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A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature

Birgit Lang, Joy Damousi, and Alison Lewis


This volume tells the story of the case study genre at a time when it became the genre par excellence for discussing human sexuality across the humanities and the life sciences. A History of the Case Study takes the reader on a transcontinental journey from the imperial world of fin-de-siècle Central Europe and the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the interwar metropolises of Weimar Germany, and to the United States of America in the post-war years. Foregrounding the figures of case study pioneers, and always alert to the radical implications of their engagement with the genre, the six chapters scr ... More

Keywords: case study, history of sexuality, psychoanalysis, criminality, European literature, readers, sexual publics, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099434
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099434.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Birgit Lang, author
The University of Melbourne

Joy Damousi, author
The University of Melbourne

Alison Lewis, author
The University of Melbourne