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    The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation by James Young, is a detailed exposé of cultural appropriation through research and real life accounts all ranging from things like religion, to archaeological studies and everything in between. This book seemed fitting to my topic as it takes cultural appropriation one step farther, and discusses the ethics behind it from a number of different viewpoints. Each chapter in the book is a separate idea than the last, being discussed in detail, edited numerous times, and then finally added in the book. One of the more interesting chapters, titled “Genetic Research And Culture: Where does the offense lie?”, writes about the issue of using genetic material in research and how that may be considered cultural appropriation…

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    The Boundaries of Appreciation and Appropriation Have you ever had something that was yours taken? It is not a pleasurable feeling and its negative impact is increasingly more severe when something that has belonged to you and your culture has been seized. At some point in every African American child’s life they are immersed in hip-hop culture. I was practically raised off Run-D.M.C., Missy Elliott, and DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. When “Rock the House” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh…

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    The New Sun conference was interesting to me for a variety of reason, the most important of which was that it humanised issues that in my personal experience I have only heard in passing. It gave these issues of cultural appropriation and identity struggle a human face. It is so easy in this world to ignore harsh truths that do not directly affect your own experience, but this conference shone a light on those truths. Alethea Arnquq-Baril’s presentation her passion for storytelling through film…

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    from dreads to cornrows to the language and even to the dances and it should not be misused. Reflecting on the meaning hip-hop holds for my family and how people can so easily take and misconstrue it made me curious to the extents of cultural appreciation and appropriation, and how they are displayed differently. When does a person stop appreciating the culture and begin to appropriate it and how is that defined? These questions and interest in cultural appropriation are more relevant than ever…

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    Simply, Locke’s theory of property can be read in many, wildly varying ways, as it is not meant to be a strong claim for a specific view of economics. Because of this, it makes the perfect candidate for his goal: it is open enough to convince people with different beliefs, while being rooted in the same premises he relies on for the rest of his treatise. The chapter’s conclusions are not meant to be off-putting: if the reader accepts his previous chapter’s assumptions, his chapter concerning…

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    Cariou Appropriation

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    Appropriation according to dictionary.com is, “the act of setting apart of taking for one’s own use”. I think that what Richard was doing with screen shots of Instagram images was stealing. For one, appropriation is for ones own use. And I think that once you start making money off of it then it’s stealing. I think that appropriation is an interesting view or gain inspiration to create something more with other art. It becomes complicated when people start making money off your work. When…

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    Cultural Appropriation

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    Appreciation or Appropriation? Have you ever stopped to think about Halloween costumes? Dressing up as a Latino or a Native American is considered normal in our society. However, these cultures aren’t meant to be costumes. They present a way for people to identify and express themselves while belonging to a community of people who share similar beliefs. This is cultural appropriation; the adoption or use of elements of a culture by a person of another cultural background. Although many…

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    Water Appropriation

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    The appropriation rights at the time had four essential elements namely: priority, the benefit of using water, diversion, and intent. Regarding this, the first individual to utilize the given quantity of water from its sources on operations that are deemed beneficial possessed the right of continued usage while others utilized the remaining portions. This fact rendered the doctrine of having the priority element. The person using the water could not make changes on the intention of water…

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    is uplifted and shared. We constantly see white people wearing dreads, braids, dashikis, and other cultural pieces as a “trend”, the irony of this is black women and men who wear dreads, braids, and dashikis are labeled unprofessional, dirty and unkept. The cultural appropriation white people adopt African culture as their own. Cultural appropriation causes a lot of problems not for the person who appropriated the culture but the person who is being mocked. Cultural appropriation the act of…

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    Gay Appropriation

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    Reception has been around for a long time, yet just as of late has the topic of gay appropriation risen. There are numerous vagrants on the planet, yet insufficient families or guardians to take them in. There aren't that numerous families who can and will receive youngsters, whether this is on account of they can't bolster them, they have offspring of their own, or they simply don't need kids. The final product is still an excess of stranded youngsters needing a cherishing family. There is an…

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