UFO Crash at Roswell: Genesis of a Modern Myth

By Saler Benson
UFO Crash at Roswell: Genesis of a Modern Myth

Looked at the Roswell incident through the eyes of anthropologists and how it is symbolizes a modern-day myth.

UFO Crash at Roswell: Genesis of a Modern Myth, written by anthropologists Benson Saler and Charles A. Ziegler, was published in 2010. Instead of focusing on the cause of the crash, the authors reflect on how the event aligns itself with modern myths. Like mythology, the Roswell incident has been retold over and over again and has many reflections of modern society, such as fears about technology, government, and media.

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