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Mitologia współczesna. Relacje o poczynaniach i przygodach krajowców zamieszkałych w globalnej wiosce
Contemporary Mythology. Reports on Activities and Adventures of Natives Living in a Global Village

Author(s): Marcin Napiórkowski
Subject(s): Human Geography, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: mythical imagination; myths; mass culture; popular culture; high culture; urban legends; mythical time
Summary/Abstract: The author examines the contemporary forms of mythical imagination and the impact of myth on various spheres of life of a contemporary man, showing its meaning in everyday practices, mass culture, but also elite high art. Or scientific investigations of the historians. He analyses both the so-called city legends and the beliefs and practices in which we usually do not recognize myths. In the analysis of these phenomena, classic anthropological theories, especially structuralism, are used.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-1402-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-1120-5
  • Page Count: 326
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Polish