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Mythic Thinking in Twentieth-Century Britain free pdf Mythic Thinking in Twentieth-Century Britain is the first cultural and intellectual history of myth as a mode of thought in modern Britain. Focusing on the period 1900-1980, it examines how a variety of thinkers and cultural groups used the concept of myth to articulate their anxieties about modernity and seek meaning within it. Mythic thinking was thus a profoundly modern response to what W.H. Auden called 'the modern problem' - the erosion of traditional meaning-creating structures and institutions. This book tells the story of mythic thinking in Britain from its origins in late-Victorian social anthropology to its cultural mainstreaming in the postwar period. It is a story that reveals the persistence of yearning for transcendent meaning in age that has often been assumed by historians to be 'disenchanted' and thoroughly secularized.

About Matthew Sterenberg

Matthew Sterenberg is an Assistant Professor at Waseda University's School of International Liberal Studies in Tokyo, Japan. There he teaches courses related to British history, European history, and historical theories and methods. His research focuses on the cultural and intellectual history of modern Britain.

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Author : Matthew Sterenberg
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 31 October 2013
ISBN : 1137354968
EAN : 9781137354969
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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