Posted by MARIO RENDON on November 27, 1997 at 12:04:48:
In Reply to: Re: psychoanalysis and repression management (Althusser) posted by anne neuville on November 09, 1997 at 15:47:54:
There are two schools of thought regardign adolescence turmoil. The first one is the classical psychoanalytic endorsed by European psychoanalysts. The second is the American version. The first school would see the manifestation of adolescent turmoil as a necessary step in gaining autonomy and individuation of the self. The notion goes back to Hegel who postulated that in the process of humanization there most be a point when one places oneself in antagonism to society-others. The second current postulates that adolescent turmoil or rebellion is not in fact prevalent. This is concluded from studying American families. I endorse the first theory because paraphrasing Sartre one has to build a Self on top of what others (family, society) built for one. This is the ultimate expression of being human because it entails getting out of a program placed there by others, and creating one's own project. I hope this was helpful.
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