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Myth and method

Author: Laurie L Patton; Wendy Doniger
Publisher: Charlottesville ; London : University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Series: Studies in religion and culture (Charlottesville, Va.)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assessing the state of the study of myth, this text explores the possibilities for charting a methodological middle course that takes into account both the comparative and the contextual issues  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie L Patton; Wendy Doniger
ISBN: 0813916569 9780813916569 0813916577 ) 9780813916576 (paper : alk. paper)
OCLC Number: 34516050
Description: vii, 416 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Children consumed and child cannibals : Robertson Smith's attack on the science of mythology / Mary Douglas --
The rise of ritual and the hegemony of myth : Sylvain Lévi, the Durkheimians, and Max Müller / Ivan Strenski --
Does myth have a future? / Robert A. Segal --
Minimyths and maximyths and political points of view / Wendy Doniger --
Dumézil, the Indo-Europeans, and the third function / Cristiano Grottanelli --
Madness in method, plus a plea for projective inversion in myth / Alan Dundes --
Mythic narrative and cultural diversity in American society / Bruce Lincoln --
Archetypes of selves : a study of the Chinese mytho-historical consciousness / Francisca Cho Bantly --
Myth and money : the exchange of words and wealth in Vedic commentary / Laurie L. Patton --
Sancho Panza and Nemi's priest : reflections on the relationship of literature and myth / Eric J. Ziolkowski --
The Gilgamesh epic : myth and meaning / Benjamin Caleb Ray --
Picasso's Guernica as mythic iconoclasm : an eliadean interpretation of the myth of modern art / Diane Apostolos-Capadona --
Harnessing the dragon : a mythos transformed in medieval Jewish literature and art / Marc Michael Epstein.
Series Title: Studies in religion and culture (Charlottesville, Va.)
Responsibility: edited by Laurie L. Patton and Wendy Doniger.

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