From the Publisher
"Bowlby and Winnicott''s students give us new perspectives in a
lively, authentic and scholarly picture of these important figures,
whose influence and major contributions to many fields is immense.
I welcome this informative, entertaining and thought-provoking book
and I hope that it will be widely read." --Dr. Mario Marrone
John Bowlby and Donald Winnicott were two of the most notable
twentieth century pioneers in the application of psychoanalysis to
child development and family studies. A series of essays, written
by former students of both men, provides insight into the way they
approached their work, in addition to novel and clarifying
commentaries on their ideas.
The book covers such subjects as the problems of antisocial
children, separation, loss, and grief. It pays attention to the
social context and dimension of Bowlby and Winnicott''s work and
includes a novel examination of their contributions to the 1945
Curtis Committee''s deliberations leading to the landmark 1948
Children''s Act in Great Britain. Their different personalities and
scientific attitudes are brought out in a lively and anecdotal way.
The book ends with an extensive bibliography that links their own
individual work not only to each other, but also to the many and
varied strands of research and reflection that owe their origin to
D.W. Winnicott and John Bowlby.