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The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty

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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;A THOROUGHLY GROWN-UP LOOK AT A TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSE OF OUTSTANDING PROPORTIONSandlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; To some she's a collectible, to others she's trash. In andlt;Iandgt;The Barbie Chronicles,andlt;/Iandgt; 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, andlt;Iandgt;The Barbie Chroniclesandlt;/Iandgt; will have you looking at her in ways you never imagined.

Synopsis:

On the occasion of her 40th birthday, the complete story of Barbie, featuring an inspired collection of essays by Jane Smiley, Erica Jong, Anna Quindlen, Carol Shields, Meg Wolitzer, and a host of other Barbie-watchers. 8-page photo insert.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-226) and index.

About the Author

Yona Zeldis McDonough's articles and fiction have appeared in many national magazines and literary reviews. She is also the author of several children's books, including Anne Frank and Sisters in Strength: American Women Who Made a Difference. She live in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two children.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Who's That Girl? Steven C. Dubin

Golden Oldie Stephanie Coontz

Dangerous Curves

Barbie Buys a Bra Pamela Brandt

Elegy for My Mother M. G. Lord

Teen Idol Leslie Paris

Barbie Meets Bouguereau Carol Ockman

Barbie's Body Project Wendy Singer Jones

Sex and the Single Doll Yona Zeldis McDonough

Happy Birthday to You!

Barbie at 35 Anna Quindlen

My Mentor, Barbie Susan Shapiro

Barbie in Black and White Ann duCille

Barbie Does Yom Kippur Rabbi Susan Schnur

Postmodern Muse

Photographing the Dolls Jeanne Marie Beaumont

Of Mere Plastic David Trinidad

Planning the Fantasy

Wedding Denise Duhamel

Holocaust Barbie Denise Duhamel

Barbie's Gyn Appointment Denise Duhamel

Material Girl Melissa Hook

Barbie Gets a Bum Rap Sherrie A. Inness

Our Daughters, Their Barbies

I Believe in Dolls Carol Shields

You Can Never Have

Too Many Jane Smiley

Barbie Doesn't Live Here

Anymore Mariflo Stephens

Barbie, Twelve-Step Toy Molly Jong-Fast

Twelve Dancing Barbies Erica Jong

Barbie as Boy Toy Meg Wolitzer

Notes and References

Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684862750
Editor:
McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Editor:
McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Author:
McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
American essays
Subject:
Barbie Dolls
Subject:
Barbie dolls -- History.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
October 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-pg b+w insert
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.27 oz

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