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...Barbie Doll Insert His/her ANALYSIS OF BARBIE DOLL The Barbie doll has become a fashion icon for young girls. Barbie doll was first invented in the year 1959 by Ruth Handler. It was introduced in an American Toy Fair in New York. The dolls were sold at $3 each during the first year that they were brought in the market. It is an adult female doll which is actually a plastic figure, molded in the form of a human being and is basically for children’s playing purpose. The clothes and physical features of these dolls are a reflection of the American society. These dolls are not only a thing that children like playing with but for girls it helps them imagine what they would look... ? Running Head: Analysis of...
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Piercy's Barbie Doll
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...Barbie Doll," creates a very dark tone as she reflects on the ideal of beauty in today's modern age. Many have argued that our standards of beauty today are far too harsh and impossible. There is a trend toward unhealthful skinniness in girls, for instance, for them to be deemed "beautiful." This is reiterated whenever when picks up an US or OK magazine at the grocery market (or even when one just reads the headlines while standing in line). Female actresses' weight struggles are posted all over the pages. Two very recent cases come to mind, that of Jennifer Love Hewitt, who was dubbed fat and then lost the weight... Zifey Nykin Nater English 102 24 June 2009 Beauty: A Comparison In Piercy's poem...
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Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
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...Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy Barbie Doll, a poem by Marge Piercy, tackles the story of a girl growing through the adolescence stage marked by barbarity and appearances. Piercy uses fluctuating tone and imagery to describe what the girl is going through in her teenage years and the results of these experiences. The title itself is a suitable representation of the physical appearance that most people expect other people, particularly girls, to have. People are usually ridiculed for their looks if they do not have a Barbie-doll-like figure or beauty. However, very few people are given this...
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Women's Studies. Barbie Doll as the Model for Little Girls
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...Barbie Doll as the Model for Little Girls The present paper aims to identify the impact and influence of the Barbie dolls on the tastes and priorities of the young girls in their real and practical life. The main objective behind elucidating the topic under-consideration includes the significant increase in the trends among girls with regards to keeping the Barbie dolls and following them in appearance, dressing and manifestation not only during adolescence, but also in their grown years. Though the patterns of dolls cannot be adopted completely by the girls, yet an overwhelming majority of them observes the same in one way or the other. Hence, the movements launched by the Barbie... Module Module ID:...
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How Barbie doll does promote traditional gender roles., effect on gender behavior
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...Barbie Doll does Promote Traditional Gender Roles, Effects on Gender Behavior Thesis: Barbie Doll represents the unique differences between the male and female gender, as well as differences between the sexes as fueled by the society, the media, and body image perceptions. Whereas there are no generalizations about gender specific behavior to everyone, men and women typically communicate, think, and behave in dissimilar manners. There are many behaviors shared by the sexes, an extent of overlap in how males and females display their actions as well as actions traditionally connected to a specific gender....
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Marge Piercy's Barbie Doll as an Accurate Response to Gender Roles
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...Barbie Doll When considering the poem, “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy, there is a short contemporary explanation of a woman's strife of wanting to look perfect. Just like any other person, a girl is born and plays with dolls just like any most other girls, one that just so happens to have qualities that are considered beautiful such as the perfect body and cherry red lips. However, when the character started to grow up and mature in adolescence, she was confronted by a classmate that told her that she had a huge nose and fat legs. While she was smart, strong, healthy, coordinated and sexual, all good qualities that a female would want to possess, she still found being criticized... ?Your F. 21 April...
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Barbie as a global phenomenon
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...Barbie as a global phenomenon Introduction There is no person in the world who grew up without toys. Toys reflectthe life and behavior of this or that society. Producing toys, the society takes care of children and makes them full-fledged members. Some toys have already become a part of the history. Doll Barbie is among them. If to ask a girl what present she would like to have for her birthday, she would not hesitate even for a second and the answer will be “A Barbie”. “Barbie is the cultural icon of female beauty that provides an “aspirational role model” for young girls, and 99% of 3- to 10-year-olds in the United States own at least one Barbie doll” (Helga et al 283). The question is why...
