12. Do Hollywood Stars Bring Myth Back to the World?

Myth Theorized - Robert A. Segal

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


Segal takes the case of Hollywood stars and asks whether they can be taken as gods, in which case the treatment of them--they are “idolized” and “worshiped”--can be said to bring divinity back to the world. Their myths would be their roles in films. He uses child psychiatrist D. W. Winnicott’s idea of make-believe in support of this position.

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Segal, Robert. 12. Do Hollywood Stars Bring Myth Back to the World?. Myth Theorized. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Feb 2022. ISBN 9781781798645. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37566. Date accessed: 24 Jan 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37566. Feb 2022

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