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  • When Prophecy Never Fails. Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1989-2002 field work in El Cajon, Calfiornia; a disconfirmation led to re-interpretation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Social construction of reality; Phenomenology; Unarian; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Myth
  • The Mythic Dimensions of New Religious Movements. Function, Reality Construction, and Process.
    Tumminia, Diana G., and R. George Kirkpatrick (2004)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.)The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 359-377.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Myth
  • Pilgrimage to 'England's Nazareth': Landscapes of Myth and Memory at Walsingham.
    Coleman, Simon (2004)
    In Ellen Badone and Sharon R. Roseman (eds.) Intersecting Journeys: The Anthropology of Pilgrimage and Tourism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 52-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Norfolk; Pilgrimage; Myth
  • Technology and Myth: Implicit Religion in Technological Narratives.
    Stahl, William A. (2002)
    Implicit Religion 5:2: 93-103.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth; Technology; Implicit religion
  • La Vitalisme, Un Spiritualisme Corporel.
    Maffesoli, Michel (1996)
    Social Compass 43:1: 7-17.

    Sees the Dionysian myth as an incarnate reality of the contemporary world.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Myth
  • The Politics of Myth-Making: An Analysis of the Struggle for the 'Correct' Appropriation of New Orleans.
    Fandrich, Ina Johanna (1996)
    Social Compass 43:4: 613-628.

    Analyzes the construction of positive & negative images of a legendary personage.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of knowledge; African Americans; Voodoo, U.S.A.; Social construction of reality; United States, Louisiana, New Orleans; Myth; Women
  • Brothers from the Sky: Myth and Reality in a Flying Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (1995)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California Los Angeles.

    Associated Search Terms: UFO cult; Myth
  • The Embodied Goddess: Feminist Witchcraft and Female Divinity.
    Griffin, Wendy (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:1: 35-48.

    Based on participant observation in 2 goddess movement groups in western U.S.; notes the conscious cultivation of a counter mythopoetic system.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; God, image of; Women; Witch; Myth
  • Evolution: The Central Mythology of the New Age Movement.
    Hexham, Irving (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.), Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular:Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 303-321.

    Sees evolution as a myth, supplanting biblical narratives.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution; Myth; New age
  • Religious Division and the Mythology of the Past.
    Searle-Chatterjee, Mary (1993)
    In Brdley R. Hertel and Cynthia Ann Humes (eds.) Living Banaras. Hindu Religions in Cultural Context. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 145-158.

    Compares oral traditions from Hindus & Muslims in Banaras about the Moslem saint Ghazi Miyam & the Moghul ruler Aurangzeb.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth; Social construction of reality; India, Uttar Pradesh, Banaras; Hindu, India; Islam, India
  • Les Fondaments Mythiques de l'Ethos du Travail. Contributions à une Théorie du Mythe dans la Société Moderne.
    Lalive d'Epinay, Christian (1991)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 75: 153-168.

    Examines how a civil religion sustained a work ethic in Switzerland between the world wars, despite the absence of belief in mythic narratives.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Switzerland; Myth; Civil religion
  • Out of Chaos: Refounding Religious Congregations.
    Arbuckle, Gerald (1988)
    New York: Paulist.

    Anthropological analysis of changes in Roman Catholic religious congregations, using concepts of myth, ritual, & culture, drawn from the works of Mary Douglas & Mircea Eliade.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Orders/congregations; Douglas, Mary; Myth; Ritual; Eliade, Mircea
  • America's Legitimating Myths: Continuity and Crises.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1987)
    In Terry Boswell and Albert Bergesen (eds.) America's Changing Role in the World System. New York: Praeger, pp. 235-255.

    Explores whether technology can replace civil religion as a legitimatory myth for the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; United States; Myth; Civil religion; Technology
  • Clashing Symbols: The New Christian Right as Countermythology.
    Heinz, Donald J. (1985)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 59:1: 153-173.

