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Maïa Fansten, Cristina Figueiredo: the path of hikikomori and the topology of withdrawal

The phenomenon of young people withdrawing into their homes (hikikomori) shows us a new and particular way for adolescents from different backgrounds to express their malaise. The way they speak of their journey and their reclusion will be the subject of an analysis that reveals three types of withdrawal: alternative withdrawal, reactional withdrawal, and chrysalis withdrawal. Each is a way of responding to social expectations and family dynamics during the passage into adulthood.

Adolescence, 2015, 33, 3, 603-612.