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Ghostly encounters : the hauntings of everyday life

Author: Dennis D Waskul
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2016].
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dennis Waskul writes these lines about his first-hand experience with the supernatural in the introduction to his beguiling book Ghostly Encounters. Based on two years of fieldwork and interviews with 71 midwestern Americans, the Waskuls book is a reflexive ethnography that examines how people experience ghosts and hauntings in everyday life. The authors explore how uncanny happenings become ghosts, and the reasons  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis D Waskul
ISBN: 9781439912881 1439912882 9781439912898 1439912890
OCLC Number: 924635973
Description: xi, 166 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The trouble with ghosts --
Ghostly reason --
Ghostly topology --
Ghostly legends --
Ghostly speculations --
Methods and data.
Responsibility: Dennis Waskul with Michele Waskul.

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Dennis Waskul writes these lines about his first-hand experience with the supernatural in the introduction to his beguiling book Ghostly Encounters. Based on two years of fieldwork and interviews with 71 midwestern Americans, the Waskuls book is a reflexive ethnography that examines how people experience ghosts and hauntings in everyday life. The authors explore how uncanny happenings become ghosts, and the reasons people struggle with or against a will to believe. They present the variety and character of hauntings and ghostly encounters, outcomes of people telling haunted legends, and the nested consequences of ghostly experiences. Through these stories, Ghostly Encounters seeks to understand the persistence of uncanny experiences and beliefs in ghosts in an age of reason, science, education, and technology as well as how those beliefs and experiences.

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