Cultural Appropriation Through the Eyes of an Immigrant

In an ever more liberalising world, the term cultural appropriation or ‘misappropriation’ is being seen more and more all over the news, online blogs, Youtube videos, and ranting facebook posts. But what exactly does cultural appropriation mean? It can be described as the adoption or theft of one culture by a member of another culture. … More Cultural Appropriation Through the Eyes of an Immigrant

Why Thais Fear Farang

A few months ago, I was watching my students give presentations on their senior projects and one stood out, in particular, a girl who had decided to create a booklet with basic English phrases and translations to teach to first responders to use in their every day jobs as paramedics. One of the reasons she … More Why Thais Fear Farang

Culture: Working in Thailand – Part 2

Following last week’s post, where I began to explore some of the dimensions that are most important when considering working abroad, here are some more cultural aspects that are important to take into consideration. Masculinity vs. Femininity With a somewhat misleading label, this cultural dimension analyses whether society orientates itself around masculine or feminine goals. … More Culture: Working in Thailand – Part 2