By Mary F. Rogers
Some readings might see Barbie as reproducing ethnicity and gender in a very coarse and destructive manner - a cultural icon of racism and sexism. Rogers develops a broader, tougher photograph. She exhibits how the cultural which means of Barbie is extra ambiguous than the slim, appearance-dominated version that's attributed to the doll. For a begin, Barbie's sexual id isn't uncomplicated. equally her classification state of affairs is ambiguous. yet all interpretations agree that, together with her huge, immense variety of way of life `accessories', Barbie exists to devour. Her physique is the best metaphor of recent occasions: plastic, standardized and oozing faux sincerity.
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Barbie Culture (Cultural Icons series) by Mary F. Rogers