Art, authenticity and appropriation

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (3):455-476 (2006)
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Abstract

It is often suggested that artists from one culture (outsiders) cannot successfully employ styles, stories, motifs and other artistic content developed in the context of another culture. I call this suggestion the aesthetic handicap thesis and argue against it. Cultural appropriation can result in works of high aesthetic value

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