Desire, Culture and Memory in the Works of D.W. Winnicott

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The article analyzes how desire, culture and memory are depicted in British psychoanalyst D. W. Winnicott's works. Winnicott, according to Juliet Mitchell, believes that a person has a "self" potential which can be felt as real and true. It mentions objects within a child's world make themselves known and the objects exist when the child recognizes them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395–414
Number of pages20
JournalTextus (Genoa, Italy)
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009


  • Desire
  • Culture
  • Memory
  • Psychoanalysts
  • Winnicott, D. W. (Donald Woods), 1896-1971
  • Mitchell, Juliet
  • Great Britain


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