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myth

1. 
a. a story about superhuman beings of an earlier age taken by preliterate society to be a true account, usually of how natural phenomena, social customs, etc., came into existence
b. another word for mythology
2. (in modern literature) a theme or character type embodying an idea
3. Philosophy (esp in the writings of Plato) an allegory or parable
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Story lines related to these reasons comprise an unabridged version of the cultural myth of judicial activism that is a judicially affirming counterpart to the abuse-of-power narrative.
Cultural myth is an integral part of the process by which we define ourselves.
Judith, as Stocker proposes, may well offer an alternative to patriarchal cultural myths of dominating male power and female subordination.
If Fatal Attraction and other films of this period are indeed the manifestations of male anxiety at the perceived threat of loss of social and political power, then the cultural myth of the destructive and devouring predatory woman demands her clear and unequivocal defeat.
In so doing, Bush's book (intentionally, I think) enacts the phenomenon it describes, oscillating between a conservative assertion of a cohesive cultural myth and a scrutiny of it that radically undermines its reality.
He develops Frederick Jackson Turner's hypothesis of the frontier as the basic cultural myth of American to elaborate the basis for an American local theology for a postmodern age.
With our tender cultural myth about how "all men are created equal," class prerogatives are a reality few Americans like to think about -- even as the affluent continue to migrate into upscale gated communities.
Recent evidence suggests that female VR clients receive less pay following job placement (National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, undated), a situation suggesting that the VR system has cooperated with the cultural myth linking human worth and salaries to gender.
Perhaps it's time to finally recognise that female 'nattering' is a cultural myth.
Most reporting and commentary in the news media about economic growth and population growth is founded on a cultural myth that endless expansion is both possible and desirable, according to the non-profit that recently launched Growth Bias Busted (www.
The truth is, the cultural myth of living happily ever after is the exception, not the rule.
In Defense" definitively destroys the cultural myth that Jefferson had any relationship with Ms.

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