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The Stepchildren of Science: Psychical Research and Parapsychology in Germany, c. 1870-1939
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The Stepchildren of Science: Psychical Research and Parapsychology in Germany, c. 1870-1939 (Hardback)

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Leading the reader through the darkened seance 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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyParapsychological studies Publisher: Brill Publication Date: 01/01/2009 ISBN-13: 9789042027282  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Heather Wolffram is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is the author of several articles on the history of German parapsychology and is currently researching late nineteenth-century debates over hypnosis, sexuality, human observation and crime in Central Europe.

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