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The Resource Science of the seance : transnational networks and gendered bodies in the study of psychic phenomena, 1918-40, Beth A. Robertson

Science of the seance : transnational networks and gendered bodies in the study of psychic phenomena, 1918-40, Beth A. Robertson

Label
Science of the seance : transnational networks and gendered bodies in the study of psychic phenomena, 1918-40
Title
Science of the seance
Title remainder
transnational networks and gendered bodies in the study of psychic phenomena, 1918-40
Statement of responsibility
Beth A. Robertson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beth A. Robertson resurrects the story of a group of men and women who sought to transform the séance 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"--
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic formats.
Assigning source
Source other than Library of Congress
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, Beth A.
Dewey number
130.72/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF1028
LC item number
.R63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parapsychology
  • Spiritualism
  • Parapsychology and science
  • Science and spiritualism
  • Parapsychologists
  • Sex role
Label
Science of the seance : transnational networks and gendered bodies in the study of psychic phenomena, 1918-40, Beth A. Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Groping in the dark: an introduction -- 1. The "scientific self": performative masculinity in the physical laboratory -- 2. Otherworldly subjects: mediums and spirits -- 3. A touch of the uncanny: sensing a material otherworld -- 4. The qualities of quartz: technology, inscriptions, and mechanizing vision -- 5. Fragments of spectral self: psychology, medicine, and aberrant souls -- 6. Teleplasmic mechanics: spirit scientists and vital technologies -- The Knot Unravelled: an epilogue
Control code
ocn955601260
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9780774833493
Lccn
2017303559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780774833493
  • (OCoLC)955601260
Label
Science of the seance : transnational networks and gendered bodies in the study of psychic phenomena, 1918-40, Beth A. Robertson
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Groping in the dark: an introduction -- 1. The "scientific self": performative masculinity in the physical laboratory -- 2. Otherworldly subjects: mediums and spirits -- 3. A touch of the uncanny: sensing a material otherworld -- 4. The qualities of quartz: technology, inscriptions, and mechanizing vision -- 5. Fragments of spectral self: psychology, medicine, and aberrant souls -- 6. Teleplasmic mechanics: spirit scientists and vital technologies -- The Knot Unravelled: an epilogue
Control code
ocn955601260
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 242 pages
Isbn
9780774833493
Lccn
2017303559
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780774833493
  • (OCoLC)955601260

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