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Author Wolffram, Heather.
Title The stepchildren of science : psychical research and parapsychology in Germany, c. 1870-1939 / Heather Wolffram.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi Bv Editions, 2009.

Author Wolffram, Heather.
Series Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 0045-7183 ; 88.
Wellcome series in the history of medicine.
Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 88.
Wellcome series in the history of medicine.
Subject Parapsychology -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Parapsychology -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Parapsychology -- history.
Occultism -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Parapsychology -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Occultism -- history.
History, 19th Century.
Germany.
Germany.
Add Title Psychical research and parapsychology in Germany, c. 1870-1939
Description 1 online resource (342 pages) : portraits.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Images; List of Abbreviations; Glossary; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Emergence of Psychical Research in Imperial Germany; 2 Hypnotism, Lay Medicine and Psychical Research at the Fin de Siècle; 3 In the Laboratory of the Geisterbaron: Experimental Parapsychology in Germany; 4 An Holistic Science: Philosophical Renewal and Official Response; 5 Parapsychology in the Courtroom: Occult Trials, Expertise and Authority during the Weimar Republic; 6 Parapsychology on the Couch: The Psychology of Occult Belief in Germany; Conclusion
Summary 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 particula.
ISBN 9789042027299 (electronic bk.)
9042027290 (electronic bk.)
9789042027282 (hbk.)
9042027282 (hbk.)
OCLC # 560062821
Additional Format Print version: Wolffram, Heather. Stepchildren of science. Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi Bv Editions, 2009 9789042027282 (OCoLC)495272397.


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