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Estilos da Clinica

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ROSA, Miriam Debieux  and  CARMO-HUERTA, Viviani. What remains of adolescence: awakening at the borders and on the fronts. Estilos clin. [online]. 2020, vol.25, n.1, pp.5-20. ISSN 1415-7128.

The processes of adolescents vis-à-vis human dilemmas related to sexuality, death, belonging and social transformation tell their own story, but they also tell about the way in which each society conceives the modalities of the subject's inclusion in the social bond, as well as its availability to social transformations. In this article we will demonstrate the impasses in the fates of adolescence when the social other, instead of questioning, accompanying and betting on the adolescent turns its borders into insurmountable opacities, like a war front, imposing impediments to their belonging to the social bond. We will compare the adolescents' speeches in Frank Wedekind's 1891 play, The Awakening of Spring, with speeches by adolescents from the margins of large Brazilian cities. We are going to demonstrate the articulation between sexuality and the social and political scene, as well as to situate the statute of the act in view of the adolescents' impasses in relation to the place offered to them in the social discourse. One can hear what remains of adolescence: the construction of a fictional narrative that allows building and guiding their invention of a place to exist.

Keywords : adolescence; psichoanalysis; awakening; speech; act.

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