Research on ghost hunters and psychics by AAA member Misty Bastian and her student assistant Jessica Garber is featured in today’s Inside Higher Ed. Writer Jack Stripling says:
While it might be easy to write off ghost hunters and psychics as delusional at best or charlatans at worst, Bastian sees a community worthy of further study. Indeed, the themes she’s watched playing out on the popular television show “Ghost Hunters” aren’t too far afield from those that have engaged anthropologists for a long time.
“These are classical questions in anthropology,” she says. “I’m talking about work; I’m talking about religion; I’m talking about the concept of power.”