WR121 - Jaeckle: Projecting Gender & Examining Difference

Researching Essay Two

For Essay 2, you should refer to the Find Articles and Find Books tabs along the top of the page to locate sources for your paper.

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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.

Case studies: 

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.

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