WR121 Fisher: Projecting Gender & Examining Difference
Researching Essay Two
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Here are a few articles about cultural appropriation to get you started. Don't forget to ask a librarian if you need help with your research.
Defining the terms:
Is Cultural Appropriation Always Wrong? an essay by Parul Sehgal for The New York Times. Sehgal is an editor for the newspaper.
What does 'Cultural Appropriation' Actually Mean? a transcript of a debate between Atlantic writer Conor Freidersdorf and Cato Institute scholar Jonathan Blanks. **Note that the Cato Institute is a conservative/libertarian think tank, and that The Atlantic is a left-of-center magazine.
The social context for cultural appropriation:
Cultural Appropriation: When "Borrowing" Becomes Exploitation by Olufunmilayo Arewa for The Huffington Post. Arewa is a law professor at the University of California Irvine.
Love Hate and Culture Wars also by Olufunmilayo Arewa for Phi Kappa Phi Forum, a scholarly journal focused on higher education.
Belvedere's 'Goes Down Smoothly' Ad Goes Over Badly by Eric Randall, a journalist, published in The Atlantic.
Ohio University's "We're a Culture, Not a Costume" poster campaign was designed to call out cultural appropriation in Halloween costumes.