Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Library,Documentation and Information Science Division

“A research journal serves that narrow

borderland which separates the known from the unknown”

-P.C.Mahalanobis


Image from Google Jackets

Barbie culture [electronic resource] / Mary F. Rogers.

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Core cultural iconsPublication details: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 1999.Description: 1 online resource (x, 171 p.)ISBN:
  • 0585347840 (electronic bk.)
  • 9780585347844 (electronic bk.)
  • 9781848609051 (electronic bk.)
  • 1848609051 (electronic bk.)
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Barbie culture.DDC classification:
  • 306.4 21
LOC classification:
  • HQ1421 .R66 1999eb
Other classification:
  • 76.31
Online resources:
Contents:
Emphatic femininity -- (Hetero)sexuality and race in Barbie's world -- Challenged childhood and youthful consumption -- The making of an icon -- Plastic bodies -- Plastic selves -- Appendix: Data for this study.
Summary: This book uses one of the most popular accessories of childhood, the Barbie doll, to explain key aspects of cultural meaning. 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 tha.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
No physical items for this record

Includes bibliographical references (p. [158]-169) and index.

Emphatic femininity -- (Hetero)sexuality and race in Barbie's world -- Challenged childhood and youthful consumption -- The making of an icon -- Plastic bodies -- Plastic selves -- Appendix: Data for this study.

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

Description based on print version record.

There are no comments on this title.

to post a comment.
Library, Documentation and Information Science Division, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B T Road, Kolkata 700108, INDIA
Phone no. 91-33-2575 2100, Fax no. 91-33-2578 1412, ksatpathy@isical.ac.in