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Confusing cases: Forrester, Stoller, Agnes, woman

Walsh, Julie (2020) 'Confusing cases: Forrester, Stoller, Agnes, woman.' History of the Human Sciences. ISSN 0952-6951

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Abstract

This article pursues the hypothesis that there is a structural affinity between the case study as a genre of writing and the question of gendered subjectivity. With John Forrester’s chapter ‘Inventing Gender Identity: The Case of Agnes’ as my starting point, I ask how the case of Agnes continues to inform our understanding of different disciplinary approaches (sociological and psychoanalytic) to theorising gender. I establish a conversation between distinct, psychoanalytically informed feminisms (Simone De Beauvoir, Juliet Mitchell, Judith Butler and Denise Riley) to move from the mid-20th century, to contemporary cultural debate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: case thinking/writing, feminisms, John Forrester, gender, psychoanalysis
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2019 09:36
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 09:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26099

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