The Trouble with Cultural Appropriation

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Cultural appropriation - writers, musicians and other artists using elements of a culture that isn't their own in their work - is once again a hot-button topic. Novelist Lionel Shriver sparked controversy last month in a speech at the Brisbane Writer's Festival defending the right of writers to create characters from any background, saying she hoped opposition to cultural appropriation was a passing fad. The Agenda convenes a panel to discuss the nuances of the issue.
Episode:
Cultural Appropriation, History of Mortal Remains
Aired:
Oct 31, 2016