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Author Champagne, Roland A. author

Title The methods of the Gernet classicists : the Structuralists on myth / Roland A. Champagne
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2015
New York, NY : Routledge, 2015
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Series Routledge library editions. Myth ; v. 2
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Series Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Chapter One-The Structure of Myth; Chapter Two-Barthes: Myth as Meaningful Form; Chapter Three-Lévi-Strauss and the Problems of Oedipus; Chapter Four-Vernant: A Logic of the Equivocal; Chapter Five-Detienne: The Empirical Categories of Myth; Chapter Six-Vidal-Naquet: A Factotum of History; Chapter Seven-Loraux: The Myths of Death and Life; Chapter Eight-Gernet's Legacy: A French New Historicism
Conclusion-The Place of the Gernet CenterSelected Bibliography; Index
Summary The Gernet Centre was founded as a place where the structural method could be applied to the classics. 'Structuralists' attribute the survival, origin and function of myths to common crosscultural factors they identify as 'structures'. As this book, first published as The Structuralists on Myth in 1992 explains, these structures are bundles of information not obvious either to the narrator or to the listener. The bundles are collected features that reveal either the reasons for the survival of myths, or their origins, or their functions within their contexts. The structuralists consider themse
Notes First published as: The structuralists on myth : an introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in print edition
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject Centre Louis Gernet.
Structural anthropology -- France.
Myth -- Structural analysis.
Mythology, Classical.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317555933 (electronic bk.)
1317555937 (electronic bk.)