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Playing with America's Doll : A Cultural Analysis of the American Girl Collection

Author: Emilie Zaslow
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan US : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This critical account of the American Girl brand explores what its books and dolls communicate to girls about femininity, racial identity, ethnicity, and what it means to be an American. Emilie Zaslow begins by tracing the development of American Girl and situates the company's growth and popularity in a social history of girl power media culture. She then weaves analyses of the collection's narrative and material  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emilie Zaslow
ISBN: 9781137566492 1137566493
OCLC Number: 1132183336
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 3 mai 2018).
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This critical account of the American Girl brand explores what its books and dolls communicate to girls about femininity, racial identity, ethnicity, and what it means to be an American. Emilie Zaslow begins by tracing the development of American Girl and situates the company's growth and popularity in a social history of girl power media culture. She then weaves analyses of the collection's narrative and material representations with qualitative research on mothers and girls. Examining the dolls with both a critical eye and a fan's curiosity, Zaslow raises questions about the values espoused by this iconic American brand.

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