Theories of Mythology / Edition 1

Theories of Mythology / Edition 1

by Eric Csapo
     
 

Theories of Mythology provides students with both a history of theories of myth and a practical “how-to” guide to interpreting myth.

The book offers a critical introduction to the major theories of myth from the nineteenth century to the present day, covering comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories, structuralism, and

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Theories of Mythology provides students with both a history of theories of myth and a practical “how-to” guide to interpreting myth.

The book offers a critical introduction to the major theories of myth from the nineteenth century to the present day, covering comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories, structuralism, and ideological analysis. A clear and accessible exposition of the founding theorists and their scientific, intellectual, and social contexts is combined with an analysis of each method’s assumptions, goals, characteristic procedures, and relative strengths. Featuring sample readings of familiar myths, the book supplies readers with the theoretical tools for imitating each method.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631232476
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/31/2005
Series:
Ancient Cultures Series
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.46(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

1Introducing "myth"1
2Comparative approaches10
3Psychology80
4Ritual theories132
5Structuralism181
6Ideology262

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