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Title The Bloomsbury reader in the study of myth / edited by Jonathan Miles-Watson and Vivian Asimos.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  201.3 B621 2019    ---  Available
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Description x, 302 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A two-dimensional scheme for the classification of narratives / C. Scott Littleton -- The idea of folklore : an essay / Dan Ben-Amos -- Myth in primitive society / Bronislaw Malinowski -- Balder and the mistletoe / James Frazer -- The myth of the birth of the hero / Otto Rank -- The historical development of mythology / Joseph Campbell -- Flying saucers : a modern myth / Carl G. Jung -- The vampire as bloodthirsty revenant : a psychoanalytic post mortem / Alan Dundes -- More than stories, more than myths : animal/human/nature(s) in traditional ecological worldviews / Amba J. Sepie -- Myth and reality / Mircea Eliade -- The original elements of mythology / Max MŘller -- C˙Chulainn's women and some Indo-European comparisons / Nicholas J. Allen -- Jewels and wounds / Claude LÚvi-Strauss -- Pulleyar and the Lord Buddha / Edmund Leach -- An outline of Propp's model for the study of wondertales / Manuel Aguirre -- We think what we eat / Seth Kunin -- The gun and the bow / Stephen Hugh-Jones -- The meaning of myth / Mary Douglas -- Myth, memory and the oral tradition : Cicero in the Trobriands / Frances Harwood -- Implicit mythology in the Shimla hills / Jonathan Miles-Watson -- Stone-faced ancestors : the spatial anchoring of myth in Wamira, Papua New Guinea / Miriam Khan -- Amateur mythographies : fan fiction and the myth of myth / Ika Willis -- Storm power, an icy tower and Elsa's bower : the winds of change in Disney's Frozen / Lauren Dundes, Madeline Streiff and Zachary Streiff -- Science fiction as mythology / Marilyn Sutton and Thomas Sutton -- Does myth have a future? / Robert Segal.
Summary "What is myth? Why do myths exist? What do myths do? Where are myths going? This reader is organized into 4 parts which explore these questions. Drawing on over 10 years of experience teaching myth in religious studies and anthropology departments in the UK, USA and Continental Europe the editors have brought together key works in the theory of myth. Key features include: a general introduction to the reader that outlines a comparative and interpretative framework; an introduction contextualizing each part and sub-section; an introduction to each reading by the editors; a companion website that provides discussion questions and further reading suggestions, including primary sources. From functionalism to feminism, nationalism to globalization, and psychoanalysis to spatial analysis, this reader covers the classic and contemporary theories and approaches needed to understand what myth is, why myths exist, what they do, and what the future holds for them."--Publisher's description.
Subject Mythology.
Mythology -- History.
Mythology -- Social aspects.
Mythology. (OCoLC)fst01031701
Genre/Form Myths. (OCoLC)fst01922484
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Miles-Watson, Jonathan, editor.
Asimos, Vivian, editor.
ISBN 1350082252 (paperback)
9781350082250 (paperback)
9781350082243 (hardcover)
1350082244 (hardcover)
9781350082267 (ePDF)
9781350082274 (eBook)

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