MYTHS WE LIVE BY CL (History Workshop)

MYTHS WE LIVE BY CL (History Workshop) by Thompson

ISBN10: 0415034906
ISBN13: 978-0415034906
Author: Thompson
Title: MYTHS WE LIVE BY CL (History Workshop)
Publisher: Other (September 25, 1990)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1585 kb
Size PDF: 1746 kb
Rating: 4.1/5
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Subcategory: Historical Study & Educational Resources

MYTHS WE LIVE BY CL (History Workshop) by Thompson



"The myths we live by" uses recorded life stories in a novel way offering a rare view of how memory and tradition are continually reshaped and recycled to make sense of the past from the standpoint of the present. Focused primarily on recent memory, the examples stretch from the transcient myths of contemporary Italian school children on strike, back to the legends of classical Greece, and the traditional storytelling of Canadian Indians. Their range is international - German Dutch maids, Puerto Rican mothers in New York, Australian soldiers, Swedish concentration camp survivors. Cumulatively, they advocate a transformed history, which actively relates subjective and objective, past and present, politics and poetry - history as living force in the present.

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