Archives par mot-clé : Law

Débora Tajer, Graciela Beatriz Reid, María Laura Lavarello, María Eugenia Cuadra, Lucía Saavedra: rupture and continuity of binarity

This article presents experiments and research results connecting psychoanalysis, gender studies, and public health with the effects of sexual and identity binarism and with the new developments produced by transformations and advances in law and citizenship. In this context, we have found the shattering of patriarchal representations and of the adult-centered gaze in relations between genders and generations.

Adolescence, 2023, 41, 2, 435-451.

Bourcet Stephane , Permingeat Jean-Michel – Legal aspects of the hospitalization of minors

In France, The hospitalization of minors is governed by several legislative and statutory texts which emphasize that decisions about hospitalization and care belong to the holder of parental authority. However, they also assert the principle, in keeping with the international agreement concerning the rights of the child, of the necessity of the minor’s assent to care and the preservation, in specific cases, of medical confidentiality.

Adolescence, septembre 2002, 20, 3, 574-554

nicole jeammet : how to become an adult without patterns of identification ?

As far as adult patterns, the stress may be laid on two different aspects, even if they are, most of the time, linked. Some are actively and personally present in us as was the case with the school teacher who changed radically albert camus’ destiny (and in that very case, what was at stake was how to know how to keep one’s place). But they are also patterns which, without directly interfering with our lives, become such by precisely knowing how they should keep their place. In order to illustrate those aspects of things, we chose two episodes in moses’ life : the former when he is given his adult place from jethro, his father-in-law and the latter when he himself becomes the « relation pattern » for his own people in the course of the crossing the desert, by submitting himself to the law of exchange.


The author describes a drift in relation to the law and exercise of authority by setting education process and educational response. This opposition is useful to develop educational situations occurring in the vicinity of perversion. The educational responses would operate in the register of contingent reality. They respond to a temporality extemporaneous. The educational act would draw its structuring power of what lies primarily in the symbolic register. It would be governed by a transitional temporality. The author shows that certain intersubjective experiences, when they are subjected to a transitional temporality, give to the educational act its structuring impact.


The ritual ceremony of the Bar-mitzvah marks the Jewish adolescent’s religious coming of age. This article describes the ritual and attempts to elucidate the sense it embodies, the role it plays in the life of Jewish men, and the anthropological and psychoanalytical stakes it entails. While recalling the broad traits of Judaism, the discussion underscores the very particular status of the text in the Jewish religion and, consequently, the particular role of the transcendant law to which Jewish men submit at the moment of puberty. This has psychic repercussions on the identity of Jewish adolescents, whose affiliation with the religious community is determined by their parents when they are born, then assumed in their own name when they reach their religious majority.

Joëlle Bordet : modes of socialization of adolescents in low income urban housing projects and their relationship with legality

This article aims to retrace the evolution since the eighties of the relationship between youths and the economy of the drug trade and to analyze their influence on their modes of socialization. With reference to these analyses, we identify education issues, in relation to the youths themselves, their families and the professionals who have daily contact with them.

Denis Salas : (re)incarnating disciplinary law

This article deals with the relations that youths from urban housing projects and their families have with the law. The regulation of their lives by obscure and infra-legal norms interposes itself and relegates the official norm to the background. It becomes strange, threatening and inhospitable. So that the juvenile justice system must work with this widening gap if it is to avoid the risk of tipping into repressive violence.