Culture myth

1.A myth accounting for the discovery of arts and sciences or the advent of a higher civilization, as in the Prometheus myth.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The reported death of American rap starFredo Santanaadds another name to the pop culture myth 'Club 27' - the list of celebrities who died tragically and suddenly at the age of 27.
But occasionally Georgetown's Rice Culture Myth shows up.
White folks in Georgetown, and sometimes even black folks, repeat the Rice Culture Myth. It's been extended through Reconstruction, when freed slaves purportedly chose to remain with their former owners in neighborhoods where whites lived amicably next to blacks.
Most Southern places have a Rice Culture Myth. It is the story many Southern whites--my people--tell when they want to make clear how racism long ago went away.
The Rice Culture Myth serves to validate the closed circles of decision-making, and the wisdom of the few white people who decide.
The business intelligence gathering organisation Datamonitor published "UK Personal Injury Litigation: The Compensation Culture Myth Exploded" (2002).
GEORGE LUCAS takes aim at the creator of Star Wars--perhaps the most enduring pop culture myth of the past 50 years, and a story that taught many of us how to play, with the help of those ubiquitous action figures of the late 1970s.
In The Homesteader, Micheaux neither condemns nor critiques the dominant culture myth of manifest destiny but rather claims a share of the spoils for the enterprising black man.
Prime strength of the series, the most ambitious in the History Channel's nearly three years of life, is its subtle debunking of the pop culture myth that the 1950s were an era of carefree innocence and postwar stagnation.
He is the author of Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam.
Career chapters address accounting and pop culture myths such as the long hours ("in every 24 hours, there are three perfectly good eight-hour chargeable days"), strict dress code, charitable requirements and difficult work environment.