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Barbie Dolls: Defining a Woman
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...Barbie Dolls: Defining a Woman For centuries, ever since the first woman made the first representation of a human as a means of entertaining a young child, little girls have been playing with dolls. While there is no evidence that little boys didn’t also play with dolls as children, neither was there much incentive in the largely patriarchal and gender-divided world of primitive man. As society has progressed, however, traditional roles of men and women have become blurred, introducing a world in which boys could become primary caregivers of children while women went to work or vice versa. Despite this, toys such as the...
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Poems comparison
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...Barbie Doll and Slavitt’s Titanic—all deal with the theme of death—death induced by stifling social expectations, or simply chronicling death as it happens, American style. Philadelphia is a direct, heart-wrenching appeal from a young man wasted from AIDS, as he feels himself “fading away…On the streets of Philadelphia.”(Philadelphia) He calls out to his “faithless” “brother”(Philadelphia)—perhaps he could be referring to a partner in a homosexual relationship, or it could be a reference to people, who profess sympathy for him, but who ultimately leave him to his fate. There is no irony or sarcasm in this poem, when compared... Poems Comparison Springsteen’s Streets of Philadelphia, Piercy’s Barbie...
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Barbie Assignment
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...BARBIE ASSIGNMENT Introduction “The Barbie doll is one ofthe most successful toys of the 20th century and, arguably the icon of female beauty and the American dream” (Kuther & Mcdonald 39). According to the manufacturer Mattel, a Barbie doll is purchased every three seconds. Created in 1959, Barbie is a popular doll in almost every girl’s life. The toy is believed to characterize adult female beauty to which young girls aspire. It is widely claimed that Barbie dolls have a highly sexualized image and limit girls’ play by emphasizing approved roles and patterns of interaction. One of the arguments against girls playing with Barbie dolls... is that by “dramatizing stereotypical feminine roles...
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Poems Comparison
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...Barbie Doll and Slavitt's Titanic-all deal with the theme of death-death induced by stifling social expectations, or simply chronicling death as it happens, American style. Philadelphia is a direct, heart-wrenching appeal from a young man wasted from AIDS, as he feels himself "fading awayOn the streets of Philadelphia."(Philadelphia) He calls out to his "faithless" "brother"(Philadelphia)-perhaps he could be referring to a partner in a homosexual relationship, or it could be a reference to people, who profess sympathy for him, but who ultimately leave him to his fate. There is no irony or sarcasm in this poem, when compared... Poems Comparison Springsteen's Streets of Philadelphia, Piercy's Barbie...
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Analysing a poem
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...Barbie Doll The Poem, Barbie Doll, criticizes the society for making her a less for the needs of the patriarchal society. The poet, Marge Piercy generalizes the plight of woman from girlhood to her death-bed. Her identity is curtailed at the early stage itself. The poet in this poem uses many images to show the humiliating condition of the woman folk in a male dominated world. The Thesis statement of this essay can be put as, ‘The presentation of women’s life through the play of images in Barbie Doll’. The poem, Barbie Doll is a famous poem of the noted writer, Margie Piercy. The poem falls into the anthology entitled To Be of Use published in 1973. Barbie Doll ironically... The images in the poem-...
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Barbie as as Sexual Archetype
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...Barbie as a Sexual Archetype For decades, there have been prominent sexual icons that have set an unrealistic bar for women as the ideal for the ‘perfect woman.’ Aside from cultural icons like Marilyn Monroe and Jessica Rabbit, Mattel’s most popular product, the Barbie doll, has stood the test of time as history’s most consequential sexual archetype. With that said, a close look will be taken into Barbie’s historical careers and campaigns to define how her image has been altered since her advent in 1959 and to explain the impact the Mattel doll has had upon sexual behaviors and expectations. To begin with,...
