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The supernatural in society, culture, and history


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The supernatural in society, culture, and history


vi, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

In the twenty-first century, as in centuries past, stories of the supernatural thrill and terrify us. But despite their popularity, scholars often dismiss such beliefs in the uncanny as inconsequential, or even embarrassing. The editors and contributors to The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History have made a concerted effort to understand encounters with ghosts and the supernatural that have remain present and flourished. Featuring folkloric researchers examining the cultural value of such beliefs and practices, sociologists who acknowledge the social and historical value of the supernatural, and enthusiasts of the mystical and uncanny, this volume includes a variety of experts and interested observers using first-hand ethnographic experiences and historical records.The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History seeks to understand the socio-cultural and socio-historical contexts of the supernatural. This volume takes the supernatural as real because belief in it has fundamentally shaped human history. It continues to inform people's interpretations, actions, and identities on a daily basis. The supernatural is an indelible part of our social world that deserves sincere scholarly attention. Contributors include: Janet Baldwin, I'Nasah Crockett, William Ryan Force, Rachael Ironside, Tea Krulos, Joseph Laycock, Stephen L. Muzzatti, Scott Scribner, Emma Smith, Jeannie Banks Thomas, and the editors



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001 001     3858910
005 005     20181005163059.0
020 ISBN   $a ISBN  978-1-43991524-0
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020 ISBN   $a ISBN  978-1-43991525-7
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040 Cataloging Src   $a Original cataloging agency  DLC
    $b Language of cataloging  eng
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    $c Transcribing agency  DLC
050 LC Call No 00  $a Classification number  BL100
    $b Item number  .S87 2018
245 Title 04  $a Title  The supernatural in society, culture, and history /
    $c Statement of responsibility  edited by Dennis Waskul and Marc Eaton.
260 PublicationInfo   $c Date of publication, dist, etc  2018.
264 ProductnNotice $a Place of prod/dist/manuf.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :
    $b Name of prod./pub./dist./man.  Temple University Press,
    $c Date of prod/dist/manuf/copyrt  2018.
300 Physical Desc   $a Extent  vi, 240 pages :
    $b Other physical details  illustrations ;
    $c Dimensions  23 cm.
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504 BibliogrphyNote   $a Bibliography, etc. note  Includes bibliographical references and index.
650 Subj. $a Topical heading  Supernatural.
700 AE:PersName 1   $a Personal name  Eaton, Marc A,
    $d Dates of flourishing  1980-,
    $e Relator  editor.
700 AE:PersName 1   $a Personal name  Waskul, Dennis D.,
    $d Dates of flourishing  1969-,
    $e Relator  editor.
852 Holdings   $a Location  221
    $h Classification part  BL100.S87 2018
    $p Barcode  219810
    $9 Cost  $38.00

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