Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth

By (author) Doherty, Lillian

Myths reflect, reinforce, and sometimes subvert gender ideologies and so have an influence in the 'real world'. This is true in the present no less than when the Greek and Roman myths were created. The struggles to redefine gender roles and identities in our own time are inevitably reflected in our interpretations and retellings of these classical myths. Using the new lenses provided by gender studies and diverse forms of feminism, Lillian Doherty re-examines some of the major approaches to myth interpretation in the twentieth century: psychological, ritualist, 'charter', structuralist and folklorist. She also explores 'popular' uses of classical mythology - from television and comic books to the evocation of goddesses in Jungian psychology.

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  • Acknowledgements Preface: Classical Myths in Contemporary Culture 1. Myth and Gender Systems 2. Psychological Approaches 3. Myth and Ritual 4. Myth as 'Charter' 5. Structuralist and Post-Structuralist Approaches 6. Myth, Folklore, and Popular Culture Notes Further Reading Index

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書名 Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth
著作者等 Doherty, Lillian
出版元 Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Digital)
刊行年月 2015.01.01
ページ数 160p
ISBN 9781472502391
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス