Integrating Relational Psychoanalysis with Relational Sociology
How can the work of Wilfred Bion and Donald Winnicott be combined and enriched with the relational sociological theories of Pierre Bourdieu and Norbert Elias to understand and explain long-term socio-psychological processes in society?
Crossing the narrow bridge: the socio-emotional development of young children.
In the early twenty first century, the parent–child relationship has lost some of its hierarchical character: although young children have greater autonomy in their relationships with adults, both adults and young children are now expected to exercise a higher degree of self-restraint. An important long-term, unintended consequence of this process is that young children and parents live within families in highly interdependent relationships, where there are increasing pressures to control and regulate one’s emotions and behaviour.
Developmental Psychology, Socio-emotional processes
Comparisons in the national habitus of different childhoods.
The concept of national habitus can be used as an important theoretical tool for developing a comparative sociology of childhood. The national habitus refers to the internalisation of wider structures and processes manifested through the routines and taken-for-granted actions within a particular set of institutional relationships.