teaching appropriation

As cultural appropriation definitely is my favourite paradigm I will teach a course on it during the upcoming winter term. Here’s the abstract:  With sociocultural anthropology opening itself up to modernity and the global, the paradigm of cultural appropriation of worldwide diffusing goods achieved a prominent place. This model for further discussion emerged from observing local rededications of artefacts completely unanticipated by the creators of the artefacts in question. Therefore cultural appropriation is a counterdraft to interpretations of globalisation as either culturally leveling or as abetting cultural fundamentalism. The perspective of the concept of appropriation furthers the understanding of global … Continue reading