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German puppet collections face the problem of how—and whether—to display their extensive holdings of blackface puppets that are built on grotesquely racist stereotypes, including the Imagined Turk, the Imagined African, the Imagined African American, and the Imagined Multicultural German.
University of Connecticut
puppet, representation, race and ethnicity, blackface, German, museum studies
Africana Studies | Arts and Humanities | Museum Studies | Other Arts and Humanities | Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies
Condee, William T.F., "Exhibiting Blackface Puppets from the German Imaginary" (2023). Representing Alterity through Puppetry and Performing Objects. Edited by John Bell, Matthew Isaac Cohen, and Jungmin Song.