Symbols are just that

Symbols created by historic, religious or cultural perceptions, events or experiences exist in every culture.  Traditions and language play an important role in developing, maintaining and over a period of time even transforming cultural symbolism.  These days it is not unusual to witness hard-hitting debates about cultural appropriation through the expropriation of “cultural symbols”.  The …

Whose culture is it anyway…?

Heritage.  Tradition.  Culture. Most people can probably differentiate between these expressions.  However, I am confounded by the fluid use of the expression “culture” for instance, when watching a dance performance, eating a special dish, listening to a genre of music, uttering a colloquial expression, relating a joke, behaving in a certain manner, wearing a particular …