Amal Treacher Kabesh is an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham. She has a long-standing interest in bringing together psychoanalytic and cultural theory in order to understand identity (particularly gender and ethnicity) and has published extensively on these topics. Her two most recent books are Postcolonial Masculinities: Histories, Emotions, Ethics and Egyptian Revolutions: Conflict, Repetition and Identification.
The volume furnishes a wonderfully rich overview of how Winnicott conceptualized and worked with healthy and unhealthy persons as it traces the ways he conceived such elements of psychic life as self-other relations, the problem of envy, fantasy and reality, emotional development, and human creativity. To have in one place these essays on Winnicott will facilitate further reexaminations of the ideas and therapies of this important analyst. * Choice *