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The Brothers and Sisters Learn to Write: Popular Literacies in Childhood and ...

Anne Haas Dyson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 256 pages
Here, Anne Dyson traces the influence of a wide-ranging set of "textual toys" from children's lives - church and hip-hop songs, rap music, movies, TV, traditional jump-rope ...
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Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll

M. G. Lord - Antiques & Collectibles - 1994 - 326 pages
Traces the history of the Barbie doll from her origins in postwar Germany to the present, noting her parallel development with women's movements
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Saturday Morning Censors: Television Regulation Before the V-chip

Heather Hendershot - Performing Arts - 1998 - 285 pages
A critical study of children’s television and attempts at regulating or reforming it.
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Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Joel Best - Social Science - 2006 - 222 pages
Joel Best explores the range of institutional fads, analyses the features of our culture that foster them, and identifies the major stages of the fad cycle: emerging, surging ...
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Specialty Retailers: Marketing Triumphs and Blunders

Ronald D. Michman, Edward M. Mazze - Business & Economics - 2001 - 261 pages
Key variables that retailing executives in nine specialty businesses must understand and know how to apply, to gain a sustainable advantage in their hotly competitive environments.
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The 1950s

William H. Young - History - 2004 - 348 pages
This volume presents a nuanced look at an often romanticized yet surprisingly complex time in American popular culture.
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Barbie Culture

Mary F Rogers - Social Science - 1999 - 171 pages
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 ...
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Barbie Culture

Mary F Rogers - Social Science - 1999 - 171 pages
Arguing that Barbie is an inordinately versatile icon, Mary Rogers examines such issues as her gender identity, her racial identity, her sexual identity, and her class status.
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Becoming Political, Too: New Readings and Writings on the Politics of ...

Patrick Shannon - Education - 2001 - 266 pages
Shannon presents twenty articles on topics of vital importance to today's literacy educators.
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