Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Lionel Shriver's Full Speech : 'I Hope the Concept of Cultural Appropriation Is a Passing Fad'
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'This is the full transcript of the keynote speech, Fiction and Identity Politics, that author Lionel Shriver gave at the Brisbane Writers Festival'

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Alternative title: Read Lionel Shriver’s Controversial Cultural Appropriation Speech
Alternative title: Lionel Shriver on Dangerous 'Fad' of Cultural Appropriation
  • Appears in:
    y The Guardian Australia 13 September 2016 10111241 2016 newspaper issue 2016
  • Appears in:
    y Time 14 September 2016 10111417 2016 periodical issue 2016
    Note: With title: Read Lionel Shriver’s Controversial Cultural Appropriation Speech
  • Appears in:
    y The Telegraph 14 September 2016 10111780 2016 newspaper issue 2016
    Note: With title: Lionel Shriver on Dangerous 'Fad' of Cultural Appropriation

Works about this Work

Cooper's Last : Facebook and Lionel Shriver Simon Cooper , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , October - November no. 144 2016; (p. 54-55.)
'Reasons to dislike Facebook are not hard to find, but its recent censorship of the iconic image of Vietnamese girl Kim Phuc (running from a napalm attack on her village) was a gift to critics of the social media platform. When author Tom Egeland posted an image of the ‘Napalm Girl’ alongside other photos that ‘changed the history of warfare’, Facebook removed the post, citing community standards about images of naked children. Egeland’s subsequent posts about the photo were also removed. Norway’s largest newspaper reported Egeland’s story (using the photo in question), only to find its coverage also deleted from Facebook. It took an open letter from the newspaper’s editor and pressure from print media around the globe to force Facebook to reinstate the photo. Facebook’s ban on a historic image considered important in mobilising anti-war sentiment because it couldn’t distinguish between photojournalism and pornography, and its subsequent censorship of any discussion of this decision, did nothing to assuage fears of its growing power and lack of judgement.' (Introduction)
The Shaming of Lionel Shriver Anson Cameron , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 22-23 October 2016; (p. 3)
Let’s Talk about the Elephant in the Room Sonia Orchard , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , September 2016;
Confronting Lionel Shriver Maxine Beneba Clarke , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 18 September 2016;
The ‘Cultural Appropriation’ Brigade Can’t Even Cope with Fiction Douglas Murray , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Spectator , 15 September 2016;
Last amended 17 Sep 2016 08:01:46
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