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    • Cultural appropriation

    • Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of the elements of one culture by members of another culture. Cultural appropriation may be perceived as controversial or harmful, notably when the cultural property of a minority group is used by members of the dominant culture without the consent of the members of the ori ... Read »


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    • Appropriation (music)

    • In music, appropriation is the use of borrowed elements (aspects or techniques) in the creation of a new piece, and is an example of cultural appropriation. Appropriation may be thought of as one of the placement of elements in new context, as for Gino Stefani who "makes appropriation the chief criterion for his 'popu ... Read »


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    • Blackface

    • Blackface is a form of theatrical makeup used predominantly by non-black performers to represent a black person. The practice gained popularity during the 19th century and contributed to the spread of racial stereotypes such as the "happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation" or the "dandified coon". In 1848, blackface min ... Read »


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    • California Indian Song

    • The California Indian Song was a school fight song of the University of California, Berkeley, written by Harold Bingham in 1907 celebrating the rivalry between the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal. At that time, the mascot of Stanford University was the Stanford Indian, but the mascot was abandoned in ... Read »


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    • Castro clone

    • Castro clone is LGBT slang for a homosexual man who appeared in dress and style as an idealized working-class man. The term and image grew out of the heavily gay-populated Castro neighborhood in San Francisco during the late 1970s, when the modern LGBT rights movement, sparked by the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York Ci ... Read »


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    • Classical reception studies

    • Classical reception studies is the study of how the Classical world, especially Ancient Greek literature and Latin literature, have been received since antiquity. Influenced by reception theory, it departs from the Classical tradition in various ways. Lorna Hardwick and Christopher Stray assert that Classical rece ... Read »


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    • Classical tradition

    • The Western classical tradition is the reception of classical Greco-Roman antiquity by later cultures, especially the post-classical West, involving texts, imagery, objects, ideas, institutions, monuments, architecture, cultural artifacts, rituals, practices, and sayings.Philosophy, political thought, and mythology are ... Read »


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    • Coon Chicken Inn

    • Coon Chicken Inn was an American chain of four restaurants founded by Maxon Lester Graham and Adelaide Burt in 1925, which prospered until the late 1950s. The restaurant's name uses an ethnic slur, and the trademarks and entrances of the restaurants were designed to look like a smiling blackface caricature of an Africa ... Read »


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    • Customization (anthropology)

    • Customization is the process in which an individual or a group appropriates a product or practice of another culture and makes it their own. In the introduction to their book The Anthropology of Globalization: a Reader, Inda and Rosaldo examine the dynamics of cultural customization in the face of globalization. Th ... Read »


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    • Domestication theory

    • Domestication theory is an approach in science and technology studies and media studies that describes the processes by which innovations, especially new technology is 'tamed' or appropriated by its users. First, technologies are integrated into everyday life and adapted to daily practices. Secondly, the user and its e ... Read »


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    • Examples of yellowface

    • In Hollywood, many times, Asian characters have been portrayed predominantly by white actors, often changing their looks with makeup in order to approximate East Asian facial characteristics, a practice known as yellowface. Media portrayals of East Asians in the American media's history have predominantly reflected a d ... Read »


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    • Cultural appropriation in the fashion industry

    • Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of the elements of one culture by members of another culture. Cultural appropriation may be perceived as controversial or harmful, notably when the cultural property of a minority group is used by members of the dominant culture without the consent of the members of the ori ... Read »


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    • Global village (term)

    • "Global village" is a term closely associated with Canadian-born Marshall McLuhan, popularized in his books The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1962) and Understanding Media (1964). McLuhan described how the globe has been contracted into a village by electric technology and the instantaneous movement ... Read »


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    • Hipster racism

    • Hipster racism, is engaging in behaviors traditionally regarded as racist and defending them as being performed ironically or satirically. This includes wearing blackface and other performances of stereotyped African Americans, use of the word "nigger" and appropriating cultural dress. Van Kerckhove used the term hips ... Read »


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    • Hollywood Indian

    • The Hollywood Indian is a fictitious , a stereotype and misrepresentation of Native Americans used in movies, especially in the Western genre. The image of the Hollywood Indian reflects neither contemporary nor historical Native American realities; instead, it is based in the views and desires of non-Native producers, ... Read »


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    • Imaging Blackness

    • Imaging Blackness is the complex concept of expressing, recognizing, or assigning specific sets of ideas or values used in the depiction of African Americans. This depiction can be shown through various forms of media: film, television, literature. More specifically in film, the portrayal of African Americans have been ... Read »


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    • Jihad Cool

    • Jihad Cool is term used by American security experts concerning the re-branding of militant jihadism into something fashionable, or "cool", to younger people through social media, magazines, rap videos, clothing, toys, propaganda videos, and other means. It is a sub-culture mainly applied to individuals in developed na ... Read »


