Donald Woods Winnicott

(1896—1971) paediatrician and psychoanalyst

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A British paediatrician and psychoanalyst whose work on the mother-baby relationship directed attention to the infant's environment and to ‘good-enough mothering’. Often discussed by modern feminist writers on parenting, his most accessible book is The Child, the Family and the Outside World (1964).

Subjects: Social Sciences — Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

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