Odile Falque, Anne Tassel : ideal versus idol

In this issue, « Ideal and idol », the authors have tried to analyze the different variations that help to understand the dynamic of the relationship between idol, ideal, religious ideal. They cover the relations between incarnation and de-idealization, the transforming power of the ideal, and the « religious moment » of the Ego. By focusing on his historical figure the myth of an ideal, eternal youth, Michael Jackson compels us to reconsider the postmodern function of the idol in adolescence.

Adolescence, 2013, T. 31, n°4, pp. 791-800.