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    • Koshare Indian Museum and Dancers

    • Koshare Indian Museum

      The Koshare Indian Museum is a registered site of the Colorado Historical Society in La Junta, Colorado. The building, located on the Otero Junior College campus, is a tri-level museum with an attached kiva that is built with the largest self-supporting log roof in the world. The building was built in 1949. The museum ... Read »


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    • List of sports team names and mascots derived from indigenous peoples

    • While the history of colonization and marginalization is not unique to the Americas, the practice of deriving sports team names, imagery, and mascots from indigenous peoples of North America is a significant phenomena in the United States and Canada. The rise of indigenous rights movements in these counties has also le ... Read »


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    • List of Washington Redskins name change advocates

    • The Washington Redskins name controversy involves the name and logo of the National Football League (NFL) franchise located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Native American individuals, tribes and organizations have been questioning the use of the name and image for decades. Over 115 professional organization ... Read »


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    • Metrosexual

    • Metrosexual is a portmanteau of and heterosexual, coined in 1994 describing a man (especially one living in an urban, post-industrial, capitalist culture) who is especially meticulous about his grooming and appearance, typically spending a significant amount of time and money on shopping as part of this. The neologism ... Read »


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    • Modern primitive

    • Modern primitives or urban primitives are people in developed and culturally altered post-colonial nations who engage in body modification rituals and practices while making reference or homage to the rite of passage practices in "primitive cultures". These practices may include body piercing, tattooing, play piercing, ... Read »


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    • Native American hobbyism in Germany

    • Native American hobbyism in Germany, also called Indian Hobbyism, or Indianism, is the performance and attempt at historical reenactment of what some Germans believe is the American Indian culture of the early contact period, rather than the way contemporary Indigenous peoples of the Americas live. The cultures imitate ... Read »


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    • Native American mascot controversy

    • The use of terms and images referring to Native Americans/First Nations as the name or mascot for a sports team is a topic of public controversy in the United States and Canada, arising as part of the indigenous civil rights movements. Since the 1960s, there have been a number of protests and other actions by Native Am ... Read »


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    • Native American mascot laws and regulations

    • The use of terms and images referring to Native Americans/First Nations as the name or mascot for a sports team is a topic of public controversy in the United States and in Canada, arising as part of the Native American/First Nations civil rights movements. Since the 1960s, there have been a number of protests and othe ... Read »


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    • NCAA Native American mascot decision

    • In 2005 the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) distributed a "self evaluation" to it member institutions for teams to examine the use of potentially offensive imagery with their mascot choice. This examination was done in accordance with NCAA policy that requires each member institution to maintain an "atm ... Read »


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    • The Nightingale casting controversy

    • In 2012, the La Jolla Playhouse generated nationwide controversy for the casting of a musical adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen story "The Nightingale," set in ancient China. The play was part of the La Jolla Playhouse's "Page to Stage" program, a workshop series in which unfinished new works are tested and alter ... Read »


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    • Non-NFL Redskins sports teams

    • Non-NFL teams with the name Redskins, mostly High Schools, have received attention due to the media coverage of the Washington Redskins name controversy, in particular three which have a majority of Native American students. Advocates for the name conclude that because some Native Americans use the name to refer to the ... Read »


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    • Plastic Brit

    • Plastic Brit, or Plastic Briton, is a pejorative term used to describe athletes who choose to represent Great Britain in international sport despite having personal connections to another country. Some media critics believe it undermines the purpose of international sport for the purpose of medals. The term came into p ... Read »


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    • Plastic Paddy

    • Plastic Paddy is a sometimes pejorative term for members of the Irish diaspora who misappropriate stereotypical aspects of Irish customs and identity. Sometimes the adopted imagery is not only inaccurate, but seen as offensive by members of Irish cultures. The term has also been applied to those with no ancestral conne ... Read »


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    • Plastic shaman

    • Plastic shaman, or plastic medicine people, is a pejorative colloquialism applied to individuals who are attempting to pass themselves off as shamans, holy people, or other traditional spiritual leaders, but who have no genuine connection to the traditions or cultures they claim to represent. In some cases, the "plasti ... Read »


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    • Playing Indian

    • Playing Indian

      Playing Indian is a 1998 book by Philip J. Deloria. In it, Deloria discusses the way in which white American men have adopted Indian traditions, images, and clothing, citing examples like the Boston Tea Party, the Improved Order of Red Men, Tammany Hall, Scouting, hippies, and New Agers. Referring to D. H. Lawrence's S ... Read »


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    • Pornographication

    • Pornographication, sometimes referred to as raunch culture, denotes the intrusion of the style and contents of the sex industry into mainstream culture (music, television, Hollywood movies) and the sexualisation of Western culture. Pornographication, particularly sexualising the images of women, is said to demonstrate ... Read »


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    • Portrayal of East Asians in Hollywood

