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Ethnomusicological Analysis.

Similarly, Piaget’s approach
to childhood development seems to assume that
reality is accurately described in English language’s use of
gendered pronouns (“he” or “she”) for persons, in contrast
to a wider range of inanimate objects (“it”). In this theory,
children “naturally” project life onto inanimate objects
until they reach a more advanced stage of development.
Reference to European languages in which personal
pronouns are applied to what native speakers of those
languages also consider inanimate (e.g., chairs) may not
necessarily falsify these notions, especially because the
concomitant imputation of gender is neither considered
nor meaningful. In these and similar ways, animism is
problematic in European-rooted worldviews and discourse. It simultaneously insists on the veracity of Western
notions about personhood and materiality,