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The anthropologist looks at myth.

Melville Jacobs

The anthropologist looks at myth.

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Published by Published for American Folklore Society by University of Texas Press in Austin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tales,
  • Mythology

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdited by John Greenway. Foreword by Melville Jacobs. Introd. by John Greenway.
    SeriesPublications of the American Folklore Society. Bibliographical and special series,, v. 17, Publications of the American Folklore Society., v. 17.
    ContributionsGreenway, John, ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGR15 .J3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 323 p.
    Number of Pages323
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6009780M
    LC Control Number66063478
    OCLC/WorldCa494806

      In “Indians, Slaves, and Mass Murder: The Hidden History,” a recent essay in The New York Review of Books, anthropologist Peter Nabokov notes that colonizers reduced California’s native. Joseph Campbell famously compared mythology to a kangaroo pouch for the human mind and spirit: “a womb with a view.” In Myths to Live By, he examines all of the ways in which myth supports and guides us, giving our lives and war, science and religion, East and West, inner space and outer space - Campbell shows how the myths we live by can reconcile . Anthropology looks at humans as something complex in terms of physical, emotional, social, and cultural complexity. Anthropology also refers .


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