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Social Theory after the Holocaust$
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Robert Fine and Charles Turner

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853239659

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314087

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Open Behind: Myth and Politics

Open Behind: Myth and Politics

(p.235) Chapter 12 Open Behind: Myth and Politics
Social Theory after the Holocaust

Charles Turner

Liverpool University Press

This chapter contains an essay by Charles Turner that investigates the reluctance to accept a mythic understanding of politics. The relevance of myth is that it is particularistic and communitarian, and represents an originating act. Turner explores the concept of myth and relates its importance to the human future, knowledge, politics, Europe, Nation State, and representation of political reality in the post-World War II setting. The essay concludes by emphasizing the importance of interpretation and re-interpretation of narratives or myths to preserve a world that its inhabitants knew.

Keywords:   Myth and Politics, universalism, mythic understanding, Europe, Nation State, re-interpretation of narratives

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