Mythic thinking in twentieth-century Britain: Meaning for modernity

Matthew Sterenberg*

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Research output: Book/ReportBook

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A variety of thinkers used the concept of myth to articulate their anxieties about modernity. By telling the story of mythic thinking in Britain from its origins in Victorian social anthropology to its postwar cultural mainstreaming, this book reveals a yearning for transcendence in an age long assumed to be disenchanted.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages260
ISBN (Electronic)9781137354976
ISBN (Print)9781137354969
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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