The Small Mother Complex and the Royal Feminine
Is it really the Mediterranean Great Mother "the archetypal precondition that comes to life in every individual Italian woman" as Ernst Bernhard suggests? or is a devaluated image of femininity, a Small Mother Complex, the contemporary precondition that comes to life in every individual Italian woman?
The Mediterranean Great Mother, that has always been an image of great power and influence on the Italian psyche, now has turned into a Small Mother Complex to the detriment of the individual and the collective experience of the desire.
In her paper The Small Mother Complex and the Royal Feminine Marta Tibaldi will discuss it, highlighting how the notion of “femininity” acts as a cultural complex both in women and in men.