The Resource "Alas, poor ghost!" : traditions of belief in story and discourse, by Gillian Bennett, (electronic resource)

"Alas, poor ghost!" : traditions of belief in story and discourse, by Gillian Bennett, (electronic resource)

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"Alas, poor ghost!" : traditions of belief in story and discourse
Title
"Alas, poor ghost!"
Title remainder
traditions of belief in story and discourse
Statement of responsibility
by Gillian Bennett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
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. Especially common is belief in continuing contact with, or the continuing presence of, dead family members. Bennett interviewed women in Manchester, England, asking them questions about ghosts and other aspects of the supernatural. (Her discussion of how her research methods and interview techniques evolved is in itself valua
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Traditions of belief
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Bennett, Gillian
Dewey number
  • 398.0941
  • 398/.0941
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
GR141
LC item number
.B55 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Folklore
  • Occultism
  • Ghosts
  • Women
Label
"Alas, poor ghost!" : traditions of belief in story and discourse, by Gillian Bennett, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"New, expanded, and extensively rev. ed. of Traditions of belief : women and the supernatural."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Contents; Introduction; Background; The Structure of This Book; Chapter 1. Belief and Disbelief; Is Belief in the Supernatural Declining?; Telling It Slant; Patterns of Belief; Order in Chaos; Family Love; Competing Cultures; Chapter 2. Contact with the Dead; Life after Death; Ghosts and Hauntings; Visitations; Cause, Consequence, and Lack Liquidated; Delving; Summary; Chapter 3. Witnesses, Bereavement, and the Sense of Presence (with Kate Bennett); Witnesses; Bereavement; The Sense of Presence; Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. From Private Experience to Public Performance: Supernatural Experience as NarrativeBelief and Disbelief: Patterns of Narration; Story Dialectic: The Imaginary Judge and Jury; In Brief; Chapter 5. "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"; Appendices; 1. Collecting the Data; The Manchester Study; The Leicester Study; 2. Transcribing Spoken Texts; 3. The Manchester Respondents
  • 4. Linguistic Clues to Belief and Disbelief5. Word Lists Showing Story Patterns in Memorates; Notes; References Cited; Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (233 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9780585175256
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (EBL)486002
  • (OCoLC)44958637
  • (SSID)ssj0000100816
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11109016
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000100816
  • (PQKBWorkID)10037138
  • (PQKB)10690190
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  • (MdBmJHUP)muse16250
  • (EXLCZ)99111004365689102
Label
"Alas, poor ghost!" : traditions of belief in story and discourse, by Gillian Bennett, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"New, expanded, and extensively rev. ed. of Traditions of belief : women and the supernatural."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-220) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Contents; Introduction; Background; The Structure of This Book; Chapter 1. Belief and Disbelief; Is Belief in the Supernatural Declining?; Telling It Slant; Patterns of Belief; Order in Chaos; Family Love; Competing Cultures; Chapter 2. Contact with the Dead; Life after Death; Ghosts and Hauntings; Visitations; Cause, Consequence, and Lack Liquidated; Delving; Summary; Chapter 3. Witnesses, Bereavement, and the Sense of Presence (with Kate Bennett); Witnesses; Bereavement; The Sense of Presence; Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. From Private Experience to Public Performance: Supernatural Experience as NarrativeBelief and Disbelief: Patterns of Narration; Story Dialectic: The Imaginary Judge and Jury; In Brief; Chapter 5. "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"; Appendices; 1. Collecting the Data; The Manchester Study; The Leicester Study; 2. Transcribing Spoken Texts; 3. The Manchester Respondents
  • 4. Linguistic Clues to Belief and Disbelief5. Word Lists Showing Story Patterns in Memorates; Notes; References Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (233 p.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9780585175256
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (EBL)486002
  • (OCoLC)44958637
  • (SSID)ssj0000100816
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11109016
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000100816
  • (PQKBWorkID)10037138
  • (PQKB)10690190
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3571668
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse16250
  • (EXLCZ)99111004365689102

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