Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2013

208 Pages | 23 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719090066

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The Machine and the Ghost

Technology and Spiritualism in Nineteenth- to Twenty-First-Century art and culture

Sas Mays and Neil Matheson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Only book on the market that critically addresses the contemporary attention to the technological aspects of spiritualism and the occult in art and culture
  • Has a definitively multidisciplinary approach: it will appeal to a readership across a range of academic disciplines, from art history to cultural studies
  • Includes prominent international artists: Susan Hiller, Susan MacWilliam, Suzanne Treister and Aura Satz, who play a major role in the field of contemporary art engaging with the paranormal
  • Includes contributions by eminent writers such as Marina Warner, and prominent academics within the field, such as Roger Luckhurst
  • Draws upon the latest art and research