Myth and Method

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Laurie L. Patton, Wendy Doniger
University of Virginia Press, 1996 - History - 416 pages
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In the wake of the elegant master theories of Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, Georges Dumezil, and Claude Levi-Strauss, how are mythology and the comparative study of religion to be understood? In Myth and Method, a leading team of scholars assesses the current state of the study of myth and explores the possibilities for charting a methodological middle course between the comparative and the contextual issues raised in the last ten years. In confronting these tension, they provide an outline of the most troubling questions in the field and offer a variety of responses to them.

  

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Contents

MYTH METHOD
4
Does Myth Have a Future?
82
PART II
107
Dumezil the IndoEuropeans and the Third Function
128
Madness in Method plus a Plea for Projective
147
PART III
161
A Study of the Chinese
177
The Exchange of Words and Wealth
208
PART IV
245
Myth and Meaning
300
An Eliadean
327
A Mythos Transformed
352
Afterword
390
Index
403
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JSTOR: Myth and Method
Myth and Method. Edited by Laurie L. Patton and Wendy Doniger. Uni- versity Press of Virginia, 1996. 416 pages. $22.50. Thirteen essays divided into four ...
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Collocation analysis: a method for conceptualizing and ...
L. Patton and W. Donniger (eds) Myth and Method, pp. 163–76. Charlottesville:. University of Virginia Press. Lofland, J. and Lofland, L. (1984) Analyzing ...
www.ingentaconnect.com/ content/ sage/ qrj/ 2002/ 00000002/ 00000002/ art00006

MYTH AND SYMBOLIC RESISTANCE IN REVELATION 13
JBL 123/2 (2004) 281–313. MYTH AND SYMBOLIC RESISTANCE. IN REVELATION 13. STEVEN J. FRIESEN. friesens@missouri.edu. University of Missouri-Columbia, ...
jbl.metapress.com/ index/ q557029828512748.pdf

Desire, Discord and Death
Doniger explain in their introduction to Myth and Method. (1996:1–2), scholars of myth no longer hold out much hope for a ...
www.bu.edu/ asor/ pubs/ walls.pdf

ADAM AND THE ANGELS: AN EXAMINATION OF MYTHIC ELEMENTS IN ISLAMIC ...
Myth and Method (Charlottesville, 1996), p. 147. Folklore. motif-numbers are taken from S. Thompson, Motif-Index of Folk Literature, rev. ed. ...
www.springerlink.com/ index/ 59N2A836N71R3U1N.pdf

Vita
"Minimyths and Maximyths and Political Points of View " In Myth and Method, edited by Laurie L. Patton and Wendy Doniger, 109-127. ...
socialthought.uchicago.edu/ faculty/ cvs/ doniger.doc

About the author (1996)

Laurie L. Patton is Assistant Professor of Early Indian Religions at Emory University. In addition to journal articles on the topics of early Indian religions, comparative mythology, and theory in the study of religion, she is the author of Myth as Argument: The Mrhaddevata as Canonical Commentary. Wendy Doniger is Mircea Eliade Professor of History of Religions at the University of Chicago. She is the author of several books on Indian mythology and the comparative study of mythology, including The Origin of Evil in Hindu Mythology; Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities; and Other Peoples' Myths.

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