Paranormal America second edition

Paranormal America  second edition

Paranormal America Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other
Curiosities in Religion and Culture Second Edition Christopher D. Bader, Joseph
O. Baker, and F. Carson Mencken NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS New York ...

Author: Christopher D. Bader

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479814619

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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The untold account of the countless Americans who believe in, or personally experience, paranormal phenomena such as ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs and psychics Given the popularity of television shows such as Finding Bigfoot, Ghost Hunters, Supernatural, and American Horror Story, there seems to be an insatiable public hunger for mystical happenings. But who believes in the paranormal? Based on extensive research and their own unique personal experiences, Christopher Bader, Joseph Baker and Carson Mencken reveal that a significant number of Americans hold these beliefs, and that for better or worse, we undoubtedly live in a paranormal America. Readers will join the authors as they participate in psychic and palm readings, and have their auras photographed, join a Bigfoot hunt, follow a group of celebrity ghost hunters as they investigate claims of a haunted classroom, and visit a support group for alien abductees. The second edition includes new and updated research based on findings from the Baylor Religion survey regarding America’s relationship with the paranormal. Drawing on these diverse and compelling sources of data, the book offers an engaging account of the social, personal, and statistical stories of American paranormal beliefs and experiences. It examines topics such as the popularity of paranormal beliefs in the United States, the ways in which these beliefs relate to each other, whether paranormal beliefs will give rise to a new religion, and how believers in the paranormal differ from “average” Americans. Brimming with fascinating anecdotes and provocative new findings, Paranormal America offers an entertaining yet authoritative examination of a growing segment of American religious culture.
Categories: Religion

Religion Is Raced

Religion Is Raced

Understanding American Religion in the Twenty-First Century Grace Yukich,
Penny Edgell ... He is the co-author of four books: American Secularism (2015),
Paranormal America (second edition, 2017), Deviance Management: Insiders, ...

Author: Grace Yukich

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479808670

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Demonstrates how race and power help to explain American religion in the twenty-first century When White people of faith act in a particular way, their motivations are almost always attributed to their religious orientation. Yet when religious people of color act in a particular way, their motivations are usually attributed to their racial positioning. Religion Is Raced makes the case that religion in America has generally been understood in ways that center White Christian experiences of religion, and argues that all religion must be acknowledged as a raced phenomenon. When we overlook the role race plays in religious belief and action, and how religion in turn spurs public and political action, we lose sight of a key way in which race influences religiously-based claims-making in the public sphere. With contributions exploring a variety of religious traditions, from Buddhism and Islam to Judaism and Protestantism, as well as pieces on atheists and humanists, Religion Is Raced brings discussions about the racialized nature of religion from the margins of scholarly and religious debate to the center. The volume offers a new model for thinking about religion that emphasizes how racial dynamics interact with religious identity, and how we can in turn better understand the roles religion—and Whiteness—play in politics and public life, especially in the United States. It includes clear recommendations for researchers, including pollsters, on how to better recognize moving forward that religion is a raced phenomenon. With contributions by Joseph O. Baker, Kelsy Burke, James Clark Davidson, Janine Giordano Drake, Ashley Garner, Edward Orozco Flores, Sikivu Hutchinson, Sarah Imhoff, Russell Jeung, John Jimenez, Jaime Kucinskas, Eric Mar, Gerardo Martí, Omar M. McRoberts, Besheer Mohamed, Dawne Moon, Jerry Z. Park, Z. Fareen Parvez, Theresa W. Tobin, and Rhys H. Williams.
Categories: Social Science

Deviance Management

Deviance Management

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2017. Paranormal America. 2nd edition. New York: New York University Press.
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Author: Christopher D. Bader

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520304482

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Deviance Management examines how individuals and subcultures manage the stigma of being labeled socially deviant. Exploring high-tension religious groups, white power movements, paranormal subcultures, LGBTQ groups, drifters, recreational drug and alcohol users, and more, the authors identify how and when people combat, defy, hide from, or run from being stigmatized as “deviant.” While most texts emphasize the criminological features of deviance, the authors’ coverage here showcases the diversity of social and noncriminal deviance. Deviance Management allows for a more thorough understanding of strategies typically used by normalization movements to destigmatize behaviors and identities while contributing to the study of social movements and intra-movement conflict.
Categories: Social Science

Society without God Second Edition

Society without God  Second Edition

America, 2; lazy monopolytheory, 141–44, 242n23; literacy rates and, 149– 50;
lived secularity as, 7, 117; ... 144–46; Social Democrats, anti-religiosity of, 95–96,
151–52; success and, 39; supernatural/paranormal phenomena, 115; Sweden, ...

