Mythologies

A series of essays in which Barthes seeks to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals, gestures and messages through which western society sustains, sells, identifies and yet obscures itself.

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099972204

Category: Culture

Page: 158

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A series of essays in which Barthes seeks to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals, gestures and messages through which western society sustains, sells, identifies and yet obscures itself.

The Origins of the World s Mythologies

Michael Witzel persuasively demonstrates the prehistoric origins of most of the mythologies of Eurasia and the Americas ('Laurasia').

Author: Michael Witzel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199812853

Category: Religion

Page: 665

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Michael Witzel persuasively demonstrates the prehistoric origins of most of the mythologies of Eurasia and the Americas ('Laurasia').

The Eiffel Tower and Other Mythologies

In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to ...

Author: Roland Barthes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209824

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 151

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In this appealing and luminous collection of essays, Roland Barthes examines the mundane and exposes hidden texts, causing the reader to look afresh at the famous landmark and symbol of Paris, and also at the Tour de France, the visit to Paris of Billy Graham, the flooding of the Seine--and other shared events and aspects of everyday experience.

American Mythologies

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Writers ' Responses to American Success Mythologies Phillipa Kafka The
process of becoming American always and inevitably involves confronting and
relating to ...

Author: William Blazek

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853237464

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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"The thirteen essays focus mainly on prose fiction, but also consider recent poetry. Using a variety of critical approaches, they investigate how contemporary American literature uses mythology, for example, to redirect debate over issues of race, ethnicity and gender. Above all, this book opens up ways to redefine how myths influence American writing and re-establishes mythology as an essential critical and theoretical framework for literary interpretation."--BOOK JACKET.

Conflicting Mythologies

... 1 - 23 ; 12 : 28 – 34 . 75 Guelich concedes that Jesus passes judgement on the
Temple and so ' intends that it cease to be a. 74 Guelich , 1993 . 75 Guelich ,
1993 , 99 . 76 Guelich , 1993 , 94 . 77 Guelich , 102 CONFLICTING
MYTHOLOGIES.

Author: John K. Riches

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567042712

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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A cultural and anthropological interpretation of Mark and Matthew which examines their contribution to the formation of early Christian identity, world-view and ethos. John Riches studies the notions of sacred space and ethnicity in the Gospel narratives. He shows how early Christian group identity emerged through a dynamic process of reshaping traditional Jewish symbols and motifs associated with descent, kinship and territory. Ideas about descent from Abraham and the return from exile to Mount Zion are interwoven into early Christian traditions about Jesus and in the process substantially reshaped to produce different senses of identity. At the same time, he argues, the Evangelists were attempting to set forth a view of the world in a dialogue with the two opposing cosmologies current in Jewish culture of the time: one, cosmic dualist, the other, forensic. Riches shows how these two very different accounts of the irigin and final overcoming of evil both inform Mark and Latthew's narratives and contribute to the richness and ambiguity of the texts and of the communities which sprang up around them.

Mythologies and Philosophies of Salvation in the Theistic Traditions of India

Based on exhaustive reference to primary source material, this volume explores the relationships between religious mythologies and religious philosophical system within the theistic traditions in India.

Author: Klaus K. Klostermaier

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889207437

Category: Religion

Page: 566

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Based on exhaustive reference to primary source material, this volume explores the relationships between religious mythologies and religious philosophical system within the theistic traditions in India. Not content merely to explore these relationships, the author further examines the relevance of mythology and philosophy in a discussion of salvation—salvation understood in its sociological, eschatological, and philosophical senses. The treatment of myth and philosophy is comprehensive in scope, pulling together a great variety of sources and commentary, and illuminating them for the Western reader. This study will be of interest both to students of Indian religions and to students of comparative religion interested in creating a context for the discussion of Eastern and Western religions.

Mythologies of the World

This book surveys the important available books on mythologies of all parts of the globe and the cultural contexts from which the mythological traditions emerged.

Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN:

Category: Mythology

Page: 346

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This book surveys the important available books on mythologies of all parts of the globe and the cultural contexts from which the mythological traditions emerged. Written as a series of bibliographic essays, the guide opens with a description of major reference sources encompassing many cultures, as well as those tracing particular themes (such as that of the creation) across cultures. The other bibliographic essays discuss sources for studying prehistoric mythologies, the mythologies of West Asian peoples (Mesopotamian, Biblical, Islamic, and others), South and East Asian mythologies, European mythologies, American Indian mythologies (North, Central, and South American), African mythologies, and the mythologies of the Pacific and Australia. An appendix on contemporary mythology--mainly American--discusses a wide range of works that examine the beliefs, traditions, and dreams that manifest themselves in spectator sports, politics, advertising, and forms of popular culture in the United States. (RL)

Television Mythologies

Mythologies cut decisively through these carefully constituted historical
distinctions between politics and culture and asserted the necessity of
understanding the political in its widest sense as describing 'the whole of human
relations in their ...

Author: Len Masterman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134958412

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 152

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A collection of essays on television which focuses on the previewers, the TV magazines, quiz shows, commercial breaks, Top of the Pops, One Man and His Dog, personalities, politicians and continuity announcers.

