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The commodification of childhood : the children's clothing industry and the rise of the child consumer

Author: Daniel Thomas Cook
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through a study of industry publications over much of the century, shows how the U.S. children's clothing industry produced increasingly refined categories of childhood

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cook, Daniel Thomas, 1961-
Commodification of childhood.
Durham : Duke University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)652504596
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Thomas Cook
ISBN: 0822332795 9780822332794 082233268X 9780822332688
OCLC Number: 52721180
Description: x, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A brief history of childhood and motherhood into the twentieth century --
Merchandising, motherhood, and morality : industry origins and child welfare, 1917-1929 --
Pediocularity : from the child's point of view --
Reconfiguring girlhood : age grading, size ranges, and aspirational merchandising in the 1930s --
Baby booms and market booms : teen and subteen girls in the postwar marketplace --
Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: Daniel Thomas Cook.
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