Deprivation and Delinquency by D. W. Winnicott
(Routledge Classics)

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"Winnicott was a healer with the qualities of a parent, a magician, a teacher, a poet and a friend. The editors of this book have done a great service in collecting and arranging papers dating from the experiences of the evacuation in the Second World War up to some of Winnicott’s continued explorations of his own philosophy" - The British Medical Journal

D. W. Winnicott was one of the giants of child psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He argued eloquently for an increased sensitivity to children, their development and their needs. Deprivation and Delinquency is an invaluable collection of his work on the theme of the relationship between antisocial behaviour, or more chronically delinquency, and childhood experiences of deprivation. Winnicott examines children under stress, the nature and origin of antisocial tendency and the practical management of difficult children – issues which have once again exploded onto the social agenda.

 

About D. W. Winnicott

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Donald W. Winnicott was born into a well-to-do nonconformist family in Plymouth, England. He started his career as a pediatrician at the Paddington Green Children's Hospital in London. While working there, he developed an increasing interest in, and concern for, the emotional problems of his parents, as well as some of his patients. Hence, he later became a psychoanalyst and child psychiatrist. Twice president of the British Psycho-Analytical Society and the author of many books, Winnicott took the theory of emotional development back into earliest infancy, even before birth. His ideas, along with those of his contemporaries, led to the development of the British "object relations" school within psychoanalysis. This focused on familiar, inanimate objects that children use to counter anxiety during times of stress.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Routledge. 288 pages
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