Author: Phil Zuckerman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479878086

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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An updated edition showcasing the social health of the least religious nations in the world Religious conservatives around the world often claim that a society without a strong foundation of faith would necessarily be an immoral one, bereft of ethics, values, and meaning. Indeed, the Christian Right in the United States has argued that a society without God would be hell on earth. In Society without God, Second Edition sociologist Phil Zuckerman challenges these claims. Drawing on fieldwork and interviews with more than 150 citizens of Denmark and Sweden, among the least religious countries in the world, he shows that, far from being inhumane, crime-infested, and dysfunctional, highly secular societies are healthier, safer, greener, less violent, and more democratic and egalitarian than highly religious ones. Society without God provides a rich portrait of life in a secular society, exploring how a culture without faith copes with death, grapples with the meaning of life, and remains content through everyday ups and downs. This updated edition incorporates new data from recent studies, updated statistics, and a revised Introduction, as well as framing around the now more highly developed field of secular studies. It addresses the dramatic surge of irreligion in the United States and the rise of the “nones,” and adds data on societal health in specific US states, along with fascinating context regarding which are the most religious and which the most secular.
Categories: Religion

Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Fear Itself is a novel, wide-ranging study of the social consequences of fear, ultimately suggesting that there is good reason to be afraid of fear itself.

Author: Christopher D. Bader

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479852055

Category: Religion

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An antidote to the culture of fear that dominates modern life From moral panics about immigration and gun control to anxiety about terrorism and natural disasters, Americans live in a culture of fear. While fear is typically discussed in emotional or poetic terms—as the opposite of courage, or as an obstacle to be overcome—it nevertheless has very real consequences in everyday life. Persistent fear negatively effects individuals’ decision-making abilities and causes anxiety, depression, and poor physical health. Further, fear harms communities and society by corroding social trust and civic engagement. Yet politicians often effectively leverage fears to garner votes and companies routinely market unnecessary products that promise protection from imagined or exaggerated harms. Drawing on five years of data from the Chapman Survey of American Fears—which canvasses a random, national sample of adults about a broad range of fears—Fear Itself offers new insights into what people are afraid of and how fear affects their lives. The authors also draw on participant observation with Doomsday preppers and conspiracy theorists to provide fascinating narratives about subcultures of fear. Fear Itself is a novel, wide-ranging study of the social consequences of fear, ultimately suggesting that there is good reason to be afraid of fear itself.
Categories: Religion

Faithful Measures

Faithful Measures

This book offers a global and innovative approach, with chapters on the intersection of religion and new technology, such as smart phone apps, Google Ngrams, crowdsourcing data, and Amazon buying networks.

Author: Roger Finke

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479875214

Category: Religion

Page: 399

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A venture into the art and science of measuring religion in everyday life In an era of rapid technological advances, the measures and methods used to generate data about religion have undergone remarkably little change. Faithful Measures pushes the study of religion into the 21st century by evaluating new and existing measures of religion and introducing new methods for tapping into religious behaviors and beliefs. This book offers a global and innovative approach, with chapters on the intersection of religion and new technology, such as smart phone apps, Google Ngrams, crowdsourcing data, and Amazon buying networks. It also shows how old methods can be improved by using new technology to create online surveys with experimental designs and by developing new ways of mining data from existing information. Chapter contributors thoroughly explain how to employ these new techniques, and offer fresh insights into understanding the complex topic of religion in modern life. Beyond its quantitative contributions, Faithful Measures will be an invaluable resource for inspiring a new wave of creativity and exploration in our connected world
Categories: Religion

400 Years of the Ghosts of Cape May

400 Years of the Ghosts of Cape May

Join medium and ghost hunter Craig McManus as he takes you back to his favorite haunts in cape May and unearths some new ghosts along the way.

