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

Explaining Myth - Robert A Segal

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

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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?. Explaining Myth. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Oct 2021. ISBN 9781781798645. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37566. Date accessed: 16 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37566. Oct 2021

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