Do under-3s think of day-care centers as >home from home<? Psychoanalytic investigations into primary socialization in day-care centers taking the German situation as an example

  • The authors note a contradiction between empirical findings and the dismissive conclusion of the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (FMFASWY) that the treatment of children in early day care will not affect their relationship to their mother or entail any serious damage for their future. They use this contradiction as an opportunity to discuss the social function of early childhood socialization in day care. They come to the impression that the FMFASWY, in its assessment of research on day-care centers, was also intuitively guided by sociopolitical interests insofar as the emergence of a social character satisfying current social requirements is favored more by primary socialization in day care than in families.

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Author:Siegfried Zepf, Dietmar Seel
Parent Title (English):International Forum of Psychoanalysis, Vol. 28 (No. 3, 2019), pp. 127-139.
Document Type:Articles
Year of first Publication:2019
Release Date:2020/11/03
Format:PDF-scan upon request / PDF-Scan auf Anfrage
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