Theories of Mythology
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/24/2005
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Eric Csapo is Professor of Classics at The University of Sydney.
|List of Figures|
|The Rise of the Comparative Method|
|Max Mï¿½ller and Solar Mythology|
|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|
|Freud and the Discovery of the Unconscious|
|Psychoanalysis to Myth Analysis|
|Freud and Anthropology|
|Freud in his Social and Theoretical Context|
|Jane Harrison and Ritualism|
|Walter Burkert and Biosociology|
|Burkert's Homo Necans|
|Saussure and Structural Linguistics|
|A Critique of Syntagmatic Structuralism|
|Structure and Ideology|
|Poststructualisms, Postmodernism, and Ideology|
|An Ideological Analysis of the Myth of Heracles|
|A Little Further Reading|