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Barbie as devil:deconstructing an american cultural icon
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...Barbie, but not quite the same impossible standards. Barbie is also white, middle class, and without physical or mental handicaps. Although a nod was given to other races with the addition of the African American Barbie, the Native American Barbie, the Hispanic or Latina Barbie, there were only a few models introduced in these variants. The majority of Barbie dolls that come down the assembly line are white; thus Barbie “sells” not only her gender identity, but also her race. She erases all other cultures and values by ignoring them. Barbie’s perpetual age is also a cultural problem as Barbie never grows up, never gets old, doesn’t get sick, and doesn’t age. Plastic surgeons report countless...
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Is Beauty Universal
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...Barbie so prominently centered in the photograph? The image is a photo of a Barbie doll and a grown woman who is dressed the same way as the doll all in black. Even their hair style is similar. Behind them is the writing about what the occasion is about (which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Barbie). Barbie symbolizes ideal beauty and body type image of the American girls and young women and hence her being featured in the photo symbolizes beauty of the American women. Compare this image with that of Britney Spears in this portfolio. In what ways are they similar? Do they make the same point or not? Justify your response. Britney Spears... Beauty Describe the composition of this image. Why is...
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SHORT STORY QUESTIONS
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...Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy 1. No she did not have a happy ending. Her so-called happiness in her death is an ironic way of showing relief from the shackles of society’s rules of how a girl should be. She was realized as a Barbie Doll after she gave up her true self and began to conform to society’s standards. 2. The tone of the poem is both ironic... Poetry I. “The Fury of Overshoes” by Anne Sexton The focus is on the overshoes because it de s what the child may be wearing the whole day as the child learns things about life. It also conveys that the overshoes takes the child where he or she wants to go. It could also mean putting the reader in the shoes of the child who is beginning to learn about the ...
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Market segmentation is central to the way in which audiences are targeted as consumers. Through the exploration of one ad or advertising campaign, analyze how this market segmentation works in practice. The essay should include: a) a semiotic analysis of
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...Barbie doll Advertisement Advertising plays a significant role in providing a link between the audiences and products. Market segmentation helps advertisers to target desired consumers by dividing them into groups based on gender, age, interest and then sell this information to advertisers (Coulter, 2014, p.417). Segmentation is key in media production as it allows advertisers to understand their audiences with an aim of designing advertisements that suit the different target groups (Gasher, Skinner, and Lorimer, 2012, p.110). The following essay explains how market segmentation for pre-tween girls works, by providing product that is desirable by targeted groups. The market... Market Segmentation: Barbie ...
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Nature or Nurture
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...dolls, but boys don’t; and that boys naturally like trucks, while girls don’t. In this article, Pollitt argues that children’s behaviour can solely be accounted for by nurture that the children have gone through from their parents, and not by the nature of the children. To make her point clear, Pollitt has given a number of examples and arguments to support her claim. One of the examples that Pollitt uses in her article to support her claim is the example of feminist women who neither love the Barbie doll nor hate the Barbie doll. In this example, Pollitt argues that it is not possible for the American women to either love Barbie... Nature or Nurture? By Nature or Nurture? This paper explores whether...
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Doing gender in media, art and culture
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...Barbie doll. Barbie has created an identity for herself in a world that is mostly male dominant. Her personality is such that she is the first toy to be cast in wax at Madam Tussauds and one without her Ken (Buikema and Tuin, 2009). Barbie has been able to accept her sexuality and has risen above the males in most cases. Though Barbie is just another doll, albeit a popular one, she is an inspiration to many. But while Barbie can provide inspiration to many, she continues to be just a white doll. The pressing question is: can Barbie hope to...
