9780520274532-0520274539-Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America

Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America

ISBN-13: 9780520274532
ISBN-10: 0520274539
Edition: First
Author: McGarry, Dr. Molly
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780520274532
ISBN-10: 0520274539
Edition: First
Author: McGarry, Dr. Molly
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors McGarry, Dr. Molly wrote Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America comprising 288 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0520274539 and 9780520274532. Since then Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Ghosts of Futures Past guides readers through the uncanny world of nineteenth-century American spiritualism. More than an occult parlor game, this was a new religion, which channeled the voices of the dead, linked present with past, and conjured new worldly and otherworldly futures. Tracing the persistence of magic in an emergent culture of secularism, Molly McGarry brings a once marginalized practice to the center of American cultural history. Spiritualism provided an alchemical combination of science and magic that called into question the very categories of male and female, material and immaterial, self and other, living and dead. Dissolving the boundaries between them opened Spiritualist practitioners to other voices and, in turn, allowed them to imagine new social worlds and forge diverse political affinities.
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