The Myth of the Titanic: Centenary Edition

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Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 15, 2012 - History - 352 pages
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Why does the story of the Titanic retain such a hold on the popular imagination, one hundred years after it sank on the night of 15 April 1912? Howells explores the myths around the Titanic legend, showing what they reveal about the culture of their time, as well as the role that myth still plays in our lives today.

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In this scholarly and heavily documented study, Howells (communications, Univ. of Leeds) proposes that the sinking of the Titanic was "an event whose mythical significance has eclipsed its historical ... Read full review

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RICHARD HOWELLS is a Cultural Sociologist and Reader in Cultural and Creative Industries, King’s College, London, UK where he is also Director of the Centre for Cultural, Media and Creative Industries. He is a regular contributor to BBC radio and television, and has worked as a print and broadcast journalist and radio producer for the BBC.

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