Cultural Appropriation And Heritage Appropriation Essay

1404 Words Jul 14th, 2015 null Page
After, I read a few articles about cultural appropriation it makes me like I really do not have a little bit knowledge of this issue at all. Every author defined cultural appropriation differently from each other. From the first article I read, the information will give a brief definition of cultural appropriation. Nittle stated cultural appropriation typically involves members of a dominant group exploiting the culture of less privileged groups often with little understanding of the latter’s history, experience and traditional. Furthermore, she also said the Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law, defined cultural appropriation as follows: In the United States, cultural appropriation almost always involves members of the dominant culture (or those who identify with it) "borrowing" from the cultures of minority groups. African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans and indigenous peoples generally tend to emerge as the group targeted for cultural appropriation. Black music and dance, Native American fashions, decorations and cultural symbols and Asian martial arts and dress have all fallen prey to cultural appropriation. In addition, when member of a dominant group appropriate the cultures of others, they often reinforce stereotypes about minority groups. Thus, cultural appropriation always involves members of the dominant culture, and it characterized by the appropriation and authenticity in American law.

Another definition was defined by Einspruch (2015)…

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