Archives par mot-clé : Lockdown

Meriem Mokdad Zmitri: the teen’s room, echo chamber during lockdown

Using “lockdown journals” kept by adolescents and young adults, which tell of families living together during the public health crisis and the associated lockdown, the author focuses on the adolescent’s room, its polysemics and the many and varied investments that it can be the object of during a time when an entire family is “cloistered”. Unease and resilience coexist and are characteristic of the “room culture” that is emblematic of hypermodernity.

Adolescence, 2023, 41, 1, 113-128.

Vanessa de Matteis : seeing or indwelling, the screen of the adolescent body

What is a body behind the screen living through? The screen both reveals and masks. Through two clinical vignettes of sessions conducted through video-conferencing, this article will explore the question the presence and circulation of meaning on both sides of the screen. Is seeing the world while seated in front of a screen really the same thing as taking part in this world? Must one choose between seeing and indwelling?

Adolescence, 2020, 40, 2, 295-308.

Aleksandra Pitteri, Frédéric Tordo: lockdowns and the digital as traumatic mimicry

The unprecedentedness of the Covid pandemic helped to we psychic resistances, often revealing traumatic experiences that had been hidden until now. In this context, the traumatic experience has been called forth by three factors: the effect of the lockdowns, the omnipresence of digital technology, lastly the general use of remote consultations in mental health care. We will discuss this multiple calling forth of the traumatic in light of what is understood about the adolescent process.

Adolescence, 2022, 40, 1, 193-204.

The risks of confinement

The lockdown was a litmus test of the quality of adolescents’ relationship with their parents. Some enjoyed the unexpected availability of their parents; others suffered from being sequestered in close quarters with them. Some continued to gather in groups without regard for the health regulations. Lockdown parties were held in secret, as were many parties after the lockdown, with the same disregard for precautionary measures. This article analyzes such transgressions as a way of fabricating intensity of being, carried out with the ambivalence of a “I know, but still” attitude.

Adolescence, 2021, 39, 1, 57-68.