By Gillian Bennett

ISBN-10: 058517525X

ISBN-13: 9780585175256

ISBN-10: 0874212774

ISBN-13: 9780874212778

"Bennett interviewed ladies in Manchester, England, asking them approximately ghosts and different supernatural stories and ideology. (Her dialogue of the way her learn equipment and interview thoughts advanced is in itself valuable.) She first released the result of the research within the well-received Traditions of trust: girls and the Supernatural, which has been used across the world in folklore, women's reports, and different classes. "Alas, bad Ghost!" completely revises and expands that paintings. as well as a fuller presentation and research of the unique box study, the writer has up to date the textual content to include more moderen stories and assisted by way of Kate Bennett, a gerontological psychologist, analyzed new examine with a bunch of ladies in Leicester, England. This final addition makes a speciality of the position of bereavement and witnessing involved with the dead."--BOOK JACKET.

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So, though personal, these stories are also communal. They are embodiments of received attitudes and beliefstradition in action. They give meaning to meaningless perceptions, shape private experience into cultural forms, show how communal concepts are adapted to individual needs, and help create the very folklore they embody. Stories such as these are the most effective way of showing what people actually believe or disbelieve. They save many paragraphs of explanation and discussion because they are more direct and vivid than any commentary can ever be.

Traditions of belief in story and discourse / by Gillian Bennett.  cm.  of Traditions of belief, 1987. Includes bibliographical references.  3.  I.  Title. 0941-dc21 99-6558 CIP Page v In Memoriam Frederick George Lawley, 5 September 1916-26 March 1991 Page vi Contents Introduction 1 Background 1 The Structure of This Book 6 Chapter 1. Belief and Disbelief 9 Is Belief in the Supernatural Declining? 9 Telling It Slant 14 Patterns of Belief 17 Order in Chaos 25 Family Love 28 Competing Cultures 31 Chapter 2.

In contrast, a person who hears mysterious footsteps in the attic, or witnesses doors opening of their own accord, or sees apparitions of unknown people passing up the stairs is surrounded by a world of strangers, where intruders creep even into the heart of the family and invade the circle round the hearth. These are patterns which appeared over and over again as the women described their beliefs and experiences. To a very large extent, the degree of belief that was in general accorded to any supernatural concept could be predicted by its position on four continua from intuitive to objective, from unsought to sought, from interpersonal to selfish, and from safe to dangerous.

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