Author: Craig Mcmanus

Publisher: Channel Craig

ISBN: 0978544447

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

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Join medium and ghost hunter Craig McManus as he takes you back to his favorite haunts in cape May and unearths some new ghosts along the way. This special photographic journey into the paranormal world at Cape May is a limited release, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage to America. Hudson's ghost is not haunting cape May - but almost everyone else is!
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual

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ISBN: UOM:39015058397004

Category: Reference books

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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.
Categories: Reference books

Civil War Ghost Trails

Civil War Ghost Trails

Eerie tribute to the ghosts and ghouls of American Civil War soldiers.

Author: Mark Nesbitt

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811710619

Category: History

Page: 250

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Riveting ghost stories with history from all the major engagements of the war Includes Manassas, Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Petersburg, and Appomattox Chilling accounts from haunted Civil War prisons--Johnson's Island, OH; Point Lookout, MD; and Andersonville, GA Field investigations with witnesses and EVP recordings Nesbitt's previous Haunted Pennsylvania and The Big Book of Pennsylvania Ghost Stories have sold more than 24,000 copies
Categories: History

Religious Leaders of America

Religious Leaders of America

A Biographical Guide to Founders and Leaders of Religious Bodies, Churches,
and Spiritual Groups in North America J. Gordon Melton ... led to the formation in
1976 of the Committee for the Scientific Investigations of the Claims of the
Paranormal ( CSICOP ) . He has ... In 1978 , Kurtz and the American Humanist
Association parted 313 RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF AMERICA , Second Edition
KURTZ * 6417.

Author: J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110226268

Category: Reference

Page: 724

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This reference by noted scholar J. Gordon Melton provides more than 1,200 detailed biographical profiles of the contemporary and historical men and women responsible for influencing American religion. Features a comprehensive index and a religious affiliation appendix.
Categories: Reference

Library Media Connection

Library Media Connection

... Using Information Technology ( ISTE ) , is now available in a second edition ,
including many new sample projects and activities . ... New from ABC - CLIO :
Literacy in America : An Encyclopedia of History , Theory , and Practice is an
encyclopedic ... a two - volume work that confronts assertions from all fields of
science , pseudoscience , and the paranormal with hard facts and testable
hypotheses .

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ISBN: UOM:39015064849329

Category: Children

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Categories: Children

Reference Sources

Reference Sources

Author: Linda Mark

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000011537515

Category: Reference books

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Categories: Reference books

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

WRITINGS : Introduction to Concepts and Theories of Physical Science , Addison
- Wesley , 1952 , 2nd edition , 1973 ... of Paranormal Occurences ; research
director , American Society for the Occult Sciences ; professor of parapsychology
 ...

Author: Francis C. Locher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0810300273

Category: Reference

Page: 898

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Entries contain personal and career information on contemporary authors as well as their published writings and work in progress
Categories: Reference

Lives and Letters in American Parapsychology

Lives and Letters in American Parapsychology

... two books , Telepathy and Dreams ( 1970 ) and ( with Alan Vaughan ) Dream
Telepathy ( 1973 ; second edition , 1989 ) . ... Lawrence LeShan Director ,
Research Project on Development of a Scientific Model for Paranormal
Phenomena ...

Author: Arthur S. Berger

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015029757666

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 381

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Focus is on the major figures in the field: Richard Hodgson, James H. Hyslop, William McDougall, Walter F. Prince, J.B. Rhine, Louisa E. Rhine, J.G. Pratt, Gardner Murphy, and Laura Dale. Also included are summaries of the careers and work of 25 present-day parapsychologists, and autobiographies of Gertrude R. Schmeidler and Montague Ullman. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Books in Series

Books in Series

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ISBN: 0835221067

Category: Booksellers' catalogs

Page: 1444

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Categories: Booksellers' catalogs

The Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer

... Robin Williams , John Tollett Peachpit Press Matt Ridley Harpercollins
Practical Algebra : A Self - teaching Guide 2nd Edition Peter H. Selby , et al . ...
ARTICLES OF NOTE Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal , who
question whether a scientific evaluation of the ... In a country where one of the
strongest anti - evolution movements outside of North America ( the BAV —
roughly translated ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015075716178

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

Nashville Haunted Handbook

Nashville Haunted Handbook

Nashville Haunted Handbook is the second book in the new Haunted Handbook line within the popular America’s Haunted Road Trip series. The Haunted Handbooks are city-specific travel guides to nearly one hundred places within a major city.

