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Legitimizing Myth and the Search for Meaning

Legitimizing Myth and the Search for Meaning

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This paper examines the process of mystification that accompanies new paradigms, and discusses such contemporary legitimizing myths as The Myth of the Magic of the Market, The Myth of the Inefficient Public Sector, The Myth of the Objective Media, and The Myth of American Exceptionalism. While these legitimizing myths limit our understanding of the world, liberating myths such as The Rainbow Warrior are needed to address our spiritual and ecological crises.
This paper examines the process of mystification that accompanies new paradigms, and discusses such contemporary legitimizing myths as The Myth of the Magic of the Market, The Myth of the Inefficient Public Sector, The Myth of the Objective Media, and The Myth of American Exceptionalism. While these legitimizing myths limit our understanding of the world, liberating myths such as The Rainbow Warrior are needed to address our spiritual and ecological crises.

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Published by: Transformative Studies Institute on Feb 27, 2010
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