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NAVES, Emilse Terezinha. Women and violence: A subjective devastation. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2014, vol.14, n.3, pp. 454-462. ISSN 2359-0769.

The clinic with women who have an intense psychological distress as a result of submission to repeated domestic violence situations and the significant number of women who find themselves in this psychosocial condition, puts the need to reflect on the conditions of subjectivity of these women. Considering the Freudian concept of disaster and the Lacanian concept of devastation to talk about an intense relationship between mother and daughter, I propose to examine the idea that women in situations of violence present a narcissistic destitution process caused by the bankruptcy of possibility when it comes to structuring imaginary unit, operated by a relationship with the mother, devastation didn't allowed her to constitute a desiring enrollment. Thus, this article aims to examine the consequences that the mother/man relation, devastation produces to the subjective constitution of these women. I believe the devastation wrought in the relationship with the mother is tragically redone in every act of aggression, which brings the expression of jouissance departed from the word. This situation leads, in my analysis to the subjective devastation that is manifested by dereliction and great lack of resources to achieve change in the subjective position, before the emergency of an excess that cannot be symbolized.

Keywords : violence; devastation; subjectivity; female; jouissance.

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