Why People and communities such as the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania should fight against cultural appropriation of their traditional knowledge by luxury fashion labels


Essay, 2018

5 Pages, Grade: A


Abstract or Introduction

Cultural appropriation is defined as taking intellectual property, traditional knowledge, cultural expressions or artefacts from someone else’s culture without permission. This also includes the unauthorised use of another’s culture’s dance, dress, music, language, folklore, cuisine, traditional medicine, religious symbols and the likes.
Any process of borrowing necessarily involves acts of appropriation, which are means by which borrowing occurs.

The first problem lies in the fact that developing countries like Kenya have not sufficiently defined their cultural industries within the Intellectual Property context. It is only recently that cultural industries have started realizing the full economic benefits that would be open to them, should they be granted adequate Intellectual Property protection and promotion.

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Title
Why People and communities such as the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania should fight against cultural appropriation of their traditional knowledge by luxury fashion labels
Course
Law
Grade
A
Author
Year
2018
Pages
5
Catalog Number
V420576
ISBN (eBook)
9783668685253
ISBN (Book)
9783668685260
File size
482 KB
Language
English
Keywords
people, maasai, kenya, tanzania
Quote paper
Joy Mutimba (Author), 2018, Why People and communities such as the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania should fight against cultural appropriation of their traditional knowledge by luxury fashion labels, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/420576

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