Now, for the first time, a philosopher undertakes a systematicinvestigation of the moral and aesthetic issues to which culturalappropriation gives rise.
- Cultural appropriation is a pervasive feature of thecontemporary world (the Parthenon Marbles remain in London; whitemusicians from Bix Beiderbeck to Eric Clapton have appropriatedmusical styles from African-American culture)
- Young offers the first systematic philosophical investigationof the moral and aesthetic issues to which cultural appropriationgives rise
- Tackles head on the thorny issues arising from the clash andintegration of cultures and their artifacts
- Questions considered include: "Can cultural appropriationresult in the production of aesthetically successful works ofart?" and "Is cultural appropriation in the artsmorally objectionable?"
- Part of the highly regarded New Directions in Aestheticsseries