The Consuming Myth

He intends Perhaps no mischief . Yet the dog - brown eyes In the chalk face that stiffens as it dries Pierce you with the eyes of those three friends . . The mask begins to melt upon your face . A 134 The Consuming Myth.

Author: Stephen Yenser

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674166159

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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Yenser ranges over all of Merrill's writing to date, from a precocious book printed when its author was fifteen to his most recent publication, a verse play. He writes about both of the poet's novels and pays particular attention to the epic poem The Changing Light at Sandover.
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Consuming the Entrepreneurial City

(Vaneigem, 2001: 113) Lévi-Strauss (1963: 210) defined myth as the very opposite of poetry: “Poetry . . . cannot be ... For example, the entire mythology of consumption is crystallized in the idealized relation between needs and ...

Author: Anne Cronin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135917166

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

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This collection offers a global perspective on the changing character of cities and the increasing importance that consumer culture plays in defining their symbolic economies. Increasingly, forms of spectacle have come to shape how cities are imagined and to influence their character and the practices through which we know them - from advertising and the selling of real estate, to youth cultural consumption practices and forms of entrepreneurship, to the regeneration of urban areas under the guise of the heritage industry and the development of a WiFi landscape. Using examples of cities such as New York, Sydney, Atlantic City, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Douala, Liverpool, San Juan, Berlin and Harbin this book illustrates how image and practice have become entangled in the performance of the symbolic economy. It also argues that it is not just how the urban present is being shaped in this way that is significant to the development of cities but also that a prominent feature of their development has been the spectacular imagining of the past as heritage and through regeneration. Yet the ghosts that this conjures up in practice offer us a possible form of political unsettlement and alternative ways of viewing cities that is only just beginning to be explored. Through this important collection by some of the leading analysts of consumption, cities and space Consuming the Entrepreneurial City offers a cutting edge analysis of the ways in which cities are developing and the implications this has for their future. It is essential reading for students of Urban Studies, Geography, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies and Anthropology.
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The Consuming Body

A similar nature / culture - oriented interpretation of regression also appears in an anthropological version of Lévi - Strauss ' interpretation of contrasting feature in myth and ritual ( see Lévi - Strauss , 1981 : 668 ff . ) ...

Author: Pasi Falk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781848609723

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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This is a fascinating examination of the relationship between consumption, the idea of the body and the formation of the self. In tracing these connections, The Consuming Body develops a profile of individuality in the late twentieth century - in both its bodily and mental aspects. Pasi Falk offers a major synthesis and critical assessment of the debates surrounding the body, the self and contemporary consumer culture. He explores two fundamental issues for modern social theory - the delineation of modern consumption and the body′s historically changing position in various cultural orders. In the course of his argument he examines both metaphors of consumption and investigates the issues of representation in advertising and pornography.
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The Myths of Mexico Peru

Metztli also cast herself upon the mass of flame, and with her death the sun rose above the horizon. There can be no doubt that the myth refers to the consuming of the starry or spotted night, and incidentally to the nightly death of ...

Author: Lewis Spence

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547002840

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The Myths of Mexico & Peru is a detailed study on the history and mythology of ancient Aztecs and Incas, providing valuable information to allow understanding into the background of Latin American heritage. The book includes tales of the myths of creations, legends of numerous Mesoamerican Gods, such as Quetzalcoatl, Tlaloc, Tezcatlipoca and Huitzilopochtli, and many other interesting folk tales of the ancient tribes of Mexico and Peru.
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Myth and History Close Encounters

disguised behind their mythical counterparts – get their fair share of criticism and/or satire. Bibliography Bakola, E. 2010. ... Myth and Ritual in the Rivals of Aristophanes. ... The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens. London.

Author: Menelaos Christopoulos

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110780239

Category: History

Page: 436

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The fluidity of myth and history in antiquity and the ensuing rapidity with which these notions infiltrated and cross-fertilized one another has repeatedly attracted the scholarly interest. The understanding of myth as a phenomenon imbued with social and historical nuances allows for more than one methodological approaches. Within the wider context of interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, the present volume returns to origins, as it traces and registers the association and interaction between myth and history in various literary genres in Greek and Roman antiquity (i.e. an era when the scientific definitions of and distinctions between myth and history had not yet been perceived as such, let alone fully shaped and implemented), providing original ideas, new interpretations and (re)evaluations of key texts and less well-known passages, close readings, and catholic overviews. The twenty-four chapters of this volume expand from Greek epos to lyric poetry, historiography, dramatic poetry and even beyond, to genres of Roman era and late antiquity. It is the editors’ hope that this volume will appeal to students and academic researchers in the areas of classics, social and political history, archaeology, and even social anthropology.
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Seductiveness of Jewish Myth The

At the heart of Judaism there is one universal, all-consuming myth, which contains within it all the other major myths. This is the myth of God's covenant with Israel. Since this one mega-myth serves as a framework for all the others, ...

