The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

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Editor(s): James O. Young, Conrad G. Brunk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Year: 2009

Genre: Philosophy

320 pages

The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation undertakes a comprehensive and systematic investigation of the moral and aesthetic questions that arise from the practice of cultural appropriation. 

  • Explores cultural appropriation in a wide variety of contexts, among them the arts and archaeology, museums, and religion
  • Questions whether cultural appropriation is always morally objectionable
  • Includes research that is equally informed by empirical knowledge and general normative theory
  • Provides a coherent and authoritative perspective gained by the collaboration of philosophers and specialists in the field who all participated in this unique research project

Note: Coast Salish artist lessLIE provides both an artist statement and cover art (Cultural ConFUSION) for this book.

Associated Artist(s): 
lessLIE