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Cultural appropriation: exchange of ideas or the politics of power?

Cultural appropriation is defined as 'the unacknowledged or inappropriate adoption of the customs, practices, ideas, of one people or society by members of a typically more dominant people or society'. Gucci's models recently wore turbans on the catwalk. Kim Kardashian's cornrows have also sparked debate. So what's okay and what's not? BBC Minute's Sylvie Carlos examines the issues.

Why is cultural appropriation so contentious?

BBC Minute: On Cultural Appropriation

'The act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own'

'Sampling other cultures perpetuates the legacy of historic exploitation'

BBC Minute: On Cultural Appropriation and Power

'We sample other cultures in a way that continues the historic exploitation'

'Turbans aren't hats - they are sacred'

BBC Minute: On Cultural Appropriation in Fashion

Turbans on the catwalk at a Gucci show caused quite a bit of controversy

Kim Kardashian's cornrows: cultural appropriation or welcome appreciation?

BBC Minute: On Cultural Appropriation and Hair

Cornrows, braids and dreadlocks -- just hairstyles or appropriations of black culture?

Has the problem been overyhyped?

BBC Minute: On Cultural Appropriation - too much hype?

'It's been blown up a bit today in mainstream society'