Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
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19-11-2016, 09:26 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
(19-11-2016 03:24 PM)Gilgamesh Wrote:  Culture is not a tangible thing, therefore it's impossible to appropriate it.

OR, it's in the nature of culture to be appropriated.

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20-11-2016, 02:38 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
(19-11-2016 09:26 PM)tomilay Wrote:  
(19-11-2016 03:24 PM)Gilgamesh Wrote:  Culture is not a tangible thing, therefore it's impossible to appropriate it.

OR, it's in the nature of culture to be appropriated.

I like that.

(19-11-2016 05:52 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  The real question is, is my being a metal head cultural appropriation? Consider

Yes. I mean you can't even grow metal-head hair. wtf.
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20-11-2016, 02:47 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
(20-11-2016 02:38 PM)Gilgamesh Wrote:  Yes. I mean you can't even grow metal-head hair. wtf.

I did actually. Dreads work well

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20-11-2016, 03:06 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
As most, if not all have affirmed, "cultural appropriation" is not bad. Why would adopting elements from another persons culture not be considered a compliment? If it were a bad thing, all you white folks who like soul music or sushi deserve to be in the gulag.

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20-11-2016, 03:54 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
(20-11-2016 03:06 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  As most, if not all have affirmed, "cultural appropriation" is not bad. Why would adopting elements from another persons culture not be considered a compliment? If it were a bad thing, all you white folks who like soul music or sushi deserve to be in the gulag.

'Cause ya whiteTongue

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20-11-2016, 04:03 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
(20-11-2016 03:54 PM)Metazoa Zeke Wrote:  
(20-11-2016 03:06 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  As most, if not all have affirmed, "cultural appropriation" is not bad. Why would adopting elements from another persons culture not be considered a compliment? If it were a bad thing, all you white folks who like soul music or sushi deserve to be in the gulag.

'Cause ya whiteTongue

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20-11-2016, 08:08 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
I think that cultural appropriation is a very good thing. It can help people learn to understand other cultures, and therefore be more tolerant of them and not xenophobic. This world is becoming more and more connected, so that's important.
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20-11-2016, 08:37 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
I'm a white jazz and blues guitarist who speaks Spanish as a second language, and eats foods from around the world ... but I don't pretend to be what I'm not.

In line with that, I don't see Halloween costumes etc as cultural appropriation. And even if someone from culture did act as if he were of another culture -- say, my Western culture -- it does me no harm.

So if cultural appropriation is a thing (and I'm unsure that it is beyond the purposes of this discussion), who cares?
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20-11-2016, 09:02 PM
RE: Cultural appropriation and its place in the identity politics discussion?
I think cultural appropriation is a good thing because tomahawks.

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