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The Bloomsbury reader in the study of myth

Author: Jonathan Miles-Watson; Vivian Asimos
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
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Genre/Form: Myths
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Miles-Watson; Vivian Asimos
ISBN: 1350082252 9781350082250 9781350082243 1350082244
OCLC Number: 1055684781
Description: x, 302 pages ; 25 cm
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 Müller --
CúChulainn's women and some Indo-European comparisons / Nicholas J. Allen --
Jewels and wounds / Claude Lévi-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.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Miles-Watson and Vivian Asimos.

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