Altruism, love and the "democratic factor" in social psychiatry
Swanson, G. (2009) Altruism, love and the "democratic factor" in social psychiatry. In: After the War: Post-War Structures of Feeling, Institute of English Studies, University of London, May 2009. Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/11297
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An examination of those models of character defined by effective sentiment development which became the foundation of a social psychiatry directed to the solution of social problems as part of a programme of post-war reconstruction, an excavation of the forgotten legacy of the work of Ian Suttie’s model of ‘love’, mutuality and altruism as the basis of social feeling, and its relevance for Donald Winnicott’s later proposal of the importance of cultivating ‘democratic feeling’.