Political Myth: A Theoretical Introduction

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Political Science - 309 pages
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.
 

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Contents

Political ldeology
13
n Sacred MythPolitical Myth
27
Telling Myths
45
Believing Myths
71
Questions of Form
101
ldeological Meaning in History
127
Vll lcons lndexes and Rituals
161
Conclusion
275
lndex
299
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Flood is a Senior Lecturer and Head of European Studies, University of Surrey.

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