No. 18: Science at the Fringe: Gender and the Paranormal
Vulgar Women, Queer Men, and Unruly Spirits by Leila A. McNeill
Visitation and Violence: Gender and the UFO Phenomenon by Anna Reser
In this issue, Leila writes about the role of women mediums in 19th century spiritualism and the struggle for scientific authority in 20th century psychical research. Anna looks at the problem of abduction narratives and scientific evidence in the field of ufology.
Image credit: "Spirit" photograph, supposedly taken during a seance, actually a double exposure or composite of superimposed cut-outs, showing woman with portraits of men and women around her head by John K. Hallowell andS.W. Fallis, photographer (Library of Congress | no known restrictions)