There is no evidence regarding the use of a therapeutic contract in treating severe forms of anorexia, except that it seems necessary to find some way of providing a framework for the hate we encounter. Self-hatred and hatred of the other are characteristically experienced through the body rather than expressed; the contractual format remains an appropriate response that can help overcome this ordeal.
Adolescence, 2019, 37, 2, 247-267.
The author uses lacanian concepts in order to review important clinical situations that stand out during adolescence such as being enamored and the love/hate relationship. Adolescent temporality is brought to light with the three logical times elaborated by J. Lacan, including the adult’s repetition of phases of love that reinitiate the cycle of adolescent problematics. This juvenile phase is also a period of transmission.
Adolescence, 2016, 34, 2, 357-375.
A mass murder of journalists will serve as a starting point for an analysis of fanaticism, its sources and its social context in a modern Europe that is heir to the Enlightenment. We will try to show how the movement of institutionalized loyalty from the state to religion is based on the principles of humanism. We will discuss the notion of the development of a sense of morality in the child using observations of psychoanalysis and evoke the links between style and psychic position in regard to paranoia.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 3, 613-639.
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.
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.
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.
A decisive step in the construction of the child, hate expresses a destructiveness that overcomes the initial resistance to autonomy. Freud illustrates this with the Fort-Da wherein the child exercises, then overcomes, his controlling drive. And D. W. Winnicott insists on the crucial role of the mother during this step in which hate is redirected against her. For Freud as for D. W. Winnicott, hate is at the origin of thought: without hate, there would be no separation, and no construction of the psyche-body.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 331-339.
Hate as a sign of pubertary pictogram disfunction, in which the childhood identifier is dissociated from the pubertary identified. An excess of infantile control is the source of this primal affect, which belongs to the psychopathological level of Lauferian breakdown.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 323-329.
Looking at several field studies in West Africa and Southeast Asia, this article will attempt to show the feelings of shame and hate which can be such a hindrance when the subject, excluded from social links by political and social violence, is asked to find a new foundation in the threads of a dialogue in which the logic of legitimacy, affiliation and kinship could be reconfigured.
Adolescence, 2015, 33, 2, 311-321.