Dados vol. 41 n. 3 Rio de Janeiro 1998

Em Torno do Conceito de Mito Político

Miguel, Luis Felipe


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.

Palavras-chave: political myth; political discourse; mobilization; social cohesion; political communication.

DOI: 10.1590/S0011-52581998000300005

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