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Hartman, J.J. (1992). The Psychoanalytic Study of Society. XIV. 1989: Mama, Papa, and the Space Between: Children, Sacred Objects, and Transitional Phenomena in Aboriginal Central Australia. John Morton. Pp. 191-225.. Psychoanal Q., 61:677.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: The Psychoanalytic Study of Society. XIV. 1989: Mama, Papa, and the Space Between: Children, Sacred Objects, and Transitional Phenomena in Aboriginal Central Australia. John Morton. Pp. 191-225.

(1992). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 61:677

The Psychoanalytic Study of Society. XIV. 1989: Mama, Papa, and the Space Between: Children, Sacred Objects, and Transitional Phenomena in Aboriginal Central Australia. John Morton. Pp. 191-225.

John J. Hartman

Morton employs Winnicott's notions of the transitional object and transitional phenomena to illuminate a problem in Central Australian ethnography dealing with the relationship between women, children, and sacred objects. He presents two myths collected by Róheim and uses Winnicott's psychoanalytic concepts to explain them. He concludes with some critical remarks on Herdt's use of the transitional object concept in his study of the Sambia of New Guinea.


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Hartman, J.J. (1992). The Psychoanalytic Study of Society. XIV. 1989. Psychoanal. Q., 61:677

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