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Political myth : a theoretical introduction

Author: Christopher Flood
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Theorists of Myth.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Myth theorists characterise myths as stories that possess the status of sacred truth within one or more social groups. Flood discusses how political myth is an ideologically marked narrative, widely  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Flood
ISBN: 0415936322 9780415936323 0815300964 9780815300960
OCLC Number: 49763187
Notes: Originally published: New York: Garland, 1996.
Description: 309 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Series editor's foreword Introduction 1. Political ideology 2. Sacred myth/political myth 3. Telling myths 4. Believing myths 5. Questions of form 6. Ideological meaning in history 7. Icons, indexes and rituals 8. Case studies in mythopoeic narrative (1) De Gaulle's 'Bayeux Consitution' 9. Case studies in mythopoeic narrative (2) The story of Wilma Mankiller 10. Case studies in mythopoeic narrative (3) A note on Cassirer as mythmaker Conclusion Bibliography Index
Series Title: Theorists of Myth.
Responsibility: Christopher Flood.

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