26 Virtual Field Trip: Cultural Appropriation

Virtual Field Trip: Cultural Appropriation

People and cultures have always exchanged and borrowed ideas from each other to create new forms of art and symbolic expression. Whether intentionally or not, most if not all human creations reflect varied sources of inspiration.

Why, then, are some products negatively labeled “cultural appropriation” or their creators accused of disrespecting the very cultures they found inspiring? And why do products inspired from Indigenous cultural heritage seem to spark particularly strong reactions and pushback? (Think Before You Appropriate)

Your Field Guide

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Use the suggested websites below to get a broad view of your desitnation, or select another scholarly resource to get started:

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Choose one of these two topics.

Use the suggested links below to explore your topic more deeply or select your own scholarly resources:


  • Website: Inspired Natives: Not Native Inspired, Eighth Generation: Through the Inspired Natives Project, Eighth Generation creates opportunities for cultural artists who, like Louie a short 8 years ago, struggle to meet demand for their handmade cultural art.





Article: When white actors play other races, BBC Culture


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