Chapter 5. ‘The Skin off Our Backs’: Appropriation of Religion

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

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444311099.ch5

The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation

How to Cite

Brunk, C. G. and Young, J. O. (2009) ‘The Skin off Our Backs’: Appropriation of Religion, in The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation (eds J. O. Young and C. G. Brunk), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444311099.ch5

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:

  • appropriation of religion;
  • appropriation of religious beliefs, depriving Indigenous people;
  • members of Indigenous cultures, regarding appropriation of religious beliefs as form of theft;
  • Ganalbingu culture of Australia's Northern Territory;
  • National Indigenous Arts Advocacy Association, taking steps in protecting Indigenous artists from fraud

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Appropriation and the Distortion of Cultures

  • Appropriation as Theft

  • Offensive Appropriation of Religion

  • Summary

  • References