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    DescriptionIn the wake of the elegant master theories of Joseph Campbell, Mircea Eliade, Georges Dumezil, and Claude Levi-Strauss, how are mythology and the comparative study of religion to be understood? In Myth and Method, a leading team of scholars assesses the current state of the study of myth and explores the possibilities for charting a methodological middle course between the comparative and the contextual issues raised in the last ten years. In confronting these tension, they provide an outline of the most troubling questions in the field and offer a variety of responses to them.


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    Title
    Myth and Method
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Laurie L. Patton, Edited by Wendy Doniger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780813916576
    ISBN 10: 0813916577
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.7
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    BISAC V2.8: REL051000
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    LC classification: BL304 .M85 1996, BL304.M85
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, JBCC, QRA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    University of Virginia Press
    Imprint name
    University of Virginia Press
    Publication date
    29 November 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Charlottesville
    Author Information
    Laurie L. Patton is Assistant Professor of Early Indian Religions at Emory University. In addition to journal articles on the topics of early Indian religions, comparative mythology, and theory in the study of religion, she is the author of Myth as Argument: The Mrhaddevata as Canonical Commentary. Wendy Doniger is Mircea Eliade Professor of History of Religions at the University of Chicago. She is the author of several books on Indian mythology and the comparative study of mythology, including The Origin of Evil in Hindu Mythology; Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities; and Other Peoples' Myths.
    Back cover copy
    'Myth and Method is a significant contribution to the study of religion, culture, method, and comparison, summarizing, with fairness, the crisis in the study of mythology that has developed in the last ten years. The volume strives for a balance between two centrifugal forces in academic discourse: the exclusive focus on method and an exclusive focus on area studies, addressing their strengths without aligning itself to the provincialism of either.