Journal Articles

  • Lalonde, Dianne. 2019. Does Cultural Appropriation Cause Harm? Politics, Groups, and Identities. Download link.
  • Thi Nguyen, C., and Matthew Strohl. 2019. Cultural Appropriation and the Intimacy of Groups. Philosophical Studies 176 (4): 981-1002. Link.
  • Matthes, Erich Hatala. 2019. Cultural Appropriation and Oppression. Philosophical Studies 176 (4): 1003-13. Link.
  • Matthes, Erich Hatala. 2016. Cultural Appropriation Without Cultural Essentialism? Social Theory and Practice 42 (2): 343-66. Link.
  • Riley, AR, and KA Carpenter. 2016. Owning Red: A Theory of Indian (Cultural) Appropriation. Texas Law Review 94 (5): 859-931. Link.
  • Hladki, Janice. 1994. Problematizing the Issue of Cultural Appropriation. Alternate Routes 11 : 95-119. Link.
  • Young, James O. 2005. Profound Offense and Cultural Appropriation. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 63 (2): 135-46. Link.


  • hooks, bell. 2015. Black Looks : Race and Representation. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge.
  • Brown, Tamara, and Baruti Kopano. 2014. Soul Thieves: The Appropriation and Misrepresentation of African American Popular Culture. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Young, James O. 2008. Cultural Appropriation and the Arts. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub.
  • Brown, Michael F. 2003. Who Owns Native Culture?. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.
  • Bataille, Gretchen. 2001. Native American Representations: First Encounters, Distorted Images, and Literary Appropriations. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Coombe, Rosemary J. 1998. The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties: Authorship, Appropriation, and the Law. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Ziff, Bruce H., and Pratima V. Rao. 1997. Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press.
  • Root, Deborah. 1996. Cannibal Culture: Art, Appropriation, and the Commodification of Difference. Boulder, Colo: Westview Press.



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