Aspects of Analyzing Modern Mythologies

The purpose of this article is to provide tools for analyzing modern mythologies. Looking at the reasons of the growing interest in modern mythologies, the paper points out the problems caused by the lack of a concise definition of “modern mythologies” and makes an attempt to set up a thorough one. Building on their previously published study, the authors outline the aspects of analyzing modern mythologies and elaborate on the methodological concerns as well. The background of this paper is a university course in analyzing modern mythologies taught by the authors at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at ELTE for four years.

Released: Replika 80, 9–27.