HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Get your $30 gift card! Browse now >>

Myth, Representation, and Identity

An Ethnography of Memory in Lipsi, Greece

Authors: Papachristophorou, M.

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-36275-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-36273-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-47276-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Lipsi forms a modern construction that has disconnected from its past. Recently, the community has formed a collective identity reconstructed from fragments of collective memory. This book is an ethnographic account of the mythology proposed by the community and examines how history and collective memory tightly interconnect.

About the authors

Marilena Papachristoporou is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Archeology at the University of Ioannina, Greece.

Reviews

"Papachristophorou is one of a small but growing number of anthropologists who have identified the value of popular cosmologies, the linkages between these cosmologies and official religion, and the symbolic construction of landscape. In this book, we not only attain a sense of how communities generate moral values but also the boundaries between good and evil, the past and present." - Nick Doumanis, author of Before the Nation and Myth and Memory in the Mediterranean

"This exceptional book offers one of the richest accounts of a village Greek cosmology ever assembled. Papachristophorou captures a local orientation to the landscape and the past which weaves together stories about figures such as Calypso, Ulysses, the devil, saints, and recent historical figures. This portrait of Lipsi disrupts the assumption that 'myth', 'legend', 'religion', and 'history' are necessarily discrete categories." - Charles Stewart, author of Dreaming and Historical Consciousness in Island Greece


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introducion

    Papachristophorou, Marilena

    Pages 1-13

  • On the island of goddess Calypso

    Papachristophorou, Marilena

    Pages 15-25

  • About Origins (And the Story Goes On)

    Papachristophorou, Marilena

    Pages 27-45

  • Demons and Sancta

    Papachristophorou, Marilena

    Pages 47-62

  • Hierophanies and Miracles

    Papachristophorou, Marilena

    Pages 63-79

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-36275-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-36273-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-47276-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Myth, Representation, and Identity
Book Subtitle
An Ethnography of Memory in Lipsi, Greece
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Marilena Papachristophorou
Distribution Rights
No distribution rights in Greece
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36275-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137362759
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36273-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47276-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics