chapter  5
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) e Wicked Witch

In his study of stereotypes, Sander Gilman uses object-relations theory to explain how the infant’s sense of di: erence (inside/outside, self/other, good/bad) is formed by the denial of its demands for food, warmth, and comfort. “As the child comes to distinguish more and more between the world and self, anxiety arises from a perceived loss of control over the world.”1 ) e “world” he refers to provides food, warmth, and comfort and, signi? cantly, it revolves around the mother.