8. On Myth as Ideology

Myth Theorized - Robert A. Segal

Robert A. Segal [+-]
University of Aberdeen
Sixth Century Chair in Religious Studies University of Aberdeen


Section five begins with an assessment of Bruce Lincoln’s Theorizing Myth. For Lincoln, myth is ideology in narrative form. Segal does not question whether myth takes narrative, or story, form, though it need not do so. He questions whether myth is deemed ideology by modern theorists. Myth for some theorists is about the physical world rather than the social world, and for others it espouses revolution rather than support for existing society.

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Segal, Robert. 8. On Myth as Ideology. Myth Theorized. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2021. ISBN 9781781798645. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37562. Date accessed: 12 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37562. Oct 2021

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