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BARROS, Paula Cristina Monteiro de  and  HOFFMANN, Christian. In the wanderings of "street kids", an inventive act of the subject. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.3, pp. 32-44. ISSN 2359-0769.

By wandering around, teenagers living on the streets open wide the subjective degradation and social mutilation of subjects marked, oftentimes from birth, due to the absence of the possibility for them to be socially recognized; they are relegated to a dejection position to be excoriated. Ejected from the family scene and in response to social exclusion, "street kids" - exposed to radical violence, banishment, social precariousness, injuries, bond breaks, indifference, anonymity - wander around public spaces, in a trajectory sometimes confirming the brand "street kids" and its annihilation effects of the subject, and sometimes opposing that mark, outlining a movement of life and resistance. This work is the result of concerns arising from a clinical and institutional experience and, from psychoanalytical propositions about the errant condition of desire and the structuring wanderings by adolescents, will discuss what is singular in adolescents' roaming around the streets, both in terms of an aimless wandering by the "street boy" and in terms of an inventive act, an assuming position by the teenage subject. In this discussion, we will place the institution as a possible anchor point for the subject; symbolic referent that, by legitimizing the use of the word, subverts the logic of social exclusion that mutes the subject, allowing overtaking the "mark of exclusion" to the erasure of a trait that knots and makes social bond.

Keywords : adolescent living on streets; wandering; social exclusion; institution.

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