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GOMES, Layla Raquel Silva  and  NEVES, Anamaria Silva. The mother faces incest: the condition of absence, repetition and denial in family history. Vínculo [online]. 2013, vol.10, n.1, pp. 22-28. ISSN 1806-2490.

This paper refers to a study sponsored by CNPq and aimed to grant voice to mothers of girls that were raped by their father or stepfather, trying to understand, through their history - dynamic and family arrangements - and the affections resulted from the violence against the child, the functions they take facing the incestuous scene. The theoretical context considered constitutional elements of the psychic subject through a psychoanalytic view: the incest prohibition, the Oedipus complex, the uncanny-familiar, psychic inheritance, transgenerational, psychic defenses, guilt and reparation. Two individual interviews were conducted with three mothers. The interviews with three mothers were analysed based on the psychoanalytic interpretive method, that studied the discourse structure, the appointments produced, the investigation of desire and psychic constitution of the subject that were revealed by the speech that was captured through investigative conversation. It was concluded that mothers occupy different places - positions, functions, representations - in the incestuous family dynamics. The mothers, weakened for the incestuous issue of their daughters, place themselves as established figures, but still hampered and disorganized by family, institutional and emotional assaults that emerge from incest.

Keywords : incest; mother; family; violence.

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