Why Katy Perry’s Cultural Appropriation is Problematic

Cultural appropriation occurs when people within a dominant culture use the stories, styles, motifs, and objects of a subordinated culture without appropriate reciprocity, permission, compensation or research in a manner that is ignorant of the group's cultural context (Han 2019 pp. 9-10) (Matthes 2018 pp. 1004-1005).

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The Global Bubble

In today's society it is hard not to be a global citizen. We are connected by the internet, our phones, and ever-improving travel. In our daily lives, many of the objects we use were produced overseas, or made using traded ingredients/materials. But somehow, I still feel stuck in a bubble in my little corner of Sydney, Australia.