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A library guide for folks practicing or interested in practicing the art of radical puppeteering

About this LibGuide

Radical puppetry is puppet based art for a political cause or social movement. This LibGuide focuses on the radicals puppeteer troupes that sprung from movements of the 1960s in the United States and founded their artistic practice in principles of social justice and counter-hegemonic resistance. The puppets are often larger than life and made through paper mache with cheap found materials. This LibGuide provides physical and digital resources coming from both academic and community repositories. Beyond the materials listed in this guide, below you will find other journals to continue your research.

Useful Journals

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"DSCF9426" by rjosef is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 

"Giant Puppet" by Kurt Morrow is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 

"DSCF9342" by rjosef is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 

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Resources consulted for this LibGuide

"Arts and Activism Guide" Washington Peace Center. 2014. https://washingtonpeacecenter.org/node/5382 

  • Provides information on local organizations, regular events, artist collectives, books, and resources. Their selection of resources was very useful in creating this LibGuide.

Klein, M. (2009). Raising hands: Ritualizing leadership for democratic decision-making and action (Doctoral dissertation). University of St. Thomas.

  • This dissertation was consulted for its vast compilation of resources on radical puppetry and social change theory. 

Winslow, Lulu. "Puppets and Protest: Street Theater, Art, and Vigil in the 21st Century" Whole EarthFall 2002, Issue 109, p53. 4p. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier Database

  • Includes a Puppetista's Manifesto, stories of resistance, and a list of resources. Their selection of resources was very useful in creating this LibGuide.