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La question de la transmission entre mère et fille dans le contexte d'après-guerre civile libanaise. Se permettre d'aimer pour briser la répétition

Abstract : Because of a shortcoming in afterwardsness and no work of remembrance, the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990) never truly ended and is doomed to repetition. This war, against the religiously different, generated murderous hatred of the other, the stranger, and is now a constituent base for family organization. War is rooted in the intimate space of the subject and undermines the constitution of his identity. During that war, the union with the alike stands as a weapon of war against the different, the foreigner and the enemy. The wartime Lebanese woman will appear, in this thesis, as the first to "use" this "weapon". In this society which transmits the trauma of war, religion dictates until today the rights of the Lebanese, and individual and social laws. It legitimizes patriarchy and weakens group, community and individual identity in the event that a union of love is interconfessional. The founding function of the collective at the individual level is therefore, in this context, fundamental to the understanding of this study. The aim of this thesis will be to study the question of mother-daughter transmission in the post-civil war and its impact on the female identity of the women who never lived war : the post war women. It is precisely through the transmission of the prohibition to unite with the different that this question will be treated. This prohibiting transmission will affect the post- war mother-daughter relationship and the nature and function of love, appanage of the narcissistic and objectal relation. In order to account for the uncertainties of this alienating transmission, the research will focus on two Lebanese adolescents who have never experienced the civil war and who, respectively, have a mother who was a homemaker during the civil war and another who was a fighter. Through the study of the ordeal which is the romantic encounter at adolescence and the severe mental upheavals which it generates, the devastating impact of repetition and of the transmission of this prohibition to unite with the different will be highlighted. Whatever the role of the mother during the civil war, her teenage daughters will appear as her narcissistic extension, and will struggle to separate, become their own subjects, and to constitute themselves as beings free in their desires and their bodies.
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Lyne Khalil. La question de la transmission entre mère et fille dans le contexte d'après-guerre civile libanaise. Se permettre d'aimer pour briser la répétition. Psychologie. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019USPCC050⟩. ⟨tel-02902999⟩



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