Archives par mot-clé : Identity

Anthony Brault, François Marty: identity and sound in adolescence

This article explores the place and role of the experience of sound in the process of adolescence. Through several clinical vignettes, we will deal with different ways sonic identity can be readjusted in adolescence and the consequences of these, for both the individual and the group. We will also show therapeutic work can be carried out when these readjustments cannot be dealt with psychically.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 2, 319-331.

Olivier Douville: the appeal of jihad

This text shows how a psychoanalyst in Paris hears the way that young people, boys and girls, are seduced by the appeal of jihad. These young people are not fanatics. They are consulting a psychoanalyst on the advice of friends or family members. The author describes the significant identity issues and psychological wounds of these young people, but also their ideals and hopes.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 2, 291-303.

Maude Ludot, Isam Idris, Marie-Aude Piot, Rahmeth Radjack, Jonathan Lachal, Marie Rose Moro: traumatic racial mixing

“Radicalization” emerges in parents’discourse as a reason for seeking consultation for their children. In three clinical situations, it appears as a form of mediation used by adolescents to separate themselves from their parents and fill up a void in the transgenerational. “Traumatic racial mixing” is discussed as a factor in the identity process. The aim of this article is to understand the meaning of these radical engagements with the context of separation and individuation.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 2, 263-274.

Manon bosc: Being a pupil, identity in question

This article starts with the case of an adolescent who refuses instruction, and shows how this refusal may be sustained by a need to preserve an identity that is called into question by the teachings. It will show the extent to which educational transmission can cause in the recipient a reorganization of identity the originality of which is therefore in doubt.

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 2, 371-379.

Marc Delorme: Discussion of alain braconnier’s paper

The author will try to show that transmission, identifications, subjectivation, feeling of identity, identity suffering and pathological manifestations are registers that appear to be related in complex and sometimes paradoxical ways. Should not the various forms of identity construction in adolescence be considered along with today’s “civilization and its discontents”?

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 2, 269-276.

Alain Braconnier: A crisis of transmission?

The author explores the links between crisis of transmission, crisis of transgenerational identifications, and crisis of identity, and the effects these have on adolescents’ identity construction. In our clinical practice, are we not confronted with the conflicts of these three domains and are we not, in the transference (and counter transference) potential supports for the three modes of object relations with the adolescents and families we encounter?

Adolescence, 2017, 35, 2, 261-268.

Claudine Veuillet-Combier : International adoption

Adolescence in the context of international adoption tests the filial bond and generates conflict in identifications. The issues at stake are, on the one hand, identical to those encountered by all adolescents and, on the other hand, more complex. The issues of abandonment and uprooting will necessitate a transplant that is both genealogical and socio-cultural.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 4, 807-815.

Jacques Dayan: The family romance of the adopted adolescent

Using the concept of the family romance we explore the work of rewriting memory and reconciling affects, particularly in the adopted adolescent, with or without pathology, which enables him or her to move towards a coherent identity. This concept allows us to illustrate how the adoption situation can color the whole adolescent process, without changing the nature of it.

Adolescence, 2016, 34, 4, 695-703.