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Sacred narrative, readings in the theory of myth

Author: Alan Dundes
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Dundes
ISBN: 0520051564 9780520051560 0520051920 9780520051928
OCLC Number: 9944508
Description: ix, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The forms of folklore : prose narratives / William Bascom --
Theories concerning "nature myths" / Jan De Vries --
The problem of defining myth / Lauri Honko --
On defining myths / G.S. Kirk --
Slippery words : myth / J.W. Rogerson --
The fall of man / James G. Frazer --
The truth of myth / Raffaele Pettazzoni --
Myth and story / Theodor H. Gaster --
Cosmogonic myth and "sacred history" / Mircea Eliade --
An ideological dichotomy : myths and folk beliefs among the Shoshoni / Åke Hultkrantz --
The creation myths of the North American Indians / Anna Birgitta Rooth --
The cultural-historical background of myths on the separation of sky and earth / K. Numazawa --
The role of myth in life / Bronislaw Malinowski --
The plasticity of myth : cases from Tikopia / Raymond Firth --
The flexibility of myth / Th. P. Van Baaren --
The mythic / Eric Dardel --
The psychology of the child archetype / C.G. Jung. (cont.) Joseph Campbell's theory of myth / Robert A. Segal --
Earth-diver : creation of the mythopoeic male / Alan Dundes --
The story of Asdiwal / Claude Lévi-Strauss --
The world conception of Lajos Ámi, storyteller / Sándor Erdész --
The myth of Washington / Dorothea Wender.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Dundes.
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Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.

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