What is Cultural Appropriation? Academic definition

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Academic definition of cultural appropriation, what is culture and what heritage, the main elements that determine if that’s appropriation.

Colonialism, Power inequality, Consumer Capitalism, and damaging or harming the cultural group are essential elements underpinning this concept.

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Aldred, L. (2000) ‘Plastic Shamans and Astroturf Sun Dances: New Age Commercialization of Native American Spirituality’, American Indian Quarterly, 24(3), pp. 329–352.

Coutts-Smith, K. (2002) ‘Cultural Colonialism’, Third Text, 16(1), pp. 1–14.

Cultural Appropriation in Neopagan and New Age Religions: A Conversation with Sabina Magliocco (2021). Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDJUTUAJvsE (Accessed: 19 August 2022).

Magliocco, S. (2009) Reclamation, appropriation and the ecstatic imagination in modern pagan ritual. Brill, pp. 223–240.

Owen, S. (2011) The Appropriation of Native American Spirituality. London, New York: Bloomsbury Academic. https://amzn.to/3KsoLAA

Scafidi, S. (2005) Who Owns Culture?: Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law. Rutgers University Press. https://amzn.to/3AyYUCS

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Published on August 21, 2022