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Science Of The Seance

Author : Beth A. Robertson
ISBN : 9780774833523
Genre : Science
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Beth A. Robertson resurrects the story of a group of men and women who sought to transform the seance into a laboratory of the spirits and a transnational empirical project. Her findings cast new light on how science, metaphysics, and the senses collided to inform gendered norms in the 1920s and ’30s. She reveals a world inhabited, on one side, by psychical researchers who represented themselves as masters of the senses, untainted by the effeminized subjectivity of the body and, on the other, by mediums and ghostly subjects who could and did challenge the researchers’ exclusive claims to scientific expertise and authority.
Category: Science

From Seance To Science

Author : David B. Baker
ISBN : 1937378438
Genre : Psychology
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"This book is intended to round out the picture of American psychology's past, adding the history of psychological practice to the story of psychological science. Written by two well-recognized authorities in the field, this book covers the profession and practice of psychology in America from the late nineteenth century to the present"--
Category: Psychology

City Of Dreadful Delight

Author : Judith R. Walkowitz
ISBN : 9780226081014
Genre : History
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From tabloid exposes of child prostitution to the grisly tales of Jack the Ripper, narratives of sexual danger pulsated through Victorian London. Expertly blending social history and cultural criticism, Judith Walkowitz shows how these narratives reveal the complex dramas of power, politics, and sexuality that were being played out in late nineteenth-century Britain, and how they influenced the language of politics, journalism, and fiction. Victorian London was a world where long-standing traditions of class and gender were challenged by a range of public spectacles, mass media scandals, new commercial spaces, and a proliferation of new sexual categories and identities. In the midst of this changing culture, women of many classes challenged the traditional privileges of elite males and asserted their presence in the public domain. An important catalyst in this conflict, argues Walkowitz, was W. T. Stead's widely read 1885 article about child prostitution. Capitalizing on the uproar caused by the piece and the volatile political climate of the time, women spoke of sexual danger, articulating their own grievances against men, inserting themselves into the public discussion of sex to an unprecedented extent, and gaining new entree to public spaces and journalistic practices. The ultimate manifestation of class anxiety and gender antagonism came in 1888 with the tabloid tales of Jack the Ripper. In between, there were quotidien stories of sexual possibility and urban adventure, and Walkowitz examines them all, showing how women were not simply figures in the imaginary landscape of male spectators, but also central actors in the stories of metropolotin life that reverberated in courtrooms, learned journals, drawing rooms, street corners, and in the letters columns of the daily press. A model of cultural history, this ambitious book will stimulate and enlighten readers across a broad range of interests.
Category: History

Popular Exhibitions Science And Showmanship 1840 1910

Author : Jill A Sullivan
ISBN : 9781317321125
Genre : Science
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Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education and leisure patterns. The essays in this collection look at exhibitions and their influence in terms of location, technology and ideology.
Category: Science

Anatomy Of A Seance

Author : Stanley Edward McMullin
ISBN : 9780773526655
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Anatomy of a Seance paints a fascinating picture of how educated people were drawn to spiritualism and psychic research. It shows that for many Canadians, attempting to sort out their religious beliefs and finding an acceptable marriage between religion and science, the seance room provided an alternative to formal religious dogma. Despite the opposition of mainline churches, spiritualism offered the possibility of a "scientific" religion that could prove the existence of heaven.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

From S Ance To Science

Author : Ludy T. Benjamin
ISBN : UCSC:32106016642446
Genre : Psychology
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This is a book about the professionalization of psychology, specifically the birth and development of modern psychological practice in the United States from the 19th century to the present ... This book tells the story of psychologists who sought and seek to apply the knowledge of their science to the practical problems of the world, whether those problems lie in businesses, schools, families, or in the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of individuals. Their stories are told in the context of their times, emphasizing the social, political, and disciplinary factors that have shaped the profession.-Pref.
Category: Psychology


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ISBN : OXFORD:590247599
Genre : Parapsychology
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Femmes Fatales

Author : Mary Ann Doane
ISBN : 9781136639043
Genre : Social Science
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A major work of feminist film criticism examining questions of sexual difference, the female body and the female spectator through a discussion of such figures as Pabst's Lulu and Rita Hayworth's Gilda.
Category: Social Science

Integrating Science Technology Into Development Policies An International Perspective

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264032101
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This publication provides the proceedings of an international workshop, held in South Africa, intended to address how international co-operation in science and technology can further the three inter-related aspects (economic, social and environmental) of the development process.

The Science Of Deception

Author : Michael Pettit
ISBN : 9780226923741
Genre : History
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Looks at how many early-20th-century psychologists who at first tried to combat deception in American society, later used deliberate misdirection and deceitful stimuli to support their own experiments.
Category: History