Barbie Culture

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by Mary F. Rogers

This book uses one of the most popular accessories of childhood, the Barbie doll, to explain key aspects of cultural meaning.

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Description

Some readings would see Barbie as reproducing ethnicity and gender in a particularly coarse and damaging way – a cultural icon of racism and sexism. Rogers develops a broader, more challenging picture. She shows how the cultural meaning of Barbie is more ambiguous than the narrow, appearance-dominated model that is attributed to the doll. For a start, Barbie’s sexual identity is not clear-cut. Similarly her class situation is ambiguous. But all interpretations agree that, with her enormous range of lifestyle `accessories’, Barbie exists to consume. Her body is the perfect metaphor of modern times: plastic, standardized and oozing fake sincerity.

Additional information

Book Condition

Used – Good

Cover

Paperback

Size

192 pages

Published

February 2, 1999 by SAGE Publications Ltd

Genre

Nonfiction

Barbie Culture

5,00 

1 in stock