    • Yellowface is a form of theatrical makeup used by white performers to represent an East Asian person. It is similar to the practice of blackface used to represent black performers. Yellow face has been historically prevalent throughout Hollywood films, and continues to be used in the present day. In the 21st century al ... Read »


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    • Portrayal of Native Americans in film

    • The portrayal of Native Americans in film has been fed by stereotypes, which has raised allegations of racism. Traditionally, the Native American archetype has been that of a violent, uncivilized villain, juxtaposed next to the archetypal hero: the virtuous, white Anglo-Saxon settler. However, a growing number of pictu ... Read »


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    • Racebending

    • Racebending is a term used to describe a process where a character's perceived race or ethnicity is changed in a narrative by an adapter as it is created in a new media form. The term was coined by one of the founders of the website Racebending.com, which was created to protest the casting of white actors in the 2010 f ... Read »


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    • Racial fetishism

    • Racial fetishism involves fetishizing a person or culture belonging to a race or ethnic group that is not one's own—therefore it involves racial/ethnic stereotyping and objectifying those bodies who are stereotyped, and at times their cultural practices. This can include having strong racial preferences in dating, ... Read »


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    • The Rebel Sell

    • The Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can't be Jammed

      The Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can't be Jammed (released in the United States as Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture) is a non-fiction book written by Canadian authors Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter in 2004. The thesis of the book is that counter-cultural movements have failed to effect any pr ... Read »


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    • Redface

    • Redface is the term being used by some to describe the wearing of feathers, warpaint, etc. by non-natives which propagate American Indian stereotypes, analogous to the wearing of Blackface. In the early twentieth century, it was often Jewish performers, coping with their own limited access to mainstream society, who ad ... Read »


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    • Representation of African Americans in media

    • The representation of African Americans in media has been a major concern in mainstream American culture, and is a component of media bias in the United States. Representation, in itself, refers to the construction in any medium of aspects of "reality" such as people, places, objects, events, cultural identities and ot ... Read »


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    • Shoneenism

    • Shoneenism is a term used in Ireland to describe an ostensible Irishman who is viewed as adhering to Anglophile snobbery. One suggested etymology is seoinín, "Little John", referring to John Bull. The term is always uncomplimentary; the diminutive ending ‘een’ (Gaelic ín), when used in this manner has a ... Read »


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    • Space Hijackers

    • The Space Hijackers is a group originating in the United Kingdom that defines itself as "an international band of anarchitects who battle to save our streets, towns and cities from the evils of urban planners, architects, multinationals and other hoodlums". Time Out magazine has described the group as "an inventive and ... Read »


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    • Washington Redskins name controversy

    • The Washington Redskins name controversy involves the name and logo of the National Football League (NFL) franchise located in the Washington metropolitan area. Native American individuals, tribes and organizations have been questioning the use of the name and image for decades. According to the American Psychological ... Read »


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    • Washington Redskins name opinion polls

    • Controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins has led to the use of public opinion polling to establish whether the term "redskin" is insulting to Native Americans, and whether it should be changed. Poll results have been criticized by scholars and Native American leaders as being erroneous, misleading, and indi ... Read »


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    • Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation

    • The Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation (OAF) is a nonprofit organization started by Daniel Snyder, controlling owner of the Washington Redskins American football team. It was formed under a climate of controversy around the name of the team, which some consider offensive. According to a letter from Snyde ... Read »


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    • Western influences in modern Japanese music

    • Due to the effects of westernization, western music has influenced many musical cultures around the world. Japan's unique music styles were impacted by this phenomenon prior to the Second World War. Japan's traditional melodic and instrumental music is now less popular than the emergent genres, such as J-Rock and J-Pop ... Read »


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    • Whitewashing in film

    • Whitewashing is a casting practice in the film industry of the United States in which white actors are cast in historically non-white character roles. The film industry has a history of frequently casting white actors for roles involving people of color, including African Americans and Native Americans. The practice st ... Read »


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    • Wigger

    • Wigger, or wigga, is a slang term for a white person who emulates the perceived mannerisms, language, and fashions associated with African-American culture, particularly hip hop. The term is a portmanteau of white and nigger. The term "nigger" has often been used disparagingly, and since the mid-20th century, particula ... Read »


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    • B. Wongar

    • B. Wongar (born 1932 as Sreten Božić) is an Australian and a Serbian writer and anthropologist. For the most of his literary career the concern of his writing has been, almost exclusively, the condition of Aborigines in Australia. Božić grew up in the village of Gornja TreÅ¡njevica, near Aranđelov ... Read »


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    • Yoga piracy

    • Yoga piracy refers to the practice of claiming copyrights on yoga postures and techniques found in ancient treatises indigenous to India. The ongoing debate centers on those who profit by creating legally proprietary systems of yoga in countries other than India using information generally felt by Indians to be within ... Read »


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