    Argues that the new Christian right can best be interpreted as an emerging coalition of social movements engaged in a contest over the meaning of America's story.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Conflict; United States; Social movement; Myth
  • Il mito della secolarizzazione.
    Ferrarotti, Franco (1984)
    Critica sociologica 69: 11-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Myth
  • Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrifice Ritual and Myth.
    Burkert, Walter (1983)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Greece, ancient; Myth; Ritual; Sacrifice
  • Mythes et mouvements messianiques.
    Pereira de Queiroz, Maria Isaura (1975)
    Diogènes 90: 90-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Messian; Myth
  • Le Sacré Sauvage et Autres Essais./Il Sacro Selvaggio.
    Bastide, Roger (1975)
    Paris: Payot./Milano: Ed. Jaca, 1977.

    A posthumous collection of essays.

    Associated Search Terms: Umbanda; Politics; Revolution; Myth; Change; Prayer; Millenarian; Brazil; Primitive; Candomble; Caboclo; Spiritualist, Brazil; Voodoo, Haiti; Mysticism
  • The Goddess Pattini and the Lord Buddha. Notes on the Myth of the Birth of the Deity.
    Obeyesekere, Gananath (1973)
    Social Compass 20:2: 217-229.

    Examines the symbolization of purity & impurity in 2 nativity myths.

    Associated Search Terms: Pattini; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Nativity myth; Sri Lanka
  • Mythos und Sozialstruktur. Studien zur Sozialwissenschaft, Band 7.
    Eickelpasch, Rolf (1973)
    Düsseldorf: Bertelsmann Univrsitätsverlag.

    Examines the approaches of Durkheim, Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, & Lévi-Strauss, with added discussions of methodological individualism & the phenomenological alternative. Illustrative study of the Cargo cult movement of the Tangu of New Guinea.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Malinowski, Bronislaw; Radcliffe-Brown, A.R.; Phenomenology; Cargo cult; Levi-Strauss, Claude; Myth; Papua-New Guinea; Methodological individualism
  • Myth and Symbol Analysis of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Victor Turner.
    Wieting, Stephen G. (1972)
    Social Compass 19:2: 139-154.

    Associated Search Terms: Turner, Victor; Myth; Structuralism; Symbol; Levi-Strauss, Claude
  • La conscienza mitica nella prospettiva sociologica.
    Crespi, Pietro (1968)
    Studi di sociologia 6:2: 113-129.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth
  • Des multiples niveaux de signification du mythe.
    Guiart, Jean (1968)
    Archives de sociologie des religions 13/26: 55-71.

    Provides illustrations from anthropological studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth
  • The Sociological Significance of Myth.
    Rivers, William Halse (1968)
    In Robert A. Georges (ed.) Studies in Mythology. Homewood, Illinois: Dorsey, pp. 27-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth
  • Mythologie.
    Bastide, Roger (1968)
    In Jean Poirier (ed.) Ethnologie générale. Paris: Gallimard, pp. 1037-1090.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth
  • Sin in Sweden. A Contribution to the Sociology of Myth.
    Gustafsson, Berndt (1968)
    Social Compass 15:2: 143-154.

    Based on interviews of Swedes & foreign tourists in Stockholm; the Swedes took the expression "sin in Sweden" in a positive sense, the foreigners in a negative one.

    Associated Search Terms: Tourists; Sweden; Myth
  • The Concept of Myth.
    Monro, D.H. (1950)
    Sociological Review 42: 115-132.

    Sees myth functioning as the rationalization (in a Freudian sense) of institutional practices.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth; Institutionalization; Functionalism
  • Mito, superstición, hipótesis, ciencia.
    Bernard, Luther Lee (1949)
    Revista Mexicana de Sociologia 11:3: 385-408.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Myth; Superstition
  • La Mythologie primitive.
    Lévy-Bruhl, Lucien (1935)
    Paris: Alcan.

    Associated Search Terms: Myth; Primitive
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