mythmaking


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myth·mak·er

 (mĭth′mā′kər)
n.
One that creates myths or mythical situations.

myth′mak·ing n.

mythmaking

(ˈmɪθˌmeɪkɪŋ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the practice of creating myths
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The marketer in Das is attempting some mythmaking here -- he wants dharma to be to India what egalite is to France -- but good messaging is built on strong ideas, not the inverse.
A city is overwhelmed by terrible screaming that no one wants to admit hearing for fear of being thought anything but normal; a Minister of Mythmaking is compelled to outlaw death or any mention of the word.
Then, coming closer to home for himself and most presumed readers, he explores early Christian mythmaking, the social formation of Christendom, the state of the Christian nation, and religions in a polycultural world.
It's all engineered as part of the Miley Cyrus mythmaking effort, reinforcing the classic Disney dream that anyone can become the studio's next pop sensation (never mind the grueling yearlong audition process that landed her the gig).
While the project relies on a deliberate blurring of fact and fiction, historical record and self-conscious mythmaking, we are at least fairly certain that Christiania--however unlikely it is sometimes made to seem--is a real place.
Although the socialist-realist discourse of mythmaking is the proto-subject for the author's creative exploration, Led apparently exceeds the boundaries of Sots-Arts.
Theirs have lasted millennia, and unlike modern pictorial mythmaking, Sumerian stories, like that on the vase, are missed when they're gone.
That's good for mythmaking, but it doesn't make for much of a documentary.
Hartman in 1972 looked at the supporters and opponents of the Sacrilege Law of 1825 and the way this stimulated varieties of anticlerical mythmaking.
The precise contours of this participation have never been adequately delineated, in part because Handy's mythmaking betrays an unmistakable class bias--a mixture of condescension, racial husbandry, and Tin Pan Alley schmaltz--that obscures his own profound emotional investment.
Mythmaking is not only useful in understanding an approach to art, then, but the implied relativism of myth is important when considering the world views revealed through the artistic impulse.
For Quintana, mythmaking is a living tradition that is ultimately more meaningful than celebrity.