The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty

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Yona Zeldis McDonough
Simon and Schuster, Jan 11, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 240 pages
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A THOROUGHLY GROWN-UP LOOK AT A TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSE OF OUTSTANDING PROPORTIONS

To some she's a collectible, to others she's trash. In The Barbie Chronicles, twenty-three writers join together to scrutinize Barbie's forty years of hateful, lovely disastrous, glorious influence on us all. No other tiny shoulders have ever, had to carry the weight of such affection and derision and no other book has ever paid this notorious little place of plastic her due. Whether you adore her or abhor her, The Barbie Chronicles will have you looking at her in ways you never imagined.
 

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No longer just a child's plaything, "Barbie has become an icon and a fetish--to some angelic, to others depraved." In honor of Barbie's 40th birthday, McDonough (Tying the Knot) has collected 20 ... Read full review

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Another one of the first feminist books I read. As you might expect I read all the third wave stuff first and am only going deeper into second wave these days. Third wave was a fantastic guide for me ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
Barbie Meets Bouguereau Carol Oakman
75
Barbies Body Project Wendy Singer Jones
91
Sex and the Single Doll Yona Zeldis McDonough
111
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Notes and References
211
Barbie in Black and White
221
Contributors
227
Barbie Does Yom Kippur
233
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Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of  the novels THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS and IN DAHLIA’S WAKE. She is also the editor of the essay collections THE BARBIE CHRONICLES: A LIVING DOLL TURNS FORTY and ALL THE AVAILABLE LIGHT: A MARILYN MONROE READER. Her short fiction, articles, and essays have been published in anthologies as well as in numerous national magazines, and newspapers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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