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Science of the Seance : Transnational Networks and the Gendered Bodies in the Study of Psychic

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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.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 242
Genre: Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Pr
Author: Beth A. Robertson
Language: English
Street Date: July 17, 2017
TCIN: 52834880
UPC: 9780774833509
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-8802
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