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Myth and Method (Studies in Religion and Culture)

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Publisher Comments:

'Myth and Method is a significant contribution to the study of religion, culture, method, and comparison, summarizing, with fairness, the crisis in the study of mythology that has developed in the last ten years. The volume strives for a balance between two centrifugal forces in academic discourse: the exclusive focus on method and an exclusive focus on area studies, addressing their strengths without aligning itself to the provincialism of either.

Synopsis:

In the wake of the elegant master theories of Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, Georges Dumezil, and Claude Levi-Strauss, how are mythology and thecomparative study of religion to be understood? In Myth and Method, a leading teamof scholars assesses the current state of the study of myth and explores thepossibilities for charting a methodological middle course between the comparativeand the contextual issues raised in the last ten years. In confronting thesetension, they provide an outline of the most troubling questions in the field andoffer a variety of responses to them.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813916576
Editor:
Patton, Laurie L.
Editor:
Doniger, Wendy
Editor:
Patton, Laurie L.
Editor:
Doniger, Wendy
Author:
Patton, Laurie L.
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Location:
Charlottesville :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Myth
Subject:
Mythology -- Study and teaching -- Methodology.
Subject:
Myth -- Study and teaching -- Methodology.
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Studies in Religion and Culture (Paperback)
Series Volume:
v. 5.
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.95x6.01x1.10 in. 1.60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the wake of the elegant master theories of Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, Georges Dumezil, and Claude Levi-Strauss, how are mythology and thecomparative study of religion to be understood? In Myth and Method, a leading teamof scholars assesses the current state of the study of myth and explores thepossibilities for charting a methodological middle course between the comparativeand the contextual issues raised in the last ten years. In confronting thesetension, they provide an outline of the most troubling questions in the field andoffer a variety of responses to them.
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