Cultural appropriation: often framed as cultural misappropriation, is a concept in sociology dealing with the adoption of the elements of a minority culture by members of the dominant culture. It is distinguished from equal cultural exchange due to the presence of a colonial element and imbalance of power. Cultural (mis)appropriation is often portrayed as harmful in contemporary cultures, and is claimed to be a violation of the collective intellectual property rights of the originating, minority cultures, notably Indigenous cultures and those living under colonial rule. Often unavoidable when multiple cultures come together, cultural exchange, as well as misappropriation, can include using other cultures’ cultural and religious traditions, fashion, symbols, language, and songs.
Hosted by Jeni Mc and White Boi
Produced by Robert Mehling
Referenced Irish Language Lab Video
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Perlocution, Jeni Mc, White Boi, Robert Mehling, Irish, Food, Culture, Stereotypes, Language, Religion, Slavery, Genealogy, Written Records, Oral History, Hip Hop, Cultural Literacy, Christianity, Irish Catholic, Left Handed