Question for my “continuing education”. Joseph Campbell Yay or Meh
@Biill Big Yay. He unites ideas contained in human mythology in a powerful way. Its a peek behind the curtain that's hidden in a locked room inside Fort Knox.
@Biill I'll be the outlier here, and say meh. Read the wiki for Hero with a Thousand Faces, and rejoice in the time you have left to read other things. :)
@Natalie I appreciate your honesty and your advice. Here is the scenario: The “zombie apocalypse” has begun and I can only take three books which will fit in my knapsack. These books may well be the only ones I ever lay hands on “in the time I have left”. What are they?
@Biill In terms of looking at various mythologies around the world, I think the work of Karen Armstrong is more careful. It still has its drawbacks, but rather than the sweeping generalizations Campbell makes about what myths mean based on a Western cis white male perspective, she pays a bit more attention to what the contextual cultures say myths mean.
@Natalie great suggestion I remember really liking a “golden rule” Ted talk she gave. Thank you.
@Biill Sorry for the delay! I've been mulling on this... I think an intro like this one might be a good: Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, Second Edition
By Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic
@Natalie so there is a third addition that includes: “the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and more”. or should I stick with your original suggestion?
@Biill Oooh, great--definitely go with the later edition!
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