Author: Donna Marsh

Publisher: Clerisy Press

ISBN: 9781578604975

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Nashville Haunted Handbook is the second book in the new Haunted Handbook line within the popular America’s Haunted Road Trip series. The Haunted Handbooks are city-specific travel guides to nearly one hundred places within a major city. Each of the places in Nashville Haunted Handbook is presented in a two-page spread that includes directions, a brief history, details about how the place is haunted, and advice on visiting the place. Each spread also includes one or two photos. The places are organized into sections, including schoolhouses, roads and bridges, hotels and inns, and others. Nashville Haunted Handbook is written with the ghost enthusiast in mind. All 100 chapters contain information on the history as well as the haunting surrounding each location, as well as detailed directions on how to locate each site. Many of the chapters also contain insider information that only a local would know, making it easier for ghost hunters to investigate.
Categories: Travel

The Encyclopedia of American Religions

The Encyclopedia of American Religions

a That visit was the beginning of a remarkable " supernatural " ministry of
healings , prophecies , and other paranormal phenomena . Branham began to ...
on their work . Others , 44 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN RELIGIONS , 2nd
Edition.

Author: J. Gordon Melton

Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Resarch Company

ISBN: UOM:39015028781436

Category: Cultes - États-Unis

Page: 899

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"Compact, clearly printed, and a delight to use. A sine qua non for the reference collections of public, academic, and theological libraries". -- American Reference Books Annual
Categories: Cultes - États-Unis

Guides to Library Collection Development

Guides to Library Collection Development

Magic , Witchcraft , and Paganism in America : A Bibliography , by J . Gordon
Mwelton and Isottas Poggi . 2nd ed . Garland , 1992 . 408p . $ 65 . 0 - 8153 -
0499 - 4 . The second edition of this interesting work has added over 1 , 000 new
entries for over 2 , 500 total , perhaps reflecting the ... they are intended more for
the sophisticated , e . g . , Thomas C . Claire ' s Occult / Paranormal Bibliography ,
( o . p . ) ...

Author: John Thomas Gillespie

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015032597026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 441

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Intended to enhance collection development in school, public, and college libraries, this volume lists and annotates approximately 1,500 significant bibliographies published from 1985 through 1993, with some earlier but still useful publications. Annotations indicate scope of the work, size (often the number of entries), kinds of material included, purpose, arrangement, nature of entries, indexes, special features, and a recommendation. Author, title, and subject indexes provide easy access to the entries. With its deep and comprehensive coverage, this work will help not only in the process of selecting and acquiring materials for the library but also in the process of identification of items for reference, readers' advisory, interlibrary loan, and collection evaluation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The History and Haunting of the Myrtles Plantation 2nd Edition

The History and Haunting of the Myrtles Plantation  2nd Edition

With new photos, history, and ghost stories from the tenacious guests who stay there today, this 2nd edition will allow you to once again peek through the Myrtles' upside-down keyholes and learn her secrets.

Author: Rebecca F. Pittman

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692648356

Category: Ghosts

Page: 593

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Listed as America's most-haunted home, this antebellum plantation spills forth tales of hauntings on a regular basis. Stories of things moving of their own volition, phantom footsteps and conversations, shadows and full-body apparitions, all lay claim to this 220-year-old mansion. With new photos, history, and ghost stories from the tenacious guests who stay there today, this 2nd edition will allow you to once again peek through the Myrtles' upside-down keyholes and learn her secrets. Welcome back...to the Myrtles Plantation!
Categories: Ghosts