The Paranormal and the Politics of Truth: A Sociological Account ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jeremy Northcote

The Paranormal and the Politics of Truth: A Sociological Account

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Publication date: April 2013
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This book is based on the author's ten-year research into the politics of belief surrounding paranormal ideas. Through a detailed examination of the participants, issues, strategies and underlying factors that constitute the contemporary paranormal debate, the book explores the struggle surrounding the status of paranormal phenomena. It examines, on the one hand, how the principal arbiters of religious and scientific truths - the Church and the academic establishment - reject paranormal ideas as "occult" and "pseudo-scientific", and how, on the other hand, paranormal enthusiasts attempt to resist such labels and instead establish paranormal ideas as legitimate knowledge. The author contends that the paranormal debate is the outcome of wider discursive processes that are concerned with the construction and negotiation of truth in Western society generally. More specifically, the debate is seen as an aspect of the "boundary work" that defines the contours of religious and scientific ...
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The Paranormal and the Politics of Truth: A Sociological Account ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Jeremy Northcote
Imprint Academic, April 2013
ISBN: 9781845404109
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