Cultural appropriation and the arts (Book, 2010) []
skip to content
Cultural appropriation and the arts Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Cultural appropriation and the arts

Author: James O Young
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell Pub., 2010.
Series: New directions in aesthetics, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats

Now, for the first time, a philosopher undertakes a systematic investigation of the moral and aesthetic issues to which cultural appropriation gives rise.


(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Young, James O., 1957-
Cultural appropriation and the arts.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James O Young
ISBN: 9781444332711 1444332716
OCLC Number: 1001898208
Notes: Originally published : 2008.
Description: xiv, 168 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. What is cultural appropriation? --
Art, culture, and appropriation --
Types of cultural appropriation --
What is a culture? --
Objections to cultural appropriation --
In praise of cultural appropriation --
2. The aesthetics of cultural appropriation --
The aesthetic handicap thesis --
The cultural experience argument --
Aesthetic properties and cultural context --
Authenticity and appropriation --
Authentic appropriation --
Cultural experience and subject appropriation --
Appropriation and the authentic expression of a culture --
3. Cultural appropriation as theft --
Harm by theft --
Possible owners of artworks --
Cultures and inheritance --
Lost and abandoned property --
Cultural property and traditional law --
Collective knowledge and collective property --
Ownership of land ownership of art --
Property and value to a culture --
Cultures and intellectual property --
Some conclusions about ownership and appropriation --
The rescue argument. 4. Cultural appropriation as assault --
Other forms of harm --
Cultural appropriation and harmful misrepresentation --
Harm and accurate representation --
Cultural appropriation and economic opportunity --
Cultural appropriation and assimilation --
Art, insignia, and cultural identity --
Cultural appropriation and privacy --
5. Profound offence and cultural appropriation --
Harm, offence, and profound offence --
Examples of offensive cultural appropriation --
The problem and the key to its solution --
Social value and offensive art --
Freedom of expression --
The sacred and the offensive --
Time and place restrictions --
Toleration of offensive art --
Reasonable and unreasonable offence --
Conclusion : Responding to cultural appropriation --
Summing up --
Supporting minority artists --
Envoy --
Bibliography of works cited and consulted --
Series Title: New directions in aesthetics, 5.
Responsibility: James O. Young.
More information:


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Cultural Appropriation and the Arts, by James O. Young, provides an analytical, comprehensive overview of ethical and aesthetic issues concerning cultural appropriation." ( Journal of Cult Economy , Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.