Being the other: a creative exploration of the identity of the other

Dwight Turner, Jane Callaghan, Alasdair Gordon-Finlayson

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Influenced by Fanon’s idea that the slave needs the master as much as the master needs the slave, this article uses sand play work to explore the unconscious draw for the other in relation to the majority. Offering an important insight into this difficult and contradictory relationship, this research argues that for difference to be fully understood we must make conscious and recognise this relationship for the other in order to free the other from their fear of their potential.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Play Therapy
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2017



  • Difference
  • diversity
  • sand play
  • the other
  • Jung
  • Buber
  • identity

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