Ágora: Estudos em Teoria Psicanalítica
versión impresa ISSN 1516-1498
MARTY, François. Adolescence, violence and society. Ágora (Rio J.) [online]. 2006, vol.9, n.1, pp. 119-131. ISSN 1516-1498. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-14982006000100009.
Starting from the expression of violence in the social stage, the author questions the psychical resilience of that violence in adolescence. The violent adolescent is often a helpless person. Violence must be contained, channeled and tamed. In order to succeed in that, the adolescents need to find in themselves the means, and a powerful narcissistic support from the adults. They need to confront adults who can hold out their destructiveness and who can afford them references. If that lacks, the adolescents will not succeed in driving their inner violence towards their search for meaning, their narcissistic and identity search. So, the treatment of violence passes through the adults taking conscience of the role they must play in the construction of the self, especially in adolescence.
Palabras llave : Narcissistic support; destructiveness; identity; helplessness; adolescence process; violence; conflict.