Art, authenticity and appropriation

Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (3):455-476 (2006)
James O. Young
University of Victoria
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
Keywords cultural appropriation   aesthetics   art   authenticity   culture
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DOI 10.1007/s11466-006-0019-2
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