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Mythography
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This new edition of William Doty's critically acclaimed study provides a comprehensive guidebook to the many schools of interpretation in this burgeoning field. William Doty's popular text has been hailed as the most comprehensive work of its kind. Extensively rewritten and completely restructured, the new edition provides further depth and perspective and is even more accessible to students of myth. It includes expanded coverage of postmodern and poststructuralist perspectives, the Gernet Center, mythic iconography, neo-Jungian approaches, and cultural studies, and it summarizes what is new in the study of Greek myth, iconography, French classical scholarship, and ritual studies. It also features a comprehensive index of names and topics, a glossary, an up-to-date annotated bibliography, and a guide to myth on the Internet. Presenting all major myth theorists from antiquity to the present, Mythography is an encyclopedic work that offers a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of myth. By reflecting the dramatic increase in interest in myth among both scholars and general readers since publication of the first edition, it remains a key study of modern approaches to myth and an essential guide to the wealth of mythographic research available today. William G. Doty is Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at The University of Alabama and editor of Mythosphere: A Journal for Image, Myth, and Symbol.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Preface: A ReadMe File for the User
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xix-xxii
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  1. Part 1. Access To Tools and Definitions
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Chapter 1. Myth Around the Clock: From Mama Myth to Mythographic Analysis
  2. pp. 3-30
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  1. Chapter 2. The Nature of the Mythical Beast: A Comprehensive, Polyphasic Working Definition (Part 1)
  2. pp. 31-65
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  1. Chapter 3. Maieutic, Creative Myth: Conveying Values and Systems of Interpreting Reality (Definition, Part 2)
  2. pp. 66-87
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  1. Chapter 4. The “Noble White Man”: Why Myths Seem Déclassé in Today’s Glitz Culture
  2. pp. 88-122
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  1. Part 2. Mythography: Historical Schools and Issues
  2. pp. 123-124
  1. Chapter 5. Comparativism and the Functional Contexts of Myths and Rituals
  2. pp. 125-156
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  1. Chapter 6. Myth on the Psychoanalytical Couch: Freud and Beyond
  2. pp. 157-193
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  1. Chapter 7. The Imaginal, Archetypal Turn: Jung, Hillman, and Further Beyond
  2. pp. 194-227
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  1. Chapter 8. Mything Links: Mythlitcrit and Cultural Studies Analyses (Marx Was a Smoothie)
  2. pp. 228-265
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  1. Chapter 9. The Enframing Prime-time Context Is All: Structuralisms, Semiotics, and Cultural History
  2. pp. 266-302
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  1. Part 3. Embodiments, Rites, and Ceremonials
  2. pp. 303-304
  1. Chapter 10. The Cosmological/Symbological Human/Social Body
  2. pp. 305-334
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  1. Chapter 11. Yesterday’s World Wide Web? : Ritual as Culture’s Symbolic Nexus
  2. pp. 335-367
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  1. Chapter 12. Sacrificial Scapegoating the Origin of Myth/Religion? : Ritualizations as Necessary Gestures toward Being Human
  2. pp. 368-404
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  1. Part 4. Mythified Existence
  2. pp. 405-406
  1. Chapter 13. Making Do in a Decentered Cosmos: Signs of Our Myths and Tales
  2. pp. 407-433
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  1. Chapter 14. Don’t Myth (with) the Boat: Our Deconstructed, Fictive-Mythic Universe
  2. pp. 434-458
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  1. Furbishing The Creative Mythographer’s Toolkit
  2. pp. 459-460
  1. i. Glossary
  2. pp. 461-465
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  1. ii. Questions to Address to Mythic Texts
  2. pp. 466-467
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  1. iii. The New Mythical Iconography
  2. pp. 468-472
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  1. iv. Myth on the Internet
  2. pp. 473-475
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  1. v. Selected Introductory Bibliography: Access to Individual Mythological Figures and Topics
  2. pp. 476-492
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 493-568
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 569-577
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 578-578
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