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Jeffrey, W.D. (1993). The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVIII, 1991: War as a Holding Environment: An Analysis ofEmpire of the Sun. Lynn S. Lawrence. Pp. 301-307.. Psychoanal Q., 62:697.
    
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(1993). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 62:697

The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVIII, 1991: War as a Holding Environment: An Analysis ofEmpire of the Sun. Lynn S. Lawrence. Pp. 301-307.

William D. Jeffrey

Lawrence postulates that war acts as a Winnicottian "holding environment" in Stephen Spielberg's film, Empire of the Sun. To master psychic trauma, the protagonist, Jaime, utilizes past identifications, innate endowment, and capacity for play. Through the developmental tasks of latency, he is able to transform his experience in a japanese detention camp. "Within the context of such a holding environment, the industriousness … of latency bolsters the ego's capacity to resist regression."

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Jeffrey, W.D. (1993). The Psychoanalytic Review. LXXVIII, 1991. Psychoanal. Q., 62:697

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