Archives par mot-clé : Symbolic certainties

Françoise Hatchuel : Investment and Growing Up: Rituals to Shore Up the “I”

Defining “helping to grow up” as a way of supporting the capacity for investment, this paper works at the crossroads of anthropology and psychoanalysis to show how traditional rites of passage to adulthood can support the formation of the “I” and how spaces for elaboration become necessary to ensure this function when the external world has trouble providing symbolic certainty.

Adolescence, T. 31 n°1, pp. 135-144.