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|Title:||Hero||Contributor(s):||Ryan, John Sprott (author)||Publication Date:||2006||DOI:||10.1336/0313328471||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2370||Abstract:||Worldwide, all heroes depend on their central place in a particular culture or society and on sympathetic treatment in myth and story for their appeal in a particularized time or even long before it. Those story-generating figures that appear early in culture history are deemed to be responsible for the life designs at a society's core, while most scholars, in analyzing such figures, have seen them as meaningfully expressing those designs. This hitherto perennial concept, on traditionally involving notions leadership and praiseworthy example, has experienced a profound decline - or at least a number of significant changes - since ancient times, as it moves from cultural force to folk hero to popular idol.||Publication Type:||Book Chapter||Source of Publication:||The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Folklore and Folklife, v.1: Topics and Themes, Africa, Australia and Oceania, p. 44-47||Publisher:||Greenwood Press||Place of Publication:||Westport, United States of America||ISBN:||031332848X
|Field of Research (FOR):||160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology||HERDC Category Description:||B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book||Other Links:||http://books.google.com.au/books?id=tkYUAQAAIAAJ
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