Volume 96, Issue 91
Friday March 21, 2003

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LAST UPDATED: Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 2:30 p.m.

Hip-Hop commercialization

Let's face it; black is cool.

Elvis knew it, Eminem knows it, and as witnessed by popular cultures warm embrace of hip-hop – you know it too.




Buying and selling the Asian identity

We live in an era where culture itself can be bought and sold. Recently, for example, the Asian identity has been at the centre of this marketing vortex.

From fast food sushi to Chinese tattoos, we've seen an unmistakable surge in Asian inspired trends of late. The fashion and food industries have immersed themselves in overseas cultures, providing an international flair to what we buy.

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