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Science in the New Age : the paranormal, its defenders and debunkers, and American culture

Author: David J Hess
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1993.
Series: Science and literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores ideologies of the paranormal in the USA, from views put forward by parapsychologists and crystal healers, to skeptical debunkers. Adopting a cultural perspective, Hess studies how each group  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Hess
ISBN: 0299138208 9780299138202 0299138240 9780299138240
OCLC Number: 27811150
Description: xi, 243 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Three cultures: New Age, parapsychology, skepticism --
The Historical context --
Self and other --
Heroes and sermons --
Gender and hierarchy --
Skepticism and the paranormal in Hollywood --
Theoretical conclusions --
Practical implications: toward dialogue.
Series Title: Science and literature.
Responsibility: David J. Hess.

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