Dados is one of the most widely-read social sciences journals in Latin America. Created in 1966, it publishes innovative works, originating from academic research, by Brazilian and foreign authors. Edited by IESP-UERJ, it aims to reconcile scientific rigor and academic excellence with an emphasis on public debate based on the analysis of substantive issues of society and politics.
The article endeavors to construct a concept of political myth, grounded on an interdisciplinary approach tying three lines together: myth as mystification, as exemplified in the work of Roland Barthes, myth as a narrative of origins and an element of social cohesion, and, lastly, the political myth itself, as proposed by Georges Sorel, which emphasizes the emotional, mobilizing nature of political discourse. The result is a view of the political myth as the political expression of the rejection of politics? That is, an expression of nostalgia for a harmonious society.
Keywords: political myth, political discourse, mobilization, social cohesion, political communicationEm Torno do Conceito de Mito Político