Quote from: Valor on May 04, 2018, 03:09:37 PMShe is exactly who I don't see as doing something wrong. People identify with symbols and icons and to a large extent define their own beliefs regarding those icons. If cultural icons/symbols aren't meant to be shared then WTF are they meant for? Rastas wear dreads for their own reasons. White blonde kids do for their own reasons too and some of those reasons may be that they identify with the (capitalist) distribution of icons of rastas. That's kind of the point. People started wearing hair like the Beatles too. Denigrating a person's spiritual or intentity relationship with an icon because it isn't authentic enough seems awfully paternalistic to me.
I see nothing but a bunch of amateurs here.Link and bow down to the queen of extreme cultural appropriation
Hey meep, help me understand then since you seem to.
the concept is often misunderstood by the general public, and that charges of "cultural appropriation" are at times misapplied to situations that don't accurately fit,[.....]something which is usually done out of admiration of the cultures being imitated, with no intent to harm them
There are three majors ideas I see brought up when talking about appropriation: stealing for insult, failure to credit, and profaning the sacred. The original twitter thread on this seemed to try to talk about the third, with a long discussion on the history of the qipao/cheongsam, but people seemed to take it as the first.borealis's examples seemed to focus on the third - FN ceremonial dress and Navy medals would both qualify.Meep's examples seem to focus on the first two - the bowing would probably count as insult, LeGon as failure to credit, the costumes as insult, etc.
I am using "sacred" here in a very general sense (although the specific sense still applies - see FN dress) - there are plenty of sacred things even among skeptics.
but those are all specific and clear. I keep getting the sense there's a broader idea here that any time members of the dominant culture use something from another culture, without permission or something, it's wrong by default. do I have that right?