Investigates the increasingly complex relationships, struggles, obsessions, and idols of American tween and teen girls. From pre-school to high school and beyond, this work tackles many hot-button issues, including the barrage of advertising geared toward very young girls emphasizing sexuality and extreme thinness.The Barbie doll was never only a afashion doll, a but always a set of opportunities for adding to an image of girlhood. Originally, Barbie appeared with her trademark striped swimsuit, a fashionable ponytail, and optional extra clothes and accessories. In 1961 the Ken doll arrived. Then, in 1963, best-friend Midge was ... In 2004 plans were in the offing to make Ken entirely obsolete. But he is still around.
|Title||:||Girl Culture: Studying girl culture : a readers' guide|
|Author||:||Claudia Mitchell, Jacqueline Reid-Walsh|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2008|