The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

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

Print ISBN: 9781405161596

Online ISBN: 9781444311099

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311099


"There are several characteristics that make this collection of essays an admirable endeavour: the breadth of questions and disciplines covered - music, arts, archaeology, genetics, religion, ethnobiology - in an interdisciplinary dialogue moderated by philosophers; the passionate engagement of the authors with the ethics of appropriation of subaltern cultures by dominant Western cultures; the incisiveness of the debates over each theme discussed (one author debating with another before giving his/her own point of view in the shape of an individual article); the soundness of theoretical arguments and the stunning and provocative examples debated." (Journal of the Royal Astronomical Institute, 2011)