Darkened Room Women, Power, and Spiritualism in Late Victorian England
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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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Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/2004
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
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.
|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|