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Indigenous Studies

Words taken from class readings

Metaphor(OED) A figure of speech in which a name or descriptive word or phrase is transferred to an object or action different from, but analogous to, that to which it is literally applicable.Understanding 1 thing n terms of another.
Allegory(OED) Description of subject under guise of some other subject of aptly suggestive resemblance.not !=text&&text ==acted Text&&actedText.
Ceremony ritual enactment of specialized perception of cosmic relat.Incantaion/song/rayer/dance/drum. purpose==fusion/union with comm.
Ceremony(OED) An outward rite or observance, religious or held sacred; the performance of some solemn act according to prescribed form; a solemnity.
Idiosyncratic Individual bent of mind, view/feeling/liking/aversion.(person/race/nation)
Myth Prose record of perception of cosmic relationship.
Myth(OED) Traditional story, typically involving supernatural beings/forces, embodies && provides explanation||aetiology||justification for something lyk early history of society||religious belief or ritual ||natural phenomenon.
Harmony(OED) Combination or adaptation of parts, elements, or related things, so as to form a consistent and orderly whole; agreement, accord, congruity.
Balance(OED) To bring to or keep in equilibrium
Mimesis Imitation of another person's words, mannerisms, actions
Trope(OED) A figure of speech which consists in the use of a word or phrase in a sense other than that which is proper to it; also, in casual use, a figure of speech; figurative language
Metonymy(OED) the action of substituting for a word or phrase denoting an object, action, institution, etc., a word or phrase denoting a property or something associated with it
Logic(OED) a type of critical thinking. Used to evaluate valid forms of arguments as well as truth/correctness
Think(OED) With emphasis on the action or process. The most general verb for expressing internal mental activity, excluding the simple perception of external things or passive reception of ideas
Critical(OED) Involving or exercising careful judgement or observation; nice, exact, accurate, precise, punctual
Holism idea that all the properties of a given system cannot be determined or explained by its component parts alone. Instead, the system as a whole determines in an important way how the parts behave.
Respect To take cognizance of; to heed, pay attention to, take notice of. To bear in mind, think of, consider.
Commodification he action of turning something into, or treating something as, a (mere) commodity; commercialization of an activity,
Acculturation The adoption and assimilation of an alien culture
Movement A change of place or position; a progress, change, development.
Latinize To turn into Latin, to write in Latin, to give a Latin form to
Pestilence Fatal epidemic || disease. Affecting ppl || animals. Plague
Value(OED) That amount of some commodity, medium of exchange, etc., which is considered to be an equivalent for something else; a fair or adequate equivalent or return
Thought(OED) The action or process of thinking; mental action or activity in general, esp. that of the intellect; exercise of the mental faculty; formation and arrangement of ideas in the mind.
Motion In physics, motion is a change in position of an object with respect to time.
possess o hold or enjoy (something non-material); to have as an attribute, property, condition, etc.; to be characterized by (a quality, characteristic
Created by: kaizoku707