A Conversation About Cultural Appropriation as Explored by an Emerging Media Professional

Shrestha, Shikha (2019) A Conversation About Cultural Appropriation as Explored by an Emerging Media Professional. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Mark Kenneth Dolan from Journalism and New Media, University of Mississippi.


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This thesis investigates cultural appropriation for the benefit of emerging media professionals.  I use a personal encounter with cultural misappropriation as a starting point for the study.  To further my exploration, I call upon the theory of symbolic interactionalism and scholarship in sociology, anthropology, and art criticism to better understand the concept.  Then I interviewed many students and faculty members in the university community and they provided both insight and personal reflections on the concept, especially the media’s role in how they view cultural appropriation.  Finally, I provide case studies, choosing three areas where cultural misappropriation has occurred, and suggest dialogue to enhance understanding and make recommendations for practice.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Shrestha, Shikha
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in Integrated Marketing Communications
Thesis Advisor: Mark Kenneth Dolan
Thesis Advisor's Department: Journalism and New Media
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Depositing User: Miss Shikha Shrestha
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 04:21
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 04:21
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/1390

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