Cultural Appreciation or Cultural Appropriation?


Cultural appropriation has made headlines in recent years as icons of pop culture have adopted aspects of traditional cultures of various ethnic and national groups for their performances and publicity. Based on her work as an art historian and art history instructor, Melanie King provides an introduction to the complex issue of cultural appreciation vs. cultural appropriation, offering contemporary cases and considering the issues as they relate to teaching about culture generally, and Japanese and other cultures, specifically.

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