SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.17 issue3In the wanderings of "street kids", an inventive act of the subject"I wanted to change": psychoanalysis in the face of the impoverished adolescence with no place author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Revista Subjetividades

Print version ISSN 2359-0769On-line version ISSN 2359-0777


GURSKI, Rose. Adolescents in conflict with the law, RAP and poetize: slips of "bare life" to "crazy life". Rev. Subj. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.3, pp.45-56. ISSN 2359-0769.

This article presents the beginning of a dialogue between Psychoanalysis and socioeducation, through the construction of an RAP (Rhythm, Adolescence and Poetry) workshop as a listening-intervention device with adolescents in conflict with the law who are in a socio-educational institution. Through RAP, we seek to draw a little "poetry" of the arid everyday that characterizes the lives of these boys. Hearing the dimension of traumatic exclusion in their narratives, and with the power of words and music, we seek a way to evoke movements in chronicle meanings. The work has, as theoretical and methodological support, the combination of psychoanalysis of Freud and Lacan articulated the theme of experience in Walter Benjamin. From the experience in the workshops we built some reflections that show what we have proposed as a dialogue between psychoanalysis and socioeducation. We also rehearsed a reflection on the position of these subjects with what Agamben conceptualizes regarding the "homo sacer" and the "bare life". RAP's lyrics seem to enunciate the suffering they feel for the dimension of their lives as mere life. Therefore, RAP comes as a poetizing mode, circulating the signifiers of "ressacadas" lives and relativizing the weight of the position of exclusion. We believe that such developments may open the prospect that the bare life, which put them on the path of conflict with the law, slide to as many meanings as the adventure with the polysemy of words and music can provide them.

Keywords : adolescence; psychoanalysis; socioeducation; experience; rap music.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish | French     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License