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Reading Sapolski with delight....

Regarding structural mythologies, most antrhopologists just call them myths we live by.. but I do not like to use the word myth in non-scientific enviros given the wrong connotation it has.

A more proper name are structural narratives... I did a diary once.. oh my God I found it.. and it was more than a year ago...

http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2009/8/27/103113/865

there are no links in the diary.. but any symbolic anthropology textbook is full of examples.

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sun Jan 2nd, 2011 at 07:29:55 PM EST
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thanks for the link


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 at 11:58:16 AM EST
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kcurie:
most antrhopologists just call them myths we live by.. but I do not like to use the word myth in non-scientific enviros given the wrong connotation it has
Take a cue from George Lakoff and call them Metaphors We Live By.

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jan 3rd, 2011 at 12:18:35 PM EST
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