Appropriation and Marginalized Communities: A Synthesis and Interpretation of Existing Research

Authors

  • Siyao Hong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.62051/ijsspa.v3n2.61

Keywords:

Cultural Appropriation, Fashion Industry, Post-colonial Theory, Critical Race Theory, Cultural Commodification

Abstract

In exploring the interplay between fashion and cultural identity, this study scrutinizes the recurring issue of cultural appropriation within the fashion industry. The research foregrounds the industry's tendency to commodify cultural symbols without consent or compensation, a practice rooted in power imbalances and historical colonialism. It synthesizes current findings on such appropriations' ethical and economic implications, revealing a consistent disregard for original cultural expressions' intrinsic value and significance. Central to the findings is the call for a conscientious reformation of fashion's cultural engagements, emphasizing reciprocity and respect. This work underscores the urgent need to address these disparities and honours cultural legacies, advocating for an equitable dialogue between the fashion industry and cultural custodians.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Bai, L. and Weng, S. (2023) ‘New perspective of cultural sustainability: Exploring tourism commodification and cultural layers’, Sustainability, 15(13). Available at:10.3390/su15139880.

Barelli, M. (2012) ‘Free, prior and informed consent in the aftermath of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Developments and challenges ahead’, The International Journal of Human Rights, 16(1), pp. 1–24. Available at:10.1080/13642987.2011.597746.

Bergin, H. (2017) John Galliano: An outstanding contribution to fashion, Culture Trip. Available at: https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/articles/john-galliano-an-outstanding-contribution-to-fashion (Accessed: 29 December 2023).

Bhabha, H.K. (2012) The location of culture. London: Routledge. pp. 303-338.

Bolton, A. and Galliano, J. (2015) John Galliano talks about his special relationship with China, Met Costume Institute China- John Galliano. Available at: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2015/04/85944/john-galliano-china (Accessed: 29 December 2023).

Chaves, A.M. and Bacharach, S. (2021) ‘Hair oppression and appropriation’, The British Journal of Aesthetics, 61(3), pp. 335–352. Available at:10.1093/aesthj/ayab002.

Chumo, L. (2023) ‘Cultural appropriation in the fashion industry: A critical examination of trends and implications’, International Journal of Arts, Recreation and Sports, 1(2), pp. 62–73. Available at:10.47941/ijars.1519.

Coombe, R.J. (1993) ‘The properties of culture and the politics of possessing identity: Native claims in the cultural appropriation controversy’, Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, 6(2), pp. 249–285. Available at:10.10 17/s0841820900001922.

Córdova, V. (2022) The hunt for ‘exotic’ and ‘diverse’ in fashion industry: Cultural appreciation or appropriation? Available at: https://fashionlawjournal.com/the-hunt-for-exotic-and-diverse-in-fashion-industry-cultural-appreciation-or-appropriation/ (Accessed: 28 December 2023).

Craith, M.N. (2007) ‘Cultural heritages: Process, power, commodification’, Cultural Heritages as Reflexive Traditions, pp. 1–18. Available at:10.1057/9780230285941_1.

Crenshaw, K. (2010) Critical race theory: The key writings; that formed the movement. New York, NY: New Press.

CROWN Act 2021 S.888 Available at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th- congress/senate-bill/888 (Accessed: 27 December 2021).

Cruz, A.G., Seo, Y. and Scaraboto, D. (2023) ‘Between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation: Self-authorizing the consumption of cultural difference’, Journal of Consumer Research [Preprint]. Available at:10.1093/jcr/ucad022.

dior.com (2023) FASHION & ACCESSORIES WOMEN’S FASHION. Available at: https://www.dior.com/ en_gb/fashion/womens-fashion/ready-to-wear/skirts (Accessed: 28 December 2023).

Dirlik, A. (1994) ‘The postcolonial aura: Third world criticism in the age of global capitalism’, Critical Inquiry, 20(2), pp. 328–356. Available at:10.1086/448714.

Ford, R. (2009) Racial Culture: A Critique (Course Book). Place of publication: Princeton University Press.

Gilbert and Jérémie (2017) Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and Cultural Heritage. Available at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1163/j.ctv2gjwsw2.5 (Accessed: 28 December 2023).

Hollinshead, K. (1998) ‘Tourism, hybridity, and ambiguity: The relevance of bhabha’s “third space” cultures’, Journal of Leisure Research, 30(1), pp. 121–156. Available at:10.1080/00222216.1998.11949822.

Horne, M. (2019) A Visual History of Iconic Black Hairstyles. Available at: https://www.history.com/news/black-hairstyles-visual-history-in-photos (Accessed: 27 Dec. 2023).

Kadaren. (2018) What do you think of John Galliano's work during the dior period? Available at: https://www.zhihu.com/question/27671770/answer/360014950 (Accessed: 28 December 2023).

Kaiser, S.B. and Green, D.N. (2021) Fashion and cultural studies. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts.

LOGGANS, R.D., (2017) Selling Headdresses to Hipsters: A Discussion on the Cultural Appropriation of Native American Regalia, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York.

MacLeod, N. (2006) ‘11. cultural tourism: Aspects of authenticity and commodification’, Cultural Tourism in a Changing World, pp. 177–190. Available at:10.21832/9781845410452-013.

Mukhopadhyay, S. (2023) Cultural appropriation or appreciation? Why representation matters within the fashion industry. Available at: https://www.tatlerasia.com/style/fashion/cultural-appreciation-appropriation-fashion (Accessed: 29 December 2023).

PapersOwl.com. (2023). The Evolution and Significance of African American Hairstyles. [Online]. Available at: https://papersowl.com/examples/the-evolution-and-significance-of-african-american-hairstyles/ (Accesse: 27 Dec. 2023).

Sherrow, V. (2023) Encyclopedia of hair. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, LLC.

Stevenson, A. (2021) Which hairstyles are cultural appropriation? here’s everything you need to know, Femestella. Available at: https://www.femestella.com/which-hairstyles-are-cultural-appropriation-braids-buns/ (Accessed: 08 January 2024).

Vézina, B. (2019) cultural appropriation in the fashion industry with intellectual property. Available at: https://www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine/en/2019/04/article_0002.html (Accessed: 29 December 2023).

Xie, P. (2010) Chapter 2. Authenticity and Commodification. Authenticating Ethnic Tourism. Bristol, Blue Ridge Summit: Channel View Publications, pp. 34-65. Available at: https://doi.org/10.21832/9781845411596-006.

Young, J.O. (2010) Cultural appropriation and the Arts. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Downloads

Published

26-06-2024

Issue

Section

Articles

How to Cite

Hong, S. (2024). Appropriation and Marginalized Communities: A Synthesis and Interpretation of Existing Research. International Journal of Social Sciences and Public Administration, 3(2), 489-501. https://doi.org/10.62051/ijsspa.v3n2.61

Similar Articles

1-10 of 109

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.