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Author Bennett, Gillian.

Title Alas, poor ghost! : traditions of belief in story and discourse / by Gillian Bennett.

Imprint Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1999.


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 223 pages) : illustrations
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Note "New, expanded, and extensively rev. ed. of Traditions of belief : women and the supernatural."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-220) and index.
Contents Belief and Disbelief -- Is Belief in the Supernatural Declining? -- Telling It Slant -- Patterns of Belief -- Order in Chaos -- Family Love -- Competing Cultures -- Contact with the Dead -- Life after Death -- Ghosts and Hauntings -- Visitations -- Cause, Consequence, and Lack Liquidated -- Delving -- Witnesses, Bereavement, and the Sense of Presence / Kate Bennett -- Witnesses -- Bereavement -- The Sense of Presence -- From Private Experience to Public Performance Supernatural Experience as Narrative -- Belief and Disbelief: Patterns of Narration -- Story Dialectic: The Imaginary Judge and Jury -- "Alas, Poor Ghost!" Case Studies in the History of Ghosts and Visitations -- The Ghost of Hamlet's Father -- The Cock Lane Poltergeist -- The Clodd/Lang Debate -- The Vanishing Hitchhiker -- A Brief History of "Witnesses" -- Collecting the Data -- The Manchester Study -- The Leicester Study -- Transcribing Spoken Texts -- The Manchester Respondents -- Linguistic Clues to Belief and Disbelief -- Word Lists Showing Story Patterns in Memorates.
Summary In the rational modern world, belief in the supernatural seemingly has been consigned to the worlds of entertainment and fantasy. Yet belief in other worldly phenomena, from poltergeists to telepathy, remains strong, as Gillian Bennett's research shows.
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Subject Folklore -- Great Britain.
Occultism -- Great Britain.
Ghosts -- Great Britain.
Women -- Great Britain -- Folklore.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst00930306
Ghosts. (OCoLC)fst00942434
Occultism. (OCoLC)fst01043123
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst01423784
Electronic books.
Added Title Traditions of belief.
Other Form: Print version: Bennett, Gillian. Alas, poor ghost!. Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1999 0874212782 (DLC) 99006558 (OCoLC)41439481
ISBN 9780874213560 (electronic bk.)
0874213568 (electronic bk.)
058517525X (electronic bk.)
9780585175256 (electronic bk.)
0874212782 (cloth)
9780874212785 (cloth)
0874212774 (pbk.)
9780874212778 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051429549
GBVCP 1008647411
NZ1 14250974

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