Cultural Appropriation and the Arts

Author(s): James O. Young

Philosophy | Art

Now, for the first time, a philosopher undertakes a systematicinvestigation of the moral and aesthetic issues to which culturalappropriation gives rise.



  • Cultural appropriation is a pervasive feature of thecontemporary world (the Parthenon Marbles remain in London; whitemusicians from Bix Beiderbeck to Eric Clapton have appropriatedmusical styles from African-American culture)

  • Young offers the first systematic philosophical investigationof the moral and aesthetic issues to which cultural appropriationgives rise

  • Tackles head on the thorny issues arising from the clash andintegration of cultures and their artifacts

  • Questions considered include: ?Can cultural appropriationresult in the production of aesthetically successful works ofart?? and ?Is cultural appropriation in the artsmorally objectionable??

  • Part of the highly regarded New Directions in Aestheticsseries

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  • : 9781444332711
  • : John Wiley & Sons, Limited
  • : Wiley-Blackwell
  • : January 2010
  • : 1.57 Centimeters X 15.24 Centimeters X 23.01 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : English
  • : 700.1/03
  • : 182
  • : James O. Young
  • : Paperback