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Is the American Media Responsible for Perpetuating an Unrealistic Beauty Ideal for Women
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...Barbie doll image In America it is not unusual for media to display a Barbie doll concept to the female population all over the country. The Barbie has been influencing the growing up girls who are between the age of 3 to 12yrs.It is estimated that one in three girls aged under 12 yrs in American owns a Barbie doll. Girls playing with it tend to compare her body structure with Barbie and attempt to attain her body image. If Barbie doll is imagined as a human being, then she would be so thin that she cannot menstruate as normal women as her body fat percentage is extremely low. The body image of Barbie is unattainable and not average. As per (Prager 323)“There are millions of women who... ?Topic: Is the...
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Is the american media responsible for perpetuating an unrealistic beauty ideal for women
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...Barbie doll image In America it is not unusual for media to display a Barbie doll concept to the female population all over the country. The Barbie has been influencing the growing up girls who are between the age of 3 to 12yrs.It is estimated that one in three girls aged under 12 yrs in American owns a Barbie doll. Girls playing with it tend to compare her body structure with Barbie and attempt to attain her body image. If Barbie doll is imagined as a human being, then she would be so thin that she cannot menstruate as normal women as her body fat percentage is extremely low. The body image of Barbie is unattainable and not average. As per (Prager 323)“There are millions of women who... Topic: Is the ...
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Answer the question
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...Barbie doll at Toy R Us has never crossed my mind until I read this chapter. The society follows a functional perspective that view things as ideal as they appear. For this reason, many people never notice the racial discrimination in the society (DeMarrais, & LeCompte, 1999). Both Blacks and Whites believe that the society is functional and perfect as it is today. Consequently, no one bothers with the equality in access to toys or dolls based on racial divisions. Specifically, this shows the racial blindness, discrimination, and the prevalence of racial... in the American Society Race in the American Society The thought of how it feels a Black girl have no choice in choosing their desired Barbie doll...
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Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Play
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...Barbie dolls for girls. Some even go the extra mile by sexually defining colors: blue for boys and pink for girls. However, there are also gender neutral toys out there to prevent stereotyping to occur, and thus promote gender equality, like bikes. In this essay, we would... ? Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Play Your School Department, This paper is a partial fulfillment for the subject ________, under Professor ________. Abstract This paper examines the different five theoretical perspectives (namely Biological, Gender Schema, Object Relations, Cognitive Development and Social Learning Theories) on gender development, gender identity and gender role stereotyping when paired with toys and play....
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...Barbie Doll" Analysis Introduction The poem by Marge Piercy, Barbie Doll describes a girl who kills herself due to her inability to meet the overwhelming cultural and societal expectations that the society places on young girls as they grow up into womanhood. The author presents the gender label using Barbie Doll, an image enforced by the society as the ideal beautiful woman. She seems to concur with the author and feminist activist, Naomi Woolf (2002), who stated that “we are in the midst of a violent backlash against feminism that uses images of female beauty as a political weapon against women’s advancement: the beauty myth…is a dark vein of self-hatred, physical... No: Marge Piercy's Poem the...
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Our Barbies, Ourselves by Emily Prager
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...Barbies, Ourselves by Emily Prager This article takes a critical look at one of the most recognizable cultural icons in American history – the Barbie doll. While admitting to the popularity and appeal of the Barbie doll across generations, Emily Prager finds certain faults with what it symbolizes. The fact that the doll was first conceived and designed by a man is the first of Prager’s objections. She contends that Barbie’s fulsome breasts and thin waistline accentuate her sex-appeal, thereby reducing femininity to the contours of body shape and skin color. Prager asserts that this physical perfection on part of the most popular doll undermines the feminist movement and other... ? Reading Responses Our...
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Theoretical Perspectives on Gender
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...Barbie dolls for girls. Some even go the extra mile by sexually defining colors: blue for boys and pink for girls. However, there are also gender neutral toys out there to prevent stereotyping to occur, and thus promote gender equality, like bikes. In this essay, we... Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Play Your School Department, This paper is a partial fulfillment for the subject ________, under Professor ________. Abstract This paper examines the different five theoretical perspectives (namely Biological, Gender Schema, Object Relations, Cognitive Development and Social Learning Theories) on gender development, gender identity and gender role stereotyping when paired with toys and play. Theo...
