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Hello, Cutie!: Adventures in Cute Culture

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A doe-eyed doll, a smiley-faced cupcake, a sweet plush kitten: they're cute?and cute is at the heart of a growing legion of adult collectors and enthusiasts who live and breathe all things cuddly and adorable.

Journalist and writer Pamela Klaffke, author of Spree: A Cultural History of Shopping and herself an avid collector of cute since she was a child, takes readers on a rainbow-and-unicorn-filled journey through cute culture, from its origins in Japan where teenaged girls help drive the "cute" economy, to its modern-day manifestations in the bubblegum-colored careers of performers like Katy Perry. The book also delves into the fanatical world of cute creators and collectors, the psychology of nostalgia, and the phenomenon known as creepy/cute. There's also cute food, anthropomorphized animals, and cute superstars such as Blythe, My Little Pony, and Hello Kitty herself. Full-color throughout, the book also includes many photographs of cute objects from the author's extensive personal collection.

As charming and captivating as its subject matter, Hello, Cutie! invites readers to indulge their cuddliest guilty pleasures. It's as cute as can be!

Pamela Klaffke is the author of Spree: A Cultural History of Shopping.

Synopsis:

An irresistible illustrated guide to all things cute and collectible, from a history of cute culture to profiles of collectors.

About the Author

Pamela Klaffke has been collecting cute things since she was a child. She is a newspaper and magazine journalist turned novelist and photographer. She is the author of the the non-fiction book Spree: A Cultural History of Shopping and the novels Snapped and Every Little Thing. She lives in Calgary, Canada with her partner and her daughter.

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ISBN:
9781551524726
Author:
Klaffke, Pamela
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 color photos
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in

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