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Contents Preface vi Chapter One: What is Cultural Appropriation? Art, Culture and Appropriation 1 Types of Cultural Appropriation 7 What is a Culture? 14 Objections to Cultural Appropriation 27 In Praise of Cultural Appropriation 42 Chapter Two: The Aesthetics of Cultural Appropriations An Aesthetic Handicap? 51 The Cultural Experience Argument 55 Aesthetic Properties and Cultural Context 65 Authenticity and Appropriation 69 Authentic Appropriation 73 Cultural Experience and Subject Appropriation 87 Appropriation and the Authentic Expression of a Culture 94 Chapter Three: Cultural Appropriation as Theft Harm by Theft 101 Possible Owners of Artworks 103 Cultures and Inheritance 108 Lost and Abandoned Property 112 Cultural Property and Traditional Law 117 Collective Knowledge and Collective Property 124 Ownership of Land and Ownership of Art 133 Property and Value to a Culture 138 Cultures and Intellectual Property 146 Some Conclusions about Ownership and Appropriation 153 The Rescue Argument 160 Chapter Four: Cultural Appropriation as Assault Other Forms of Harm 169 Cultural Appropriation and Harmful Misrepresentation 170 Harm and Accurate Representation 180 Cultural Appropriation and Economic Opportunity 182 Cultural Appropriation and Assimilation 187 Art, Insignia and Cultural Identity 191 Cultural Appropriation and Privacy 198 Chapter Five: Profound Offence and Cultural Appropriation Harm, Offence and Profound Offence 205 Examples of Offensive Cultural Appropriation 208 The Problem and the Key to its Solution 212 Social Value and Offensive Art 214 Freedom of Expression 216 The Sacred and the Offensive 221 Time and Place Restrictions 224 Toleration of Offensive Art 227 Reasonable and Unreasonable Offence 229 Conclusion: Responding to Cultural Appropriation Summing Up 237 Supporting Minority Artists 240 Envoy 244 Bibliography 248
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Arts and society.
Arts -- Moral and ethical aspects.