160 p. The Winnicott Studies Monograph Series. . Intended for college/higher education audience. Intended for professional and scholarly audience.
From the Publisher
The book comprises six lectures, each exploring from a different
viewpoint the current relevance of Winnicott''s reflections on the
nature and sources, as well as the management, of "the antisocial
tendency" in the context of today''s social problems affecting the
Current debates about "the sick society" and its causes indicate a
current widespread unease about the quality of much contemporary
child-rearing practice, together with uncertainty and disagreement
over its precise causes and remedies. Sixty years ago, as a
consequence of war and its aftermath, there was a comparable
concern to provide a better future for the nation''s young people.
Donald Winnicott took a prominent part in shaping those
deliberations, both through his broadcasts and his writings, some
directed at ordinary parents, others towards fellow professionals.
This series of lectures considers the contemporary relevance of
Winnicott''s observations and recommendations and reflects on what
has happened to the relationship between child, the family and the
outside world over that same period of time.
Subject areas covered by the book include: antisocial tendency;
delinquency; family functioning; the distribution of
responsibilities between parents and government agencies of all
sorts over the upbringing of children; children''s welfare and
their preparation for life in society.