The cult of Draupad

This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual and dramatic forms.

Author: Alf Hiltebeitel

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120810006

Category:

Page: 487

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This is the first volume of a projected three-volume work on the little known South Indian folk cult of the goddess Draupadi and on the classical epic, the Mahabharata, that the cult brings to life in mythic, ritual and dramatic forms. It focuses on the Draupadi cult's own double mythology, moving from its storieis about Draupadi's 'primal temple' near the capital of the medieval South Indian Kingdom of Gingee to its version of the Mahabharata war on the North Indian plain of Kuruksetra. Throughout, Hiltebeitel intertwines 'regional' data, gathered from both oral and written sources, with the 'epic', drawn from the cult's own performative traditions as well as from classical versions of the Mahabharata in both Tamil and Sanskrit. He re-examines many issues critical to Indological studies and takes up them while breaking new ground in investigating the further rapport between the Hindu goddess and the Indian epic. Future volumes will treat the rituals of the Draupadi cult and the Mahabharata as seen through a Draupadi cult retrospective. Contents List of Maps, List of Plates, List of Tables, Preface, Acknowledgements, Conventions, PART I: From Gingee: Introduction: Invocatory Songs to Draupadi, 'The Lady Who Resides in Gingee', The Draupadi Cult: Its Historical and Regional Settings, Social Background, Diffusion, Variation, and Change, The Sources of the Gingee Kingdom: The Living River and the Tree of Gold, Myths of the Melacceri Draupadi Temple, Muttal Ravuttan: Draupadi's Muslim Devotee, PART II: To Kuruksetra: The Draupadi Cult's Mahabharata: An Introduction, The Death of Baka: Prelude to the Drama Cycle, Additional Marriages, The two Sabhas: 'The Rajasuya Sacrifice' and 'Dice Match and Disrobing' , Arjuna's Tapas, Draupadi's Forest Exile and the Period in Disguise: Virapancali, Puvalicci, and Kuravanci, Krsna the Messenger, Aravan's Sacrifice, Pormannan's Fight: Pottu Raja at Kuruksetra, Pormannan's Flight: The War Kings Weapons and Their Mythical Sources, Kuruksetra: The Mahabharata War, When Draupadi Walked on fire, Appendix 1: The Lunar Dynasty from its origins to draupadi's Second Advent at Gingee, Appendix 2. An outline History of Gingee, Abbreviations, Bibliography, Index.

Romantic Mythologies

First published in 1967. These essays illustrate the movement of ideas in the literary and artistic history of the later part of the nineteenth century. The subjects dealt with are diverse though interrelated.

Author: Ian Fletcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317279603

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

View: 478

First published in 1967. These essays illustrate the movement of ideas in the literary and artistic history of the later part of the nineteenth century. The subjects dealt with are diverse though interrelated. All the contributors exemplify the changing thought of the period from Romanticism, through Victorianism to Symbolism. This title will be of interest to students of art history and literature.

Mythologies

Finns, Baltic Finns, Permians, and Sami.402 The mythologies of the Finno-Lappic
speakers have some common aspects; the Sami people are deeply shamanistic
and these traits are present also in Finnish-Karelian mythology. Baltic Finnic ...

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Publisher: PediaPress

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Myths and Mythologies

'Myths and Mythologies' brings together the key classic and contemporary writings - philosophical, psychological, sociological, semiological and cognitivist - on myth.

Author: Jeppe Sinding Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315475766

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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In all cultures and at all times, humans have told stories about where they came from, who they are and how they should live their lives. 'Myths and Mythologies' brings together the key classic and contemporary writings - philosophical, psychological, sociological, semiological and cognitivist - on myth. To the insider, myths contain truth, revelation and a 'history of ourselves'; to the outsider, a culture s myths can be seen as the product of foolish, infantile and wishful thinking. Myths tell us about specific cultures, about human creativity, and how narrative shapes and reflects understanding. The 'Reader' is an invaluable resource for students and scholars interested in the impact of narrative on human culture and the meaning of truth in religious language.

Comparing Mythologies

In Comparing Mythologies, Tomson Highway addresses a theme that is central to many of his critically acclaimed plays and novels: the ways in which contemporary Canadian culture is shaped by a mixture of Aboriginal and Western mythologies.

Author: Tomson Highway

Publisher: Charles R. Bronfman Lecture in Canadian Studies

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 50

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In Comparing Mythologies, Tomson Highway addresses a theme that is central to many of his critically acclaimed plays and novels: the ways in which contemporary Canadian culture is shaped by a mixture of Aboriginal and Western mythologies. Like many Native writers, Highway is fascinated by the resilience and vitality of North American Aboriginal cultures, many of which are grounded in a matriarchal tradition. What interests him is not merely the differences between these cultures, but the ways that inherited beliefs enable Native communities to cope with the cultural and social challenges facing them today. Highway explores these themes with great poetic eloquence.


