The author, using a particular kind of recourse to ideology, recalls the importance of the process of re-investment in adolescence and investigates the specific dynamic it maintains in the subject, between binding and unbinding. This approach aims to highlight the issues of the responder function and the risks to the adolescent when this responder is missing or cannot meet the challenges of the process of subjectivation.
Adolescence, 2018, 36, 2, 305-317.
Using the analytical treatment of Sabrina, with reference to the Oedipal model and the notion of the plurality of aspects of the subject, the authors attempt to show the binding that language accomplishes during psychical organization in adolescence, in order to suggest the operational and functional aspect of the adolescent’s narrative. This rational narrative is defensive, both against infantile sexuality and against the disintrication of the drives, while allowing the adolescent to regain access to negation and judgment of truth as he acquires a certain degree of independence from the pleasure principle and also from repression.
This proposal will be supported by the passage from the use of « tu » to the use of « vous » in adolescence : the moment when « one » becomes « several ».