Myth and Mythmaking

Author: Henry Alexander Murray

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN: UVA:X000194582

Category: Mythology

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Myth and Mythmaking

Essays focusing on some of the ways in which myths have been made, and made to function, in the rich cultural history of India from the dawn of history through to the present day.

Author: Julia Leslie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136778810

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Essays focusing on some of the ways in which myths have been made, and made to function, in the rich cultural history of India from the dawn of history through to the present day.
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Worlds Within Women

Focusing on the connection between metaphor and myth, Thelma Shinn provides a methaphoric reading of fantastic literature by women that enables the reader to glimpse its underlying mythic purpose and content.

Author: Thelma J. Shinn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313251010

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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Focusing on the connection between metaphor and myth, Thelma Shinn provides a methaphoric reading of fantastic literature by women that enables the reader to glimpse its underlying mythic purpose and content. She examines some seventy novels by twenty-four women writers and draws on a rich variety of secondary sources in literature, women's studies, science fiction/fantasy scholarship, and comparative mythology.
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Millennial Mythmaking

These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero's journey.

Author: John Perlich

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455928

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Contemporary myths, particularly science fiction and fantasy texts, can provide commentary on who we are as a culture, what we have created, and where we are going. These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey. Modern examples of myths from various sources such as Planet of the Apes, Wicked, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Spirited Away; the Harry Potter series; and Second Life are analyzed as creative mythology and a representation of contemporary culture and emerging technology.
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Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Over the course of three main sections focused on biblical, rabbinic, and zoharic sources, Fishbane lays to rest modern biases against monotheistic myths through a masterful, systematic exploration of various cosmogonies, theomachies, and ...

Author: Michael A. Fishbane

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199284202

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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Over the course of three main sections focused on biblical, rabbinic, and zoharic sources, Fishbane lays to rest modern biases against monotheistic myths through a masterful, systematic exploration of various cosmogonies, theomachies, and eschatologies.
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Mythmaking across Boundaries

This volume explores the dynamics of myths throughout time and space, along with the mythmaking processes in various cultures, literatures and languages, in a wide range of fields, ranging from cultural studies to the history of art.

Author: Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443892469

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Page: 375

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This volume explores the dynamics of myths throughout time and space, along with the mythmaking processes in various cultures, literatures and languages, in a wide range of fields, ranging from cultural studies to the history of art. The papers brought together here are motivated by two basic questions: How are myths made in diverse cultures and literatures? And, do all different cultures have different myths to be told in their artistic pursuits? To examine these questions, the book offers a wide array of articles by contributors from various cultures which focus on theory, history, space/ place, philosophy, literature, language, gender, and storytelling. Mythmaking across Boundaries not only brings together classical myths, but also contemporary constructions and reconstructions through different cultural perspectives by transcending boundaries. Using a wide spectrum of perspectives, this volume, instead of emphasising the different modes of the mythmaking process, connects numerous perceptions of mythmaking and investigates diversities among cultures, languages and literatures, viewing them as a unified whole. As the essays reflect on both academic and popular texts, the book will be useful to scholars and students, as well as the general reader.
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Myth and Mythmaking

Essays focusing on some of the ways in which myths have been made, and made to function, in the rich cultural history of India from the dawn of history through to the present day.

Author: Julia Leslie

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138994324

Category:

Page: 194

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Essays focusing on some of the ways in which myths have been made, and made to function, in the rich cultural history of India from the dawn of history through to the present day.
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The Tourist Image

This study argues that the tourist experience depends on culturally-defined images, and that the tourist business relies upon the creation of fantasies about places and people.

Author: Tom Selwyn

Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015038126168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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This study argues that the tourist experience depends on culturally-defined images, and that the tourist business relies upon the creation of fantasies about places and people. The contributors examine tourist images as represented by postcards, travel bro
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King Arthur

King Arthur: Myth-making and History is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the origins and evolution of the Arthurian legend.

