M4GHD glossary

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  • Ethnomusicology
  • Applied ethnomusicology
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Phonemic vs. phonetic
  • Emic vs. etic: Emic refers to looking at a culture from within, the "insider view", and to elements which are significant within the culture. Etic refers to an "outsider's view", which may attempt an objective perspective, and identify cultural elements which are different even though they are not significant within the culture. -DR
  • Reflexivity: Examining one's own viewpoint and biases. -DR
  • Participatory action research
  • Participant observation
  • Field notes
  • Source vs. reference
  • Culture vs. identity
  • Internationalism vs. globalism
  • Social Integration: from assimilation - to connection - to independence
  • Politics of identity and cultural ownership (how do majorities differ from minorities?)
  • Cultural Appropriation (who owns culture, who gets to use it?)
  • Normativity: core identity to which newcomers must relate? (but: how?)
  • Essentialism
  • Historicism
  • Ethnography
  • Relativism
  • Dominant/subordinate cultural categories
  • Objectification/dehumanization
  • Global citizenship
  • System/lifeworld and "colonization of the lifeworld"
  • I-Thou relationships
  • Instrumental treatment of others (i.e. as a means to an end rather than an end in themselves)
  • Organology: Study and classification of musical instruments. -DR
  • Frame Drum: Drum with a shallower frame than the diameter of the skin/head. -DR