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Reflections on Cultural Appropriation

Responses to criticisms of appropriation: 1. You are mocking my culture. Some critics argue that cultural appropriation is wrong because it mocks other cultures. However, this can’t be the whole story. A person wearing a sari or kimono because they … Continue reading

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Soft vs. Sharp Culture

There’s been a lot of discussion of ask vs guess vs tell culture. I propose an orthogonal social axis: soft vs sharp culture. In soft culture, people are polite; they don’t make rude jokes about each other or about outsiders. … Continue reading

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