Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, And Self Transformation In Victorian Spiritualism

Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, And Self Transformation In Victorian Spiritualism

Marlene Tromp / Sep 15, 2019

Altered States Sex Nation Drugs And Self Transformation In Victorian Spiritualism Altered States examines the rise of Spiritualism the religion of seances mediums and ghostly encounters in the Victorian period and the role it played in undermining both traditional female roles an

  • Title: Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, And Self Transformation In Victorian Spiritualism
  • Author: Marlene Tromp
  • ISBN: 9780791467398
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Altered States examines the rise of Spiritualism the religion of seances, mediums, and ghostly encounters in the Victorian period and the role it played in undermining both traditional female roles and the rhetoric of imperialism Focusing on a particular kind of seance event the full form materialization and the bodies of the young, female mediums who performed it, MaAltered States examines the rise of Spiritualism the religion of seances, mediums, and ghostly encounters in the Victorian period and the role it played in undermining both traditional female roles and the rhetoric of imperialism Focusing on a particular kind of seance event the full form materialization and the bodies of the young, female mediums who performed it, Marlene Tromp argues that in the altered state of the seance new ways of understanding identity and relationships became possible This not only demonstrably shaped the thinking of the Spiritualists, but also the popular consciousness of the period In diaries, letters, newspaper accounts, scientific reports, and popular fiction, Tromp uncovers evidence that the radical views presented in the faith permeated and influenced mainstream Victorian thought.

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    About "Marlene Tromp"

      • Marlene Tromp

        Dr Marlene Tromp is John and Christine Warner Professor of English and Director of Women s Studies at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.


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