Playing and reality /

Winnicott, D. W. 1896-1971.

Playing and reality / - London : Routledge, 1991, ©1971. - xiii, 169 pages ; 22 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Transitional objects and transitional phenomena -- 2. Dreaming, fantasying and living : a case-history describing a primary dissociation -- 3. Playing : a theoretical statement -- 4. Playing : creative activity and the search for the self -- 5. Creativity and its origins -- 6. The use of an object and relating through identifications -- 7. The location of cultural experience -- 8. The place where we live -- 9. Mirror-role of mother and family in child development -- 10. Interrelating apart from instinctual drive and in terms of cross-identifications -- 11. Contemporary concepts of adolescent development and their implications for higher education.

In this book the author examines the springs of imaginative living and what it is that determines an individual's capacity to live creatively. He looks at the area between internal and external reality. This reality is intensely personal as its existence depends on each individual's life experiences. If children can use this realm to initiate their relationship with the world, first through transitional objects, and later through play and shared playing, a rich cultural experience and enjoyment of true creativity will open to them.

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