Komi Mythology

Author: Nikolaĭ Dmitrievich Konakov

Publisher: Akademiai Kiado

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 436

View: 858

The Encyclopedia of Uralic Mythologies is a descriptive and analytic compendium of the mythologies of the peoples speaking Uralic languages - from the Lapps in Northern Europe to the Selkups and Nganasans in Siberia. The peoples of the Uralic linguistic family, being the aborigines of the Eurasiatic North, survived a long and complicated history. They preserved their original religious and mythological traditions, where traces of primitive beliefs and archaic religious systems (e.g. shamanism) merge with ancient influences (e.g. the Indo-Iranian and Ancient Germanic) and into the later impacts of modern religions. The central part of this series is to be the explanatory and etymological dictionary of mythological terms of Uralic traditions. This volume has an index of mythological terms, a glossary, list of literature and an introduction devoted to the history of the given Uralian nations.

Nordic Mythologies Interpretations Intersections and Institutions

A collection of essays by leading scholars of Nordic Mythology.

Author: Timothy R. Tangherlini

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0692328866

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 304

View: 729

Nordic mythology-with its remarkable stories of gods, giants and the catastrophic end of the world-has captured the imaginations of scholars and the public alike for centuries, keeping the Medieval North front and center in the popular imagination. In this volume, the world's leading scholars of Nordic mythology interrogate the complexities of this realm, bringing expertise from folkloristics, anthropology, religious studies, cultural history, linguistics, archaeology, philology, textual criticism and the history of ideas. These essays explore how religious and secular institutions have made imposed differing narratives of interpretation on this mythological world. They also consider the interaction of Scandinavians with other belief groups, such as the Sami. Contributors include John Lindow, Jens Peter Schjodt, Joseph Harris, Margaret Clunies Ross, Judy Quinn, Lars Lonnroth, Jonas Wellendorf, Terry Gunnell, Stefan Brink, Anders Andren, Gisli Sigurosson, Thomas A. Dubois, and Ulf Palmenfelt.

Barthes Mythologies Today

This is Barthes’ seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics.

Author: Pete Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136743723

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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This is Barthes’ seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture. Leading academics in media, English, education, and cultural studies here are tasked with identifying the "new mythologies" some fifty or so years on from Barthes’ original interventions. The contributions in this volume, then, are readings of contemporary culture, each engaging with a cultural event, practice, or text as mythological. These readings are then contextualized by an introduction which reflects on the ‘how’ of these engaging responses and an "essay at the back of the book" which replaces Myth Today with a reflection on the contemporary provenance of both Barthes and his most famous book. Thus the book is at least two things at once whichever way you look: a ‘new’ Mythologies and a book about Barthes’ legacy, an exploration of the place of theory in critical writing, and a book about contemporary culture.

Twentieth Century Mythologies

The volume presents the work of influential scholars in mythology: the noted Indo-Europeanist Georges Dumezil, the structuralist anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, and the historian of religions Mircea Eliade.

Author: Daniel Dubuisson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317491602

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Myths have intrigued scholars throughout history. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' traces the study of myth over the last century, presenting the key theories of mythology and critiquing traditional definitions of myth. The volume presents the work of influential scholars in mythology: the noted Indo-Europeanist Georges Dumezil, the structuralist anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss, and the historian of religions Mircea Eliade. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' is an indispensable resource for scholars of religion and myth and for all those interested in the history of ideas.

Mythologies of Violence in Postmodern Media

This anthology examines a number of issues related to violence within the media landscape.

Author: Barry Keith Grant

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814327425

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 453

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This anthology examines a number of issues related to violence within the media landscape.

Female Mythologies in Contemporary Chicana Literature

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Author: Nadine Gebhardt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638715817

Category:

Page: 132

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, 83 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Diese Magisterarbeit stellt eine kritische Untersuchung weiblicher bzw. feministischer Mythologien und der damit eng zusammenhangenden Gender- und Identitatsproblematik in der zeitgenossischen Literatur der Chicanas, US-amerikanische Staatsburgerinnen mexikanischer Abstammung, dar. Die Arbeit selbst wurde auf Englisch verfasst, eine deutsche Zusammenfassung ist im Anhang zu finden., abstract: In Mexican-American/ Chicano culture, feminine archetypes from the Mexican tradition play an important role for woman's subjectivity. Traditionally, such archetypes epitomize Catholic-patriarchal constructions of womanhood. Idolized by the figures of the Virgin of Guadalupe, La Malinche, and La Llorona, the most prevailing representations of female sexuality and motherhood evolve around the passive virgin, the sinful seductress, and the traitorous mother. Along the lines of Chicana feminism, the traditional definitions of these feminine archetypes can be seen as promoting an image of woman that is detrimental to female subjectivity. Although there are three figures, these archetypes evoke a binary opposition that defines woman as either "good woman" or "bad woman," "virgin" or "whore." As such, they limit and circumscribe the Chicana's development of subjectivity. But these cultural icons may also epitomize feminine power, and hence provide the Chicana with possible feminist role models to back up her emancipation. Chicana feminists have employed creative writing to counter the Catholic-patriarchal discourse on the Virgin of Guadalupe, Malinche, and La Llorona. As they explore these cultural archetypes in their novels, short stories, and poems, Chicana feminists attempt to reveal the mechanisms by which the original images of these mythic figures have been subverted, disempower"