Case Studies and the Dissemination of Knowledge by Joy Damousi, Birgit Lang, Katie Sutton

By Joy Damousi, Birgit Lang, Katie Sutton

The case examine has proved of tolerating curiosity to all Western societies, relatively on the subject of questions of subjectivity and the sexed self. This quantity interrogates how case reviews were utilized by medical professionals, attorneys, psychoanalysts, and writers to speak their findings either in the professional circles in their educational disciplines, and past, to wider publics. whilst, it questions how case stories were taken up by means of various audiences to refute and dispute educational wisdom. As such, this booklet engages with case stories as websites of interdisciplinary negotiation, transnational alternate and effect, exploring the results of forces equivalent to warfare, migration, and internationalization.

Case stories and the Dissemination of Knowledge demanding situations the boundaries of disciplinary-based learn within the humanities. The circumstances tested function a method of passage among disciplines, genres, and publics, from legislation to psychoanalysis, and from auto/biography to modernist fiction. Its chapters scrutinize the case learn so as to sharpen knowing of the genre’s dynamic position within the building and dissemination of information inside of and throughout disciplinary, temporal, and nationwide barriers. In doing so, they place the case on the heart of cultural and social understandings of the emergence of recent subjectivities.

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15. 16. 17. 25 “Taking and Keeping: A Note on the Emergence and Function of Hospital Patient Records,” Journal of the Society of Archivists 32, no. 1 (2011): 21–32; and Volker Hess, “Formalisierte Beobachtung: Die Genese der modernen Krankenakte am Beispiel der Berliner und Pariser Medizin (1725–1830),” Medizinhistorisches Journal 45 (2010): 293–340. Lauren Berlant, “On the Case,” Critical Inquiry 33 (2007): 663–72, at 663 n2 (emphasis in original). , In Dora’s Case: FreudHysteria-Feminism (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985); Julia Epstein, “Historiography, Diagnosis, and Poetics,” Literature and Medicine 11 (1992): 23–44; Susan Wells, “Freud’s Rat Man and the Case Study: A Genre in Three Keys,” New Literary History 34 (2003): 353–66; and Anne Sealey, “The Strange Case of the Freudian Case History: The Role of Case Histories in the Development of Psychoanalysis,” History of the Human Sciences 24 (2011): 36–50.

In 1907, the Mayo brothers started a trial of singular records, or unitary files, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Presbyterian Hospital in New York City made the first major investment in individual records around 1916, as the United States entered armed conflict in Europe. 24 Unlike the casebook, the “unit system” exerted considerable influence on clinical work, aiding the coordination of multiple specialists in the bureaucratic hospital and clarifying the illness trajectory of their patients.

15. 16. 17. 25 “Taking and Keeping: A Note on the Emergence and Function of Hospital Patient Records,” Journal of the Society of Archivists 32, no. 1 (2011): 21–32; and Volker Hess, “Formalisierte Beobachtung: Die Genese der modernen Krankenakte am Beispiel der Berliner und Pariser Medizin (1725–1830),” Medizinhistorisches Journal 45 (2010): 293–340. Lauren Berlant, “On the Case,” Critical Inquiry 33 (2007): 663–72, at 663 n2 (emphasis in original). , In Dora’s Case: FreudHysteria-Feminism (New York: Columbia University Press, 1985); Julia Epstein, “Historiography, Diagnosis, and Poetics,” Literature and Medicine 11 (1992): 23–44; Susan Wells, “Freud’s Rat Man and the Case Study: A Genre in Three Keys,” New Literary History 34 (2003): 353–66; and Anne Sealey, “The Strange Case of the Freudian Case History: The Role of Case Histories in the Development of Psychoanalysis,” History of the Human Sciences 24 (2011): 36–50.

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