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bringing myth back to the world

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1043 words.

The ‘Conclusion’ uses the myth of Gaia and scientist James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis to ask: given that present-day theories have not challenged the supremacy of science, why bother trying...

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Conclusion: The future of the study of myth

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1829 words.

‘Conclusion: The future of the study of myth’ asks: Given that twentieth-century theories have not challenged the supremacy of science, why bother trying to reconcile myth with science? Why...

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Embodied Spatial Practices and the Power to Care

Elise Paradis, Warren Liew and Myles Leslie.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Body and Embodiment

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Social Theory; Social Psychology. 8130 words.

Drawing on an ethnographic study of teamwork in critical care units (CCUs), this chapter applies Henri Lefebvre’s ([1974] 1991) theoretical insights to an analysis of clinicians’ and...

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Introduction: Theories of myth

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2887 words.

Myth: A Very Short Introduction examines modern theories of myth. It is only in the modern era — specifically, only since the second half of the nineteenth century — that these...

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Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Robert A. Segal.

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 176 pages.

A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, Myth: A Very Short Introduction examines the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude Lévi-Strauss, C. G. Jung, and...

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Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Robert Segal.

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 160 pages.

Where do myths come from? What is their function and what do they mean? Myth: A Very Short Introduction introduces a wide array of approaches to understanding myth from disciplines as...

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Myth and literature

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 3679 words.

The relationship between myth and literature has taken varying forms. The most obvious form has been the use of myth in works of literature. ‘Myth and literature’ explores the mythic origin...

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Myth and literature

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4686 words.

The relationship between myth and literature has taken varying forms, the most obvious being the use of myth in works of literature. ‘Myth and literature’ explores mythic themes in...

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Myth and philosophy

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1350 words.

‘Myth and philosophy’ examines the many positions held on the relationship between myth and philosophy: that myth is part of philosophy, that myth is philosophy, that philosophy is myth,...

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Myth and philosophy

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2697 words.

‘Myth and philosophy’ examines the many positions held on the relationship between myth and philosophy. Some philosophers assert that, antithetically to moderns, primitives think...

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Myth and politics

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2799 words.

‘Myth and politics’ examines the treatment of myth in the work of Bronislaw Malinowski, Georges Sorel, Ernst Cassirer, Georges Dumézil, and René Girard. For Malinowski, myth deals with...

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Myth and psychology

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5155 words.

‘Myth and psychology’ explains how, in psychology, the theories of Sigmund Freud and of Carl Jung have almost monopolized the study of myth. They both parallel myths to dreams. Freud...

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Myth and psychology

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 6559 words.

‘Myth and psychology’ explains how, in psychology, the theories of Sigmund Freud and of Carl Jung have almost monopolized the study of myth. While Freud analyzes myths throughout his...

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Myth and religion

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4013 words.

‘Myth and religion’ explores how twentieth-century theories from religious studies have sought to reconcile myth with science by reconciling religion with science. One tactic has been to...

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Myth and religion

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 3495 words.

‘Myth and religion’ explores how twentieth-century theories from religious studies have sought to reconcile myth with science by reconciling religion with science. One tactic has been to...

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Myth and ritual

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5230 words.

‘Myth and ritual’ explores the myth-ritualist theory, according to which myth does not stand by itself but is tied to ritual. Myth is not just a statement but an action. Whatever the tie...

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Myth and ritual

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4806 words.

‘Myth and ritual’ explores the myth-ritualist theory, which proposes myth does not stand by itself, but is tied to ritual. Myth is not just a statement but an action. Whatever the tie...

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Myth and science

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 6115 words.

One of the modern challenges to myth has been on grounds of scientific credibility. Did creation really occur in a mere six days, as the first of two creation stories in Genesis claims? Was...

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Myth and science

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7549 words.

One the modern challenges to myth has been on grounds of scientific credibility. Did creation really occur in a mere six days, as the first of two creation stories in Genesis claims? Was...

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Myth and society

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2899 words.

‘Myth and society’ examines the treatment of myth in the work of Bronislaw Malinowski, Georges Sorel, and René Girard. For Malinowski, myth deals with social phenomena. In the case of...

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