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Routledge studies in cultural history 36
The case study has proved of enduring interest to all Western societies, particularly in relation to questions of subjectivity and the sexed self. This volume interrogates how case studies have been used by doctors, lawyers, psychoanalysts, and writers to communicate their findings both within the specialist circles of their academic disciplines, and beyond, to wider publics. At the same time, it questions how case studies have been taken up by a range of audiences to refute and dispute academic knowledge. As such, this book engages with case studies as sites of interdisciplinary negotiation
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Case Studies and the Dissemination of Knowledge; PART I Case Knowledge; 1 The Case of the Archive; 2 The Case Study as Representative Anecdote; 3 Influencing Public Knowledge: Erich Wulffen and the Criminal Case of Grete Beier; 4 A Case for Female Individuality: Käthe Schirmacher-Self-Invention and Biography; PART II Historical Cases; 5 Sexological Cases and the Prehistory of Transgender Identity Politics in Interwar Germany; 6 The Sad Tale of Sister Barbara Ubryk: A Case Study in Convent Captivity.
7 The Curious Case/s of Dr. Wallace: Sexuality and the Medical File in Postwar Australia8 Sexuality and the Public Case Study in the United States, 1940-65; PART III Literary Circulations; 9 Female Sex Murders and Literary Case Writing: Alfred Döblin's Die beiden Freundinnen und ihr Giftmord (1924); 10 The Lunatics of Love: Armand Dubarry's Psychopathological Novels and Their Publics; 11 Making a Case for Castration: Literary Cases and Psychoanalytic Readings; 12 When the Case Writer Eclipses the Case: Linda Lê's Case Study of Ingeborg Bachmann; Contributors; Index.