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By Matthew H. Bowker,Amy Buzby

during this quantity, the paintings of British psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott is decided in dialog with a few of today’s such a lot gifted psychodynamically-sensitive political thinkers. The editors and individuals show that Winnicott’s idea comprises underappreciated political insights, discoverable in his reflections at the nature of the maturational procedure, and beneficial in operating via tricky impasses confronting modern political theorists. in particular, Winnicott’s psychoanalytic thought and perform provide a framework during which the political topic, destabilized and disrupted in a lot postmodern and modern considering, might be recentered. each one bankruptcy during this quantity, in its personal manner, grapples with this critical subject: the possibility of actual subjectivity and inter-subjectivity to come up inside a nexus of autonomy and dependence, aggression and civility, destructiveness and care. This quantity is exclusive in its contribution to the starting to be box of object-relations-oriented political and social idea. it will likely be of curiosity to political scientists, psychologists, and students of comparable topics within the humanities and social sciences.

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