Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Exchange- What’s the Difference?

Features of cultural appropriation involve cultural “misappropriation,” which refers to the adoption of these cultural elements in a colonial manner.

What makes cultural exchange different from cultural appropriation is power.

Mutual exchange happens on an “even playing field”, whereas appropriation involves pieces of an oppressed culture being taken out of context by a people who have historically oppressed those they are taking from.

In appropriation, nothing goes back to the community that created the cultural idea. There’s no copyright to be enforced.

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Uddeshya Delhi is the newest chapter of the nationwide and youth-run organisation, Uddeshya. Our motto is, 'Empowering Youth, Fueling Change'.

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