This holiday season, Americans aren’t the only ones celebrating Thanksgiving. This holiday – and it’s notorious shopping frenzy – is traveling to other nations, too.
From Sanaa Hamid: “This body of work is an exploration of the extent of cultural appropriation and encourages a discussion about it. I give the appropriator and the appropriated the opportunity to defend themselves and create a dialogue between them, while maintaining a neutral stance myself. I am not attacking those who appropriate, merely educating and creating awareness. Neutrality is key in this series, as i remove myself from my political and social status and opinions, stripping the problem to the most basic issue; taking an item that means a great deal to somebody and corrupting it.”
- Nike Get Your Dirty Hands Off My Culture! Nike and the Cultural Appropriation of Pasifika Design (tuliathompson.wordpress.com)
- 8 Fascinating Opinions On Cultural Appropriation (thoughtcatalog.com)
- Cultural Appropriation and Commodification (geetuvailoor.wordpress.com)