Between the basic fault and second skin.

  • R. Willoughby
  • Published 2004 in The International journal of psycho-analysis


The ideas that are commonly associated with Esther Bick, such as primal skin function, defensive second skin phenomena and adhesive identity, are traditionally seen as affiliated to the larger body of work that constitutes the Kleinian school. I shall argue, however, that Bick's thinking owes a largely communally unrecognised debt to the work of her… (More)


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@article{Willoughby2004BetweenTB, title={Between the basic fault and second skin.}, author={R. Willoughby}, journal={The International journal of psycho-analysis}, year={2004}, volume={85 Pt 1}, pages={179-95} }