While most of our references come from contemporary, non-scholarly sources (listed on the Resources page), the following references provide an additional academic list to be used in combination with the provided resources.


Adams, M. (2000). Readings for diversity and social justice. New York: Routledge.

Cuthbert, D. (1998). Beg, borrow or steal: The politics of cultural appropriation. Postcolonial Studies1(2), 257-262.

Friedman, J. (1991). Consuming Desires: Strategies of Selfhood and Appropriation.Cultural Anthropology6(2), 154-163.

Denby, G. (2013, April 15). When Our Kids Own America. Retrieved March 1, 2014, from

Sue, D. W. (2010). Microaggressions in everyday life: race, gender, and sexual orientation. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

Williams, D. (2000). The cultural appropriation of dances and ceremonies.Visual Anthropology13(4), 345-362.

Young, J. O. (2010). Cultural appropriation and the arts. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Young, J. O. (2012). The ethics of cultural appropriation. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Ziff, B. (1997). Borrowed power: essays on cultural appropriation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press.


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