Author: N. J. Higham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134614288

Category: History

Page: 320

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This seminal new study explores how and why historians and writers from the Middle Ages to the present day have constructed different accounts of this well-loved figure. N. J Higham offers an in-depth examintaion of the first two Arthurian texts: the History of the Britons and the Welsh Annals. He argues that historians have often been more influenced by what the idea of Arthur means in their present context than by such primary sources King Arthur: Myth-making and History illuminates and discusses some central points of debate: * What role was Arthur intended to perform in the political and cultural worlds that constructed him? * How did the idea of King Arthur evolve? * What did the myth of Arthur mean to both authors and their audiences? King Arthur: Myth-making and History is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the origins and evolution of the Arthurian legend.
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Myth Making and Religious Extremism and Their Roots in Crises

Providing a sociological and multicultural analysis, this book examines myth-making in the today's world amid religious extremism and terrorism.

Author: Arthur G. Neal

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786498581

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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According to sociologist C. Wright Mills, we do not live in a world of solid fact but in a world permeated by culture, constructed by humans through communication with each other. Myth-making shapes our lives, beliefs and behavior. Collective myths become plausible explanations for events past and future as each new generation constructs reality anew to make sense of the human condition. Providing a sociological and multicultural analysis, this book examines myth-making in the today's world amid religious extremism and terrorism. The authors discuss the imperative of myth in comprehending illness, sexuality, death and human relationships to the environment and other animals.
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Cinematic Mythmaking

In Cinematic Mythmaking, Irving Singer explores the hidden and overt use of myth in various films and, in general, the philosophical elements of a film's meaning.

Author: Irving Singer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262264846

Category: Performing Arts

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Mythic themes and philosophical probing in film as an art form, as seen in works of Preston Sturges, Jean Cocteau, Stanley Kubrick, and various other filmmakers. Film is the supreme medium for mythmaking. The gods and heroes of mythology are both larger than life and deeply human; they teach us about the world, and they tell us a good story. Similarly, our experience of film is both distant and intimate. Cinematic techniques—panning, tracking, zooming, and the other tools in the filmmaker's toolbox—create a world that is unlike reality and yet realistic at the same time. We are passive spectators, but we also have a personal relationship with the images we are seeing. In Cinematic Mythmaking, Irving Singer explores the hidden and overt use of myth in various films and, in general, the philosophical elements of a film's meaning. Mythological themes, Singer writes, perform a crucial role in cinematic art and even philosophy itself. Singer incisively disentangles the strands of different myths in the films he discusses. He finds in Preston Sturges's The Lady Eve that Barbara Stanwyck's character is not just the biblical Eve but a liberated woman of our times; Eliza Doolittle in the filmed versions of Shaw's Pygmalion is not just a statue brought to life but instead a heroic woman who must survive her own dark night of the soul. The protagonist of William Wyler's The Heiress and Anieszka Holland's Washington Square is both suffering Dido and an awakened Amazon. Singer reads Cocteau's films—including La Belle et la Bête, Orphée, and The Testament of Orpheus—as uniquely mythological cinematic poetry. He compares Kubrickean and Homeric epics and analyzes in depth the self-referential mythmaking of Federico Fellini in many of his movies, including 81⁄2. The aesthetic and probing inventiveness in film, Singer shows us, restores and revives for audiences in the twenty-first century myths of creation, of the questing hero, and of ideals—both secular and religious—that have had enormous significance throughout the human search for love and meaning in life.
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Mythmaking on Madison Avenue

This provocative work - resulting from Randazzo's vast personal experience, research, and insight - unveils a whole new perspective on advertising and reveals a deep understanding of how marketers can unleash this power to create leadership ...

Author: Sal Randazzo

Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing

ISBN: 1557384274

Category: Advertising

Page: 289

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Frpm Betty Crocker to Harley Davidson, "Brand Mythology" is critical in today's era of rampant product parity. Randazzo demonstrates how advertising professionals leverage the collective pool of cultural, psychological, and mythical elements to create and maintain long-term brand identity and product loyalty.
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The Mythmaking Frame of Mind

The essays are organized chronologically with many interconnecting themes.

Author: James Burkhart Gilbert

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026982549

Category: History

Page: 325

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Thirteen essays, written by prominent cultural and intellectual historians, illustrate some of the directions of cultural and intellectual history as it is practiced in the United States. The essays are organized chronologically with many interconnecting themes. These themes include the rise of commercial culture, the rise of city and urban life, the formation of the middle class, and the ways in which social myths (the myth of Santa Claus, for example) function to interpret the meanings of modern life.
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