Myth : a very short introduction (Very Short Introduction) (#0765YX4)

by Segal, Robert Alan
Paperback Oxford University Press, 2015
Price: USD 11.95
Description: 142 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Dewey: 201; Int Lvl: AD


 


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Folklore & Mythology (Social Science)


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From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-138) and index.;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. "... 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"--OCLC.

From the Publisher
This Very Short Introduction explores different approaches to myth from several disciplines, including science, religion, philosophy, literature, and psychology. In this new edition, Robert Segal considers both the future study of myth as well as the impact of areas such as cognitive science and the latest approaches to narrative theory.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Very short introductions ; 111
  • Edition: Second edition, Fully updated, new edition.
  • Dewey: 201
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 142 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-19-872470-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-19-872470-4
  • LCCN: 2015-931933
  • Follett Number: 0765YX4
  • Interest Level: AD

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