Monthly Archives: August 2014

“People shirk “ethnic” clothes in corporate culture, but wear bastardized versions of them on Halloween. There is no exchange, understanding, or respect in such cases – only taking.”

The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation September 30, 2013 by Jarune Uwujaren I loved this article because it balanced out the argument between cultural theft and cultural appreciation. There is a thin line between celebrating culture and just … Continue reading

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‘Cultural theft’

Written by Udoka Okafor 12/04/2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/udoka-okafor/cultural-appropriation_b_4363916.html This article, in contrast to a previous one which highlighted the embellishment of wearing items from another culture as celebration, highlights that these acts are cultural theft. It highlights the importance and the personal … Continue reading

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What is Cultural Appropriation

This article, and this website in general consists of a hub of interesting articles which address the issue of cultural appropriation. I will soon upload an article which summaries the meaning of cultural appropriation, but in the meantime, this article … Continue reading

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‘We’re a costume not a culture’

http://www.ohio.edu/orgs/stars/Poster_Campaign.html Uploaded 2012 I came across this campaign which highlights the stigma attached to cultures. The mockery made out of cultures, although to some it may seem funny, these stigmas hold deep meanings and highlight the ignorance we have against … Continue reading

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Challenging article

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anjali-joshi/why-a-bindi-is-not-an-exa_b_5150693.html Written by Anjali Joshi 15/04/2014 This article challenges the view that non south-Asians or non-Hindus wearing the bindi is not an example of cultural appropriation. The author’s view is that because many South-Asians do not know the reason for … Continue reading

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Beyond Bindis

http://www.decolonizingyoga.com/beyond-bindis-why-cultural-appropriation-matters/ (Written by Jaya Beddi 10 May 2013) This article inspired me to upload the ‘There’s no costume in culture’ post, and this specific paragraph highly interested me. The article perfectly summed up how I feel about this topic.

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“Food for thought”

https://twitter.com/WileyUpdates/status/505290266811846656 (29th August 2014) I saw this tweet by Wiley and it interested me because often, not learning about your own culture, leads to being ignorant towards others.

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