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by Heather Wolffram

eBook The Stepchildren of Science: Psychical Research and Parapsychology in Germany, C. 1870-1939. (The Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine) download ISBN: 9042027282
Author: Heather Wolffram
Publisher: Rodopi; 1 edition (November 2, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 350
ePub: 1834 kb
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism

Heather Wolffram is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the .

Heather Wolffram is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland, Australia.

She succeeds admirably

She succeeds admirably. This is an enlightening look at a pivotal time in science and in Germany. in: SciTech Book News, March 2010

This is an enlightening look at a pivotal time in science and in Germany

The result is a history that draws together the many uses, contests, and embellishments of a phenomenon that was at once mysterious and potent.

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Leading the reader through the darkened séance rooms and laboratories of Imperial and inter-war Germany, The Stepchildren of Science casts light on the emergence of psychical research and parapsychology in the German context. It looks, in particular, at the role of the psychiatrist Albert von Schrenck-Notzing - a figure who fashioned himself as both propagandist and Grand Seignior of German parapsychology - in shaping these nascent disciplines. In contrast to other recent studies in which occultism is seen as a means of dealing with or creating "the modern", this book considers the epistemological, cultural and social issues that arose from psychical researchers' and parapsychologists' claims to scientific legitimacy. Focusing on the boundary disputes between these researchers and the spiritualists, occultists, psychologists and scientists with whom they competed for authority over the paranormal, The Stepchildren of Science demonstrates that in the German context both proponents and opponents alike understood psychical research and parapsychology as border sciences.