Darkened Room Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England

ISBN-10: 0226642054
ISBN-13: 9780226642055
Edition: 1989
Authors: Alex Owen
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Description: 'The Darkened Room' looks at the central role played by women as healers, mediums, and believers in the golden age of spiritualism in the late Victorian period. In so doing she provides new insights into the gender dynamics of Victorian society.

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

'The Darkened Room' looks at the central role played by women as healers, mediums, and believers in the golden age of spiritualism in the late Victorian period. In so doing she provides new insights into the gender dynamics of Victorian society.

Alex Owen is professor of history and gender studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of The Darkened Room, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The book, the spirits, and the historians
Power and Gender: The Spiritalist Context
Victorian Spiritualism and the Spiritualist Woman
Star Mediumship: Light and Shadows
At Home with the Theobald Family
Women Healers in the Spiritualist World
Medicine, Mediumship and Mania
Louisa Lowe's Story
Spiritualism and the Subversion of Femininity Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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