Theories of Mythology

ISBN-10: 0631232486

ISBN-13: 9780631232483

Edition: 2005

Authors: Eric Csapo

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Eric Csapo introduces the major theories of myth from the 19th century to the present day. He covers comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories, structuralism and ideological analysis. He also supplies readers with the theoretical tools for imitating each method.
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Eric Csapo is Professor of Classics at The University of Sydney.

List of Figures
Preface
Introducing "Myth"
Comparative Approaches
The Rise of the Comparative Method
Max M�ller and Solar Mythology
James Frazer
The World According to Frazer: Problems and Presuppositions
The Urmyth: A Study in and of Comparison
Comparison of the Greek and Hittite Myths of the Divine Succession
Psychology
Freud and the Discovery of the Unconscious
Psychoanalysis to Myth Analysis
Freud and Anthropology
Freud in his Social and Theoretical Context
Ritual Theories
Social Anthropology
Jane Harrison and Ritualism
Walter Burkert and Biosociology
Burkert's Homo Necans
Structuralism
Saussure and Structural Linguistics
Syntagmatic Structuralism
A Critique of Syntagmatic Structuralism
Paradigmatic Structuralism
Mediation
Total Structure
Totalizing Structure
Social Ideologies
Structure and Ideology
Poststructualisms, Postmodernism, and Ideology
Decrypting Ideology
An Ideological Analysis of the Myth of Heracles
Epilogue
A Little Further Reading
Bibliography
Index
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