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The Resource Myth : a very short introduction, Robert A. Segal

Myth : a very short introduction, Robert A. Segal

Label
Myth : a very short introduction
Title
Myth
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Segal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
PRE-CHRISTIAN EUROPEAN & MEDITERRANEAN RELIGIONS. Where do myths come from? What is their function and what do they mean? In this Very Short Introduction Robert Segal introduces the array of approaches used to understand the study of myth. These approaches hail from disciplines as varied as anthropology, sociology, psychology, literary criticism, philosophy, science, and religious studies. Including ideas from theorists as varied as Sigmund Freud, Claude Levi-Strauss, Albert Camus, and Roland Barthes, Segal uses the famous ancient myth of Adonis to analyse their individual approaches and theories. In this new edition, he not only considers the future study of myth, but also considers the interactions of myth theory with cognitive science, the implications of the myth of Gaia, and the differences between story-telling and myth. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area
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Cataloging source
AU@
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Segal, Robert Alan
Dewey number
201/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL304
LC item number
.S444 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
111
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  • Myth
  • Mythology
  • Myth
  • Myth
  • Myth
  • Mythology
Label
Myth : a very short introduction, Robert A. Segal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-138) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Theories of myth -- Myth and science -- Myth and philosophy -- Myth and religion -- Myth and ritual -- Myth and literature -- Myth and psychology -- Myth and structure -- Myth and politics -- Conclusion: Bringing myth back to the world
Control code
ocn914452460
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9780198724704
Lccn
2015931933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914452460
  • (Sirsi) a1957334
Label
Myth : a very short introduction, Robert A. Segal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-138) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Theories of myth -- Myth and science -- Myth and philosophy -- Myth and religion -- Myth and ritual -- Myth and literature -- Myth and psychology -- Myth and structure -- Myth and politics -- Conclusion: Bringing myth back to the world
Control code
ocn914452460
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9780198724704
Lccn
2015931933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914452460
  • (Sirsi) a1957334

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