In a very clear and engaging style, and one that is almost completely jargon-free, Csapo clearly sets out the strengths and weaknesses of the major modern schools of mythological interpretation and their relationships with one another, providing a readable and accessible introduction with much to offer both students and scholars of myth. Despite the ease with which "myth" is used, it is not an easy concept to define. There is no satisfactory "one size fits all" definition, and myth textbooks in particular often simply resort to the customary definition of "traditional tale. Csapo attempts to solve this problem with a new definition, and his definition has much merit.
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Introduces the major theories of myth from the nineteenth century to the present day. Covers comparative approach Theories of Mythology provides students with both a history of theories of myth and a practical 'how-to' guide to interpreting myth, the most elementary form of narrative. Covers comparative approaches, psychoanalysis, ritual theories of myth, structuralism, and ideological analysis. Supplies readers with the theoretical tools for imitating each method.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Theories of Mythology. Notes for me: I've read several chapters of this work for my university studies. May 30, l. It's a good primer but the material doesn't really interest me.
The book was fine, it's just that the subject is really dry and theoretical. This made it hard to get through. Would definitely not read it if it wasn't required for the subject. Aug 12, Maya rated it really liked it Shelves: mythology.
Please check out my in depth review of this book on my blog: Theories of Mythology by Eric Csapo Please check out my in depth review of this book on my blog: Theories of Mythology by Eric Csapo Aug 29, Mallory rated it really liked it Shelves: school-reads. This was a good survey of the various approaches to the study of mythology. We had an excellent discussion on it in the seminar. Only read first chapter for my Classical Mythology module at university.
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Theories of Mythology Blackwell. Eric Csapo's Theories of Mythology was streets ahead of the rest. It is lively, literate, erudite, and well versed in the theories it treats. It particularly excels in placing the theories in their historical, cultural, and intellectual context, which allows Csapo to trace not only the chronological development of theories of myth, but the cultural and intellectual forces impelling and directing that development. Csapo demonstrates throughout the ability not only to describe but to apply theory in flexible and innovative ways.
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