From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Cultural appropriation is the adoption or appropriation of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. It denotes acculturation or assimilation, but often connotes a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture. It can include the introduction of forms of dress or personal adornment, music and art, religion, language, or social behavior. These elements, once removed from their indigenous cultural contexts, may take on meanings that are significantly divergent from, or merely less nuanced than, those they originally held. Or, they may be stripped of meaning altogether.
- African art's influence on Western art
- Cultural appropriation in western music
- Primitivism in western art
- Recuperation (sociology)
- Cultural diffusion