Lang, B., Damousi, J. & Lewis, A. (2017). Introduction to A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature. J. Damousi, K. Rubenstein, M. Tomsic. A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature 1-18. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.7765/9781526106117.00004
[Extract] A History of the Case Study represents a critical intervention into contemporary debate concerning the construction of knowledge which – after Michel Foucault’s elaborations on modern discourses of power – considers the medical case study in particular as an expression of new forms of disciplinary authority. This volume scrutinises the changing status of the human case study, that is, the medical, legal or literary case study that places an individual at its centre. With close reference to the dawning of ‘sexual modernity’ during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and to ideas about sexual identity in the period immediately before and...
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