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COSTA, Veridiana Alves de Sousa Ferreira  and  MELO, Maria de Fátima Vilar de. The lack of borders in the adolescence today: the adolescent in breakdown?. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.3, pp. 13-22. ISSN 2359-0769.

The present article aims at discussing, in the light of the freudian Aufhebung and in the lacanian perspective of adolescence, mainly that of Rassial, the notion of borders today, whose scenery points toward a new order that contributes to the lack of the symbolic, thus causing transformations in the social bond, which bear an impact on the subject. Instead of stating the Law, this new order invites one to deny it or erase it by trying to bring down limits and borders. Taking adolescence as a border situation, where the dialectics of submitting or going beyond or even denying the Law is a central issue, this article discusses such effects on the adolescent, who experiences the process of revalidation of the Name-of-the-Father, signifier of the interdiction that establishes borders. This condition leaves the adolescent vulnerable to get involved with infraction. Finding an Other that is constituted as a place addressing that supports the interdict and allows you to face with limits and boundaries, the adolescent recognizes the Law, even if, at some time can transgress it, since the transgression is inherent in adolescence. However, by not to finding one Other to occupy this position, thus allowing for the statement of the Law, an obstacle to the revalidation of the Name-of-the-Father is built. Changes in today's social bond have rendered it difficult to revalidate the Name-of-the-Father and, in a way, have fostered the involvement of the adolescent with infraction. Social vulnerability bears an impact on psychic vulnerability and, in response to this context, some adolescents today seem to see themselves as if lost, wandering, or in a breakdown when facing the difficulties of validation. A reference to the breakdown Law has effectively contributed to the increase in the number of adolescents who go beyond transgression and become offenders (delinquents), sometimes violent, even very violent.

Keywords : border; adolescence; social bond; transgression; infraction.

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