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Online blog research
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...Barbie doll for a ten-year-old girl. While toysrus.com used age brackets, such as 3-4 and 5-7 years of age, etoys.com and fatbraintoys.com listed each age below 8 separately. In addition, the website fatbraintoys.com listed all ages and both genders separately, which was very confusing. This may be overkill as an appropriate toy for a 6 year old may also be appropriate for a 5... Website Design Considerations Designing a website to market a product line begins with the overview of what the firm expects from the website. This will be driven by what the customer needs, and what the site's visitors expectations will be. The myriad aspects must include usability and user-friendliness. The site must be quick, ...
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Fashion Culture
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...Barbie doll. ‘Barbie is an instantly recognizable figure: blond-haired, blue-eyed, torpedo-breasted and impossibly slim’ (Alhoff, Kennett, Wolfendale and Baumgardner, 151) Barbie doll was introduced by Mattel Inc and manufactured by Ruth Handler. Barbie doll, physically embodied the ultimate beauty among women and for this reason, she soon became the inspiration for many young girls. The obsession for Barbie’s figure grew to such a point that Barbie was forced under the worst criticism. This criticism centered on Barbie doll as a means of promoting materialism... Fashion Culture Different societies and even individuals within the same society define fashion in their own way. Loschek defines fashion as...
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Impact of Media on Society
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...Barbie doll; why is every Barbie doll sexy, slim, and are revealing? (Sands, n.d.). The reason is that the media fuels this desire by promoting it as normal. Young girls are susceptible to these types of media because they do not know how to differentiate between the truth and exaggerated truth. Going a little further, the media often plays up the sexualisation of women. This can be shown in many movies, where women are shown to be sexy and powerful... Impact of Media on Society Full 25 April Impact of Media on Society The media is a very powerful tool that can be either used to inform or control the masses. Different forms of media, such as television, newspapers, and the Internet are biased in one...
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Barbie Case Study
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...Barbie case study Summary: The famous doll Barbie has been considered as a threat to the intrinsic culture of Iran by the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. Barbie is tall with light golden hair and her eyes are blue. All of these are the traits of a typical American woman. One can not find a Barbie that is old or is about to give birth to a baby. This is essentially against the culture of Iran. Moreover, the clothes of Barbie reveal too much of skin. She wears a lot of makeup and also enjoys drinking champagne along with the doll Ken, that happens to be her boyfriend. The boyfriend culture and alcohol are too inconsistent with the Islamic culture of Iran... ? 25 May...
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Free writing journal
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...Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy is about a girl who struggled to meet the social expectations of beauty. She was so obsessed with the idea of being beautiful that she was willing to sacrifice her own life just to achieve it. We are born with our natural beauty. But as we grow older, we are faced with the different expectations of beauty. Some societies see... The poem Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson tells the story of a rich man in the person of Richard Cory. Although he was “richer than a king” and he “glittered when he walked,” he was “human when he talked.” This indicates that Richard Cory was a humble and friendly person. He did not carry the usual conception of people that rich men are often...
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Gendered Experiences of Racism
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...Barbie-doll like figures to black and white children alike, creates an unachievable ideal for both, but the distance between real bodies and the dolls is greater for black girls than for white girls. In addition to the issue of shape... Gendered Experiences of Racism. The short film A Girl Like Me (Davis, deals with the experiences that many contemporary young African American women have in relation to their own body image. Through interviews and an experiment involving children choosing and rating black and white dolls, it is shown that African Americans grow up with a constant social pressure to conform to ideals and norms that are based on traditionally white features such as light skin, and a demure ...
