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art
even if they lack a word for ____, people everywehre do associate an aesthetic experience with objects and events having certain qualities
Expressive culture
the arts, sometimes called______ ______include the visual arts, literature (written and oral) music and theatre arts. people express themeslves in dance music song etc etc
religion
Non-western art isnt always linked to____
art
dictionary definition: the quality of production, expression, or real of what is beautiful or of more than ordinary significance
aesthetics
involves qualities percieved in works of art....the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty
True
Those who work with non-western art have been critized for ignoring individual artists and for focusing too much on teh social context and collective artist production. T/F
Music
______ often performed in groups, is the most social of the arts
non western
in _______ societies the production and appreciation of art are part of every life
art
___ can stand for tradition, express community sentiment, w/ political goals, used to call attention to social goals, and commemorate and made to last
70,000 ,30,000
Around _____ years ago, some of teh worlds first artists occupied Bomblos Cave in what is now South Africa. In Europe, evidence of art goes back to about _____ years
state
in ______ societies we have come to rely on critics, judges, and experts to tell us what is art
religious sculpture is not always art
The example of the Kalabari wooden sculpture that serves as "house" for spirits makes teh point that
ethnomusicology
______is the study of teh musics of teh world and of music as an aspect of culture
ethnomusicology
_____unites music and anthropology
arts and leisure
today a huge ____ and ____ industry links western and non western art forms in an international network with both aesthetic and commericial dimesions
fine, folk
growing acceptance of the anthropological definition of culture has helped broaden the study of the humanites from ____ art to _____ art and nonwestern arts, and the creative expression of popular culture
folk
____ art of the people, music and lore of ordinary people
expressive culture
the term____ _____ is synonymous with the arts
catharsis
____refers to an intense emotional release
Text
refers to anything that can be read
media
any ______ born message can be analyzed in terms of its nature, inclyding symbolism and its effects
media
people use ______ the validate beliefs, indulge fantasies, seek out messages, make social comparisons, relieve frustrations, chart social courses, and resis unequal power relations
telenovelas
In brazil _____challenges conservative local norms.
michigan
in _____ parents selected media messages that supported and reinforced their own opinions and life choices. Allowed parents to see what others were doing
length of home TV exposure
a useful measure of teh impact of television on values, attitudes and beliefs
the effect of brazilian television on family planning
this seems to be expressive of a TV influencing a shift from traditional toward more liberal social attitudes
media
___often portrays a homogenized upper middle class lifestyle in which social diversity is minimized
social cement
media provides a _____ _____ a basis for sharing as famillies or friends watch favorite programs or attend such events as games and performances together
culture
The common info and knowledge that people get through exposure to the same media illustrate _______ in the anthropological sense
TV, contraception
___ was influencing brazilians to limit family size, family planning opportunities (________) are greater in Brazil now than they used to be
sports media
______ and the _____both reflect and influence culture
football
_____ symbolizes and simplifies certain key aspects of American life and values (hard work and teamwork)
cultural values, social forces, media
_____ _______, ______ ______, and the ______ influence international sports success
symbolizes certain key aspects of american life
why is football so popular?
americans
_______focus on winning but also moral victories personal bests and comeback athletes. Success comes through acheivment
brazilians
______focus too exclusively on winning. If you lose the whole country loses. Success comes through status. Identity rests on being
vectorize, monumentalize, testify, legitimize, dramatize
The 5 ritualistic functions are