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Cultural Appropriation


Tourists explore sombrero shops during their cruise ship excursion at Chaccoben Mayan ruins in Mexico on May 18, 1996. Would buying and wearing that sombrero constitute cultural misappropriation? Let's discuss...  Richard Baker / Contributor
Tourists explore sombrero shops during their cruise ship excursion at Chaccoben Mayan ruins in Mexico on May 18, 1996. Would buying and wearing that sombrero constitute cultural misappropriation? Let's discuss... Richard Baker / Contributor

We’ve all heard charges of cultural appropriation in everything from fashion and music to personal world view, but what’s actually at stake here? What is cultural misappropriation, when does it have negative consequences and how does it fit into our historical and scientific understanding of the human experience? Robert and Christian explore.

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Topics in this Podcast: psychology, politics, culture, human condition, religion