RE: [SACC-L] "We're a culture... not a costume." and S*T*A*R*S*
- My costume for this year was "Dame Edna". I was even ready to put a
blue rinse on my hair! Sadly, though, I didn't get any invites to
parties! -- Dianne
From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Lloyd Miller
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2011 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [SACC-L] "We're a culture... not a costume." and S*T*A*R*S*
Elise, thanks for this. It's encouraging that students engendered the
movement. And I'm relieved that my daughter, son-in-law and their two
sons will appear at neighborhood homes this Sunday dressed as characters
in the Harry Potter series. (They offered me the role of Professor
Dumbledor, but I politely declined.) Hopefully, members of the wizard
"culture" give them a pass.
Some on this listserv may not have been present when, after a lengthy
and lively discussion, SACC chose to abandon its Kokopelli icon. The
reasoning was that, despite Kokopelli's widespread commercial use, we
anthropologists should hold ourselves to a higher standard and not adopt
a Native American cultural figure as an organizational mascot. To do so
would appear to be a colonial-like abuse of power, even though we had no
On Oct 27, 2011, at 9:01 AM, Fulara, Elise wrote:
> (CNN) -- Thinking about donning a kimono to dress like a geisha for
Halloween, or a Mexican mariachi suit? Students from Ohio University
have a message for you: "We're a culture, not a costume."
> Elise A. Fulara, M.A.
> Adjunct Instructor, Anthropology
> College of DuPage
> 630-942-2800 x57617
> Mailbox location: IC-2406
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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