Cultural Appropriation: It’s Not About Kylie Jenner’s Braids

What is Cultural Appropriation: Cultural appropriation is a sociological concept which views the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture as a largely negative phenomenon. Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg has been particularly vocal in her criticism of celebrities for appropriation, recently making headlines after she called out Kylie Jenner via... Continue Reading →

Did You Know? Studying Abroad

Australia educates 9% of the world's cross border tertiary students. In 2004, there were 228,555 international students enrolled in Australian higher education institutions, three quarters of them onshore in the southern continent. International students constituted 24.2% of all enrolled students and provided 15% of university revenues. (Loneliness and International Students: An Australian Study,2007) Majority of... Continue Reading →

Utopian or Dystopian? Which Side Are You On?

Globalisation refers to an international community influenced by technological development and economic, political, and military interests. It is characterised by a worldwide increase in interdependence, interactivity, interconnectedness, and the virtually instantaneous exchange of information. Globalisation could lead to the homogenisation of world cultures, or to hybridisation and multiculturalism’ (O’Shaughnessy and Stadler, 458). Globalisation is seen as... Continue Reading →

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