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Comprehensive analysis of yourself as a reader and writer
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...Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy mainly because it was from a genre I am unfamiliar with. Essentially, I could not relate most of the content of the poem to my personal experience, which resulted in numerous mistakes. My best writing experience was A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner in which I could predict the end. Therefore, through a comprehensive analysis of myself as a reader and writer, I can say that although I still require developing my skills over time, I can basically do critical reading, thinking and writing. I now appreciate that questions drive the inquiry process... Comprehensive Analysis of Yourself as a Reader and Prior to ENGL 101, I began as a reader in the K-12 system that essentially ...
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Tannen agree or disagree with in Smiley Article
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...Barbies and Women: An Analysis of Smiley and Tennen’s View to Womanhood Would Deborah Tannen’s article about the labeling of the women in the society agree on Jane Smiley’s discussion of Barbie dolls in the early childhood of a woman sending positive impact on a grown up woman’s psyche? Would Tannen agree with Smiley with regards to fashion and women? Let us depply take a look at the two author’s articles; Jane Smiley’s “You Can Never Have Too Many” and Deborah Tannen’s “There is No Unmarked Woman”. With all due honesty, the connection between Tennen’s explorative discussion with the topic of women being marked with what women wear... ?Jennifer Rodriguez Collins October 17, English Composition 101...
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Read an article and answer questions
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...Barbie doll image wherein a super slim body possesses a bigger size of breasts which is the basis of different beauty pageants. Methods that researchers do to gather information that affect women By using the Internet, researchers took in women who were scheduled to take cosmetic surgery and record their “before and after” and what they felt about their new look. Others would make another surgery to further enhance what is already there. Aside... ARS: Crogan The body concerns of Western women Mostly, women in the Western are mostly concerned about their body shapes and sizes specifically to hips, thighs and stomach areas. Constrained to the perception of an unrealistic body image which is the “Barbie...
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Tales of a Childhood Pyromaniac
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...Barbie Doll winter with its stifling slush. It was October and my days would be spent in the country, helping my grandmother rake the leaves from her yard. Before the real fun began there would be a few fleeting moments of jumping into the giant piles of soft leaves. Soon, when the time got right, we would set the massive pile on fire and create one of my favorite childhood memories. . My grandmother... Tales of a Childhood Pyromaniac Fall was always my favorite time of year. I couldn't wait to see the leaves changing colors in the dimming autumn sun. I'd stare out my bedroom window in anticipation of the first falling leaves, knowing what the future held. No, I did not look forward to the impending...
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English Composition
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...Barbie doll was introduced at a New York toy fair. In the field of politics, America has acquired new states in 1959. Alaska and Hawaii become the forty-ninth and fiftieth states, respectively. In January 7, the US government also recognizes... Analyzing America in 1959 Almost forty-eight years ago, America is picking up with the rest of the world. The World War II has just concluded; thousands of young servicemen were trooping back to America to start their lives anew with their families (Bradley, 2005). Growth is everywhere in the Americas: businesses and population are rising. Congress authorizes admission of some 57,000 additional immigrants without regard to quotas established by the 1952...
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Social Marketing
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...Barbie packaging. Though the goals of Girls Inc., which promoted feminist empowerment, were contrary to the long standing image of the Barbie doll, Girls Inc. was anxious to reach millions of potential new members. For their part, Mattel wanted to "...create an enhanced, more relevant Barbie brand through an association with a progressive, girl-focused organization" (Marconi 2002, p.187). As more and more products are sold through socially or culturally based advertising, social marketing has moved beyond the traditional arenas of politics and social activism and into commercialism. Trying... Marketing for Non-profit Organisations The selling of social issues has become a business that is in the same...
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The Body in Health, Lifestyle or Sporting Magazines
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...Barbie doll: kindly send in an email to goldsink123 at the rate of gmail.com a thin and tall figure, always... ?Introduction The images of slim female bodies having a perfect look are everywhere: on Television, in printed media etc. These lucrative body shapesare able to sell anything they advertise, whether it is a perfume, mobile phone, a car or even an after-shave. However, this growing trend of portraying skinny models as icons of fashion creates an unusual predisposition in common women to seek for the popular image of ultra-thin American woman. The ultra thin female bodies have haunted the entire media. While going through the pages of a woman's magazines, whether it is Vogue or Women's Day or Good ...
