 405-415.
Four semi-directive clinical interviews and a projective test have been carried out with an adolescent boy who is a war amputee. This research, carried out through psychoanalysis, helped to show the dehumanizing experience of this youth. Surviving by hate is the best solution that he could find to fight off the threat of breakdown of his intrapsychic balance, which nevertheless remains precarious.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 395-404.
In the context of a two-stage treatment (family therapy during childhood, individual therapy during adolescence), this article will examine the case of Julien, the only sibling in his family to have been contaminated in utero by his mother’s HIV. The author will try to pinpoint the genesis of the thwarted hate, as well the process by which the transmission was melancholized, bearing witness to the destructiveness occupies the place of hatred.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 383-394.
This article will study disgust expressed by the adolescent girl as an expression of creative subjective movements. We will study its evolution in the therapeutic process. Disgust will be a way of understanding the interweaving of drives in this young girl. Disgust will be examined from the perspective of its archaic and genitalized links.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 367-381.
Using an account of the mother of a parricidal adolescent, we offer several hypotheses about the most salient aspects of unconscious motives for murder. The parent-child link that has been tainted by incestuality is a source of indifferentiation and confusion of oneself with objects, giving rise to a feeling of melanchogenic impersonalization, a source of violence. In this context, murder also appears as an attempt to “make an origin” within a troubled transgenerational context.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 355-365.
This article will analyze the expression of hatred of the father, which is as often encountered in treatment as it is in contemporary adolescents. Though it is true that the manifest content of an account may relate to different latent content and that the very conditions of adolescent treatments do not always enable the uncovering of the deepest levels of the unconscious, in the continuation of Freud’s work on the issue of parricide the study of literary works is a privileged way of understanding this affect.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 341-353.