Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation

by M. M. Eboch


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A white celebrity boasts dreadlocks in an Instagram post. Fashion models strut down a runway wearing Native American headdresses. A fraternity brother dons blackface as part of his Halloween costume. What do these things have in common? They are acts of cultural appropriation, the oftentimes innocent but nonetheless offensive practice of emulating the culture of a people with less power and privilege. When does appreciation cross the line to become appropriation? The viewpoints in this volume address what constitutes cultural appropriation, how it hurts those it seeks to celebrate, and how to be inspired by a culture without insulting it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534505674
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2019
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 998,142
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 Cultural Exchange, Cultural Appropriation, and Privilege

1 What Is Cultural Appropriation? Neil Van Leeuwen 12

2 We All Should Be Aware of the Ways in Which We Are Privileged Ruth De Souza 17

3 People of Color Can Culturally Appropriate Too Fatimah Asghar 24

4 Cultural Exchange Is Fine, but Cultural Appropriation Is Not Jarune Uwujaren 30

5 A Win for Free Speech Is Not a Win for Society Enrico Bonadio 37

Chapter 2 Are There Advantages to Cultural Appropriation?

1 Cultural Appropriation? Get Over It Michelle Malkin 43

2 Cultural Exchange Done Right José Picardo 48

3 The Censorship Imposed by Accusations of Cultural Appropriation Will Kill Art Mary Wakefield 52

4 Fitting In Is Merely Survival Rachel Kuo 57

5 Cultural Appropriation Is Love T. J. Brown 66

Chapter 3 Who Is Harmed by Cultural Appropriation and How?

1 Racist Stereotypes Cause More Racism Justin Angle 71

2 Understand History to Do Better in the Future Olufunmilayo Arewa 76

3 Fashion Trends Can Show a Disrespect for Culture Fatima Farha 82

4 Cultural Sharing Isn't Something to Be Discouraged Liz Wolfe 87

5 Yoga Has Been Appropriated in the West Maisha Z. Johnson nisha ahuja 92

Facts About Cultural Appropriation 105

Organizations to Contact 108

For Further Reading 111

Index 116

Picture Credits 120

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