Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Transcending Tropes: The Transcendent Stereotype

Item for consideration, "Panchito," a cut-out, dress-up paper doll kit from Spain I found on "Pillpat"'s amazing Flickr site. Football player (!, in Spain!), Moroccan (?), Policeman, Dandy, or Cop. The range is amazing and anything but aligned with atypical tropes of Africanicity in a European context. More on this soon.

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