Chapter 11. ‘Nothing Comes from Nowhere’: Reflections on Cultural Appropriation as the Representation of Other Cultures

  1. James O. Young Professor and
  2. Conrad G. Brunk Professor past director
  1. James O. Young Professor and
  2. Susan Haley doctorate

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311099.ch11

The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

How to Cite

Young, J. O. and Haley, S. (2009) ‘Nothing Comes from Nowhere’: Reflections on Cultural Appropriation as the Representation of Other Cultures, in The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation (eds J. O. Young and C. G. Brunk), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311099.ch11

Editor Information

  1. University of Victoria, Canada

Author Information

  1. University of Victoria, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161596

Online ISBN: 9781444311099

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Keywords:

  • reflections on cultural appropriation;
  • Subject appropriation, occurring in arts and social science;
  • Alexander McCall Smith, engaging in subject appropriation;
  • subject appropriation and misrepresentation;
  • authenticity and subject appropriation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Is ‘subject appropriation’ a misnomer?

  • Subject appropriation and misrepresentation

  • Cultural Appropriation and Assimilation

  • Harm and Accurate Representation

  • Privacy

  • Authenticity and Subject Appropriation

  • Envoy

  • Conclusion

  • References