Author: S. Daniel Breslauer

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791497449

Category: History

Page: 328

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A collection of essays focusing on myth in Judaism from biblical to modern times, this book offers a sense of the great diversity of the Jewish religion.
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Consuming the Inedible

They blame this 'myth' for being the main reason that the consumption of pulque has gone through a definite decline, especially since the 1920s in central Mexico, where pulque had been a very popular drink. German Diego, a newspaper ...

Author: Jeremy M. MacClancy

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456849

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Everyday, millions of people eat earth, clay, nasal mucus, and similar substances. Yet food practices like these are strikingly understudied in a sustained, interdisciplinary manner. This book aims to correct this neglect. Contributors, utilizing anthropological, nutritional, biochemical, psychological and health-related perspectives, examine in a rigorously comparative manner the consumption of foods conventionally regarded as inedible by most Westerners. This book is both timely and significant because nutritionists and health care professionals are seldom aware of anthropological information on these food practices, and vice versa. Ranging across diversity of disciplines Consuming the Inedible surveys scientific and local views about the consequences - biological, mineral, social or spiritual - of these food practices, and probes to what extent we can generalize about them.
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Inside Consumption

Why does Vincent van Gogh serve as such a powerful conduit , satisfying our needs for both believing and consuming myths ? There are clear examples of contemporary artists , such as Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso , who have made very ...

Author: S. Ratneshwar

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415341949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

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Now that consumption has become the defining phenomenon of human life and society, this book addresses the effects of critical life events on consumption motives and the sociological and intergenerational influences on consumers.
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Economic Myths and the Mythology of Economics Routledge Revivals

For in these circumstances the continuous expansion of industry depends directly upon its success in whetting and enlarging the appetite of the consuming public as to enable it to engorge a burgeoning variety of new goods.

Author: E. J. Mishan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136586378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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First published in 1986, Economic Myths and the Mythology of Economics is a polemical study in which the author focuses on the popular myths and misconceptions that colour our understanding of economic issues. Professor Mishan, the internationally recognised economist and expert in the field of resource allocation and cost benefit analysis, undermines the idea that economics is a science. But such are popular myths, he argues, that governments employ battalions of economists in their ongoing attempts to promote economic growth, efficiency and employment. The author challenges the validity and measurement of such concepts as economic efficiency and GNP, and questions the assumption that free competitive markets can operate effectively in a rapidly changing, high-technology society. Professor Mishan foresees in his study further expansion as an unavoidable consequence of continued innovation, while revealing the interconnecting processes by which innovative activity, designed to raise living standards, has begun to erode the moral and psychological foundations of a viable and libertarian society.
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Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Behold , YHWH comes from afar , with blazing nose the Name of God comes ; 46 His lips full of fury , His tongue like a consuming fire ; And His breath like a raging flood , Reaching halfway up the neck .

Author: Michael Fishbane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191520471

Category: Religion


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This is a comprehensive and systematic exploration of myth in the Hebrew Bible. In addition, Michael Fishbane examines the ongoing role of Scripture in the expansion and transformation of myth in ancient Jewish sources (Midrash and Talmud) and in the classical work of medieval Jewish mysticism (the book of Zohar). The role of myth and monotheism is taken up, and the texts of myth are subjected to close analytical treatment, dealing with matters of form, theme, and theology. In particular, the creative role of exegesis, and its capacity to generate new myths and to justify older or pre-existent ones, is explored. Aspects of continuity and discontinuity with biblical and ancient Near Eastern sources are examined, and the explosive innovations of myth in the various literary phases are considered. In exploring three major phases of Jewish culture, Michael Fishbane offers a new appreciation for the reality of myth and its varieties. Many new conceptual and analytical categories are presented, as well as numerous close readings of the texts at hand.
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