Jung's psychology and the study of myth

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dc.contributor.author Rajcok, Paul J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-06T05:11:20Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-06T05:11:20Z
dc.date.issued 1982
dc.identifier.citation Rajcok, Paul J. (1982). Jung's psychology and the study of myth. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.14, p.5-24. en
dc.identifier.issn 0047-3928
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/1769
dc.description.abstract Paper provides an interesting counterpoint to structuralist analyses. Author attempts to correct some fundamental misunderstandings of the Jungian notion of the collective unconscious and its relationship to cultural expressions of this collective unconscious as myth. Myth, according to Rajcok, is both ordered by its parent culture and orders that culture by reinforcing the expressed patterns. Interestingly, Jung's archetypes serve more as Kantain categories than as the dialectical moments envisioned by Levi-Strauss. What emerges is a Jungian theory far more accessible to anthropologists,which parallels classical structuralism in accounting for variations in the form of particular myths, but preserves the integrity of the individual mind by differentiating the collective and specific unconsciousness. en
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dc.language English (United States) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LAJ en
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.14 en
dc.subject Jung en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Myth en
dc.subject Dream en
dc.subject Folklore en
dc.subject Mythology en
dc.title Jung's psychology and the study of myth en
dc.type Article en

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