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The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5226616
  • Book
  • February 2012
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation undertakes a comprehensive and systematic investigation of the moral and aesthetic questions that arise from the practice of cultural appropriation.
- Explores cultural appropriation in a wide variety of contexts, among them the arts and archaeology, museums, and religion - Questions whether cultural appropriation is always morally objectionable - Includes research that is equally informed by empirical knowledge and general normative theory - Provides a coherent and authoritative perspective gained by the collaboration of philosophers and specialists in the field who all participated in this unique research project
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Notes on Contributors ix

Preface xii

Artist Statement xvii

1. Introduction 1

2. Archaeological Finds: Legacies of Appropriation, Modes of Response 11
George P. Nicholas and Alison Wylie

3. The Appropriation of Human Remains: A First Nations Legal and Ethical Perspective 55
James [Sakej] Youngblood Henderson

4. The Repatriation of Human Remains 72
Geoffrey Scarre

5. 'The Skin Off Our Backs': Appropriation of Religion 93
Conrad G. Brunk and James O. Young

6. Genetic Research and Culture: Where Does the Offense Lie? 115
Daryl Pullman and Laura Arbour

7. Appropriation of Traditional Knowledge: Ethics in the Context of Ethnobiology 140
Kelly Bannister and Maui Solomon (Part I) Conrad G. Brunk (Part II)

8. A Broken Record: Subjecting 'Music' to Cultural Rights 173
Elizabeth Burns Coleman and Rosemary J. Coombe with Fiona MacArailt

9. Objects of Appropriation 211
Andrea N. Walsh and Dominic McIver Lopes

10. Do Subaltern Artifacts Belong in Art Museums? 235
A.W. Eaton and Ivan Gaskell

11. 'Nothing Comes from Nowhere': Refl ections on Cultural

Appropriation as the Representation of Other Cultures 268
James O. Young and Susan Haley

Index 290

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Conrad G. Brunk University of Victoria, Canada.

James O. Young University of Victoria, Canada.
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