Love Term 2 – Essay Questions
1. Discuss Winnicott’s notion of the ‘good-enough’ mother in relation to mothering in an unequal world.
Winnicott, D. (1956) Primary Maternal Preoccupation. In D. Winnicott (1975) Through Paediatrics to Psycho-Analysis. London: The Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.
Doane, J. and Hodges, D. 1992. From Klein to Kristeva: Psychoanalytic Feminism and the Search for the ‘Good Enough’ Mother. University of Michigan Press.
Thomson, R., et al., (2011) Making Modern Mothers, Chapter 4, Relationships. Polity Press
Winnicott, D., (1960) The Theory of the Parent-Infant Relationship. (1960). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 41: 585-595.