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22%OFFAlison Winter - Mesmerized - 9780226902234 - V9780226902234
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Mesmerized

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Description for Mesmerized Paperback. Tracing the history of mesmerism, this text explores the contested territory between science and pseudoscience and society and science. Examining who was entranced, who did the entrancing, why it was so compelling and how it became equally powerful evidence of fraud and "unscientific" behaviour. Num Pages: 478 pages, 23 halftones, 59 line drawings. BIC Classification: 1DBK; HBJD1; HBLL; JMTH; PDA. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 150 x 229 x 26. Weight in Grams: 648.
Thousands of men and women all across Britain in the Victorian age were being mesmerized, twisted into bizarre postures and speaking out in unknown languages, and the Victorians were literally entranced with this phenomenon. The text focuses on mesmerism: who was entranced, who did the entrancing, why mesmerism was such a compelling experience to so many and how it became equally powerful evidence of fraud and "unscientific" behaviour to many others. It illuminates dark areas of the relationship between science and society, allowing the assessment of the role of authority in particular social contexts: who draws the line between the ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2000
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
478
Condition
New
Number of Pages
480
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226902234
SKU
V9780226902234
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