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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 509–526.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Sébastien Chauvin; Yannick Coenders; Timo Koren The accusation that Black Pete—the blackface character at the center of the annual Sinterklaas festival—is a racist caricature has recently become a staple of the Dutch culture wars, leaving media and cultural producers in a quandary over the figure’s...
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Public Culture (1 January 2019) 31 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Melissa M. Valle This essay examines the ideological power of Carnival and the carnivalesque on the Colombian Caribbean Coast by circumnavigating the dominant narrative about these events as primarily stages to transgress social norms and resist authority. Instead, it explores whether blackface and...
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Public Culture (1 September 2018) 30 (3): 351–352.
Published: 01 September 2018
... race at the center of the discussion, evoking a religious history of racial capitalism. Finally, Sébastien Chauvin, Yannick Coenders, and Timo Koren continue the focus on race as they take on the Dutch case of “Black Pete”—a blackface character who serves as the basis of the enormously popular...
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Public Culture (1 January 1997) 10 (1): 215–223.
Published: 01 January 1997
..., 1920–1950 . Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996 . Bean , Annemarie , James V. Hatch, and Brooks McNamara, eds. Inside the Minstrel Mask: Readings in Nineteenth-Century Blackface Minstrelsy . Hanover, N.H.: Wesleyan University Press, 1996 . Becker , Theodore L. , and Richard A. Couto, eds...
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Public Culture (1 May 1991) 3 (2): 71–92.
Published: 01 May 1991
... descent. This amounts at times to an almost poignant disregard of the complex and diverse histories of racial and ethnic oppression in this country. For instance, one of the captions in the section on music, which appears near a poster of a grinning blackface minstrel, suggests that popular...
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Public Culture (1 January 2018) 30 (1): 19–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
... music is often preferred (read “considered marketable”) in white embodiment beneath blackface. This love for black aesthetic performances and objects with the preference for their appearance through white embodiment brings to the fore the underlying critical question for Black aesthetics, which is the...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 329–348.
Published: 01 May 2007
... white encounters. See Michael Cobb, God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence (New York: New York University Press, 2006); E. Patrick Johnson, Appropriating Blackness (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2004); Eric Lott, Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working...
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Public Culture (1 January 1994) 7 (1): 3–33.
Published: 01 January 1994
... establishing even conjugal families - sitting bleakly in submissive silence before the state. It would be precisely what white America has so frequently represented in blackface: the “b,” or negative, side of a white imaginary of public life in America. Yet, it is...