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(p. 429) The Location of Cultural Experience 

(p. 429) The Location of Cultural Experience
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(p. 429) The Location of Cultural Experience
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271398.003.0075
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date: 17 November 2019

In this paper, Winnicott addresses the existence of culture and all it implies in understanding human development. Dissatisfied with the Freudian notion of culture as the sublimation of instincts in this regard, he argues that cultural experience is the continuity of the human race that transcends personal experience. Cultural experience is located in the potential space between the individual and the environment and is first manifested in play.

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