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By James O. Young

Now, for the 1st time, a thinker undertakes a scientific research of the ethical and aesthetic matters to which cultural appropriation supplies upward push.

  • Cultural appropriation is a pervasive characteristic of the modern international (the Parthenon Marbles stay in London; white musicians from Bix Beiderbeck to Eric Clapton have appropriated musical kinds from African-American culture)
  • Young deals the 1st systematic philosophical research of the ethical and aesthetic concerns to which cultural appropriation provides rise
  • Tackles head at the thorny matters coming up from the conflict and integration of cultures and their artifacts
  • Questions thought of contain: “Can cultural appropriation lead to the construction of aesthetically profitable works of art?” and “Is cultural appropriation within the arts morally objectionable?”
  • Part of the very hot New instructions in Aesthetics series

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