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The Resource Social myths and collective imaginaries, Gérard Bouchard ; translated by Howard Scott

Social myths and collective imaginaries, Gérard Bouchard ; translated by Howard Scott

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Social myths and collective imaginaries
Title
Social myths and collective imaginaries
Statement of responsibility
Gérard Bouchard ; translated by Howard Scott
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Western or Eastern, ancient or modern, religious or scientific, myths are strikingly underestimated forces in contemporary society. In our rational, enlightened and supposedly civilized society myths have come to be perceived as the exclusive attribute of so-called pre-modern societies. In Social Myths and Collective Imaginaries, Gérard Bouchard conceptualizes myths as vessels of sacred values that transcend the division between primitive and modern. These vessels become so influential as to make an indelible impression on people's minds. We may no longer speak of Aphrodite or Gilgamesh but freedom, equality, social justice, environmentalism, democracy and nationalism are sacred values in our world. Nobody would deny that equality for all citizens in France, the right to property in the United States, or racial equality in South Africa are sacrosanct. Bouchard's refreshing and startling analysis reveals that as a sociological mechanism, myths have the power to bring societies together as well as tear themapart. In his own way, Bouchard awakens us to the transcendent power of myth that affects our daily lives, frequently unbeknownst to us."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bouchard, Gérard
Dewey number
201/.3
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
BL304
LC item number
.B6813 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
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Scott, Howard
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  • Myth
  • Social representations
  • Mythe
  • Représentations sociales
  • Myth
  • Social representations
  • mythos
  • Repräsentation
Label
Social myths and collective imaginaries, Gérard Bouchard ; translated by Howard Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Raison et déraison du mythe
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myths and collective imaginaries -- What is a social myth? -- The mythification process -- The conditions for the effectiveness of myth -- Social myths : a pyramidal structure
Control code
962129438
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
English-language edition.
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781442629073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962129438
Label
Social myths and collective imaginaries, Gérard Bouchard ; translated by Howard Scott
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Raison et déraison du mythe
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myths and collective imaginaries -- What is a social myth? -- The mythification process -- The conditions for the effectiveness of myth -- Social myths : a pyramidal structure
Control code
962129438
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
English-language edition.
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9781442629073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962129438

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