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The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us - Tanya Lee Stone
The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
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During her unparalleled fifty-year history, Barbie has been the doll that some people love-and some people love to hate. There's no question she's influenced generations, but to what end? Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she is,... show more
During her unparalleled fifty-year history, Barbie has been the doll that some people love-and some people love to hate. There's no question she's influenced generations, but to what end? Acclaimed nonfiction author Tanya Lee Stone takes an unbiased look at how Barbie became the icon that she is, and at the impact that she's had on our culture (and vice versa). Featuring passionate anecdotes and memories from a range of girls and women, a foreword by Meg Cabot, and original color photographs, this book explores the Barbie phenomenon in a brand-new light.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670011872 (0670011878)
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
2.0
An interesting examination of the history of the doll and the culture surrounding her, both supportive and reactive. I felt more like it was an academic paper trying to be a nonfiction book, though. And Stone never seemed to quite clarify her position. I realize she was trying to be clear to both si...
kishawhite
kishawhite rated it
4.0 The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
I really liked this book. It is a straight forward yet well-balanced read about everyone's favorite (or most hated) 12" fashion doll. It is also features a great biography of Barbie's creator. What I loved most about the book was how the creator of Barbie could be considered a role model for today's...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
5.0 The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
An exceptionally well-written look at how Barbie dolls have reflected cultural and fashion sensibilities over the years. There is a balanced look between people who claim Barbie reinforces and promotes negative stereotypes and unhealthy attitudes about body image and consumerism, and those who see p...
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