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Playing with America's Doll

A Cultural Analysis of the American Girl Collection

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Playing with America's Doll by Emilie Zaslow
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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.

Author Biography

Emilie Zaslow is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Pace University, New York City, USA. She is the author of Feminism, Inc.: Coming of Age in Girl Power Media Culture (2009).
Release date NZ
August 11th, 2017
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
1st ed. 2017
Illustrations
8 Illustrations, color; XI, 204 p. 8 illus. in color.
Imprint
Palgrave Macmillan
Pages
204
ISBN-13
9781137566485
Product ID
26797970

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