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cult Anthro ch 14

cult anthro: the human challenge ch 14

The creative use of the human imagination to aesthetically interpret, express, and engage life, modifying experienced reality in the process. art
A long dramatic narrative recounting the celebrated deeds of a historic or legendary hero—often sung or recited in poetic language epic
The study of a society’s music in terms of its cultural setting. ethnomusicology
A term coined by 19th-century scholars studying the unwritten stories and other artistic traditions of rural peoples to distinguish between “folk art” and the “fine art” of the literate elite. folklore
Culturally specific people, animals, and monsters seen in the deepest stage of trance. iconic images
A story about a memorable event or figure handed down by tradition and told as true but without historical evidence. legend
A story situation in a tale. motif
A sacred narrative that explains the fundamentals of human existence— where we and everything in our world came from, why we are here, and where we are going. myth
A creative narrative that is recognized as fiction for entertainment but may also draw a moral or teach a practical lesson. tale
In music, scale systems and their modifications. tonality
Created by: kimharris