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A Sociological Scavenger Hunt: an Experiment in Visual Sociology
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...Barbie dolls are the most famous dolls around the world and are considered as the queens of the doll galaxy. The dolls are a dream of every little girl around the world. Adorned with beautiful clothes and attractive features the dolls are an example of perfect yet plastic femininity. Mattel introduced the first Barbie doll at the American Toy Fair in New York in 1959 and the debutant...  ‘A SOCIOLOGICAL SCAVENGER HUNT’: AN EXPERIMENT IN VISUAL SOCIOLOGY 1) Find and photograph a popular toy for children. Is it a collection of multiple parts, pieces, or component? What is the approximate cost for these items? What role does this play in our understanding of status and social stratification? Answer: Ba...
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Once Upon A Quinceaera
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...doll was also a constant reminder of her thoughtless action that had cost her father a lot of money. As early settlers the finances of the family were limited and indulging in such frivolous "gifts" was a luxury that was ill afforded. Years later the Barbie doll, the icon of America, dressed like a Spanish dancer took on a new meaning for the author. The doll was a symbol of the multi cultures that co - existed in the States. It was nearly two decades later that Hispanic and black Barbie dolls appeared on the shelves of department stores in the US. [Alvarez 11-12] Ambivalence is also... Once Upon A Quinceaera Quinceaera, the celebration of womanhood at the threshold of girlhood is a popular trend in...
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Family Cultural Heritage
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...Barbie dolls, because she thought that I was a little too tomboyish and my skin was getting too dark by playing outdoor too much. The first doll reduced my outdoor playing, but it was a really great learning experience for me as I learned how to be more stylish by dressing my Barbie doll. This amounted to cultural influence in play, where as a girl, my mother saw it better for me to concentrate on games that suited by gender... Stephanie Jap Family Cultural Heritage RTM 352 Delfina 10/19 According to the development perspective theory of paly, paly is a mechanism that facilitates movement through predetermined stages, and facilitates adaption to the environment at each stage. Development implies that a...
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Critical thinking-Manufacturing Beauty
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...doll film was also an evident that mass media influence Jackson’s life-world. Cindy Jackson, 48, had 31 surgery operations over fourteen years to appear like Barbie “I watched a Barbie doll while I was six and said, ‘This is what I desire to appear like.’ She utilized $100,000 on surgeries because she ‘sought to appear better’, “Barbie was the plain canvas I packed in all those years before. It remained my role model.” Cindy supposed she was being ‘back trailed by her appearance’ and that with surgical procedure to create her more similar to her idol, she believed her self-esteem was heightened and has a better quality in life. Although this case in point is both extraordinary... ? Critical Thinking...
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MEMORY ABOUT FAMILY
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...Barbie doll in the front seat that my mother was dressing up in a softball uniform. My sister couldn't bat her way out of a bad movie". Yet, maybe because she was the baby of the family, she was the chosen one. The parking lot at the ballpark was nearly full by the time we arrived. I could still hear the crowd cheering above my mother's slurred swearing and my sister's complaining. It was always the same. "Don't embarrass me," my sister whined. My mother snapped back, "Don't embarrass yourself. Keep your eye on the ball and keep the glove in front of you." My mother had suddenly become an authority... The Joy of Striking Out The incessant honking of the horn in the driveway was not encouraging me to...
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Legally Blonde
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...Barbie-doll persona, Reese Witherspoons latest character has a surprisingly strong feminist agenda, writes Ron Dicker. Film historian Cari Beauchamp says the first film - a surprise hit two years ago - had a solid feminist agenda. “Her priorities are so clear," Beauchamp says. "There are self-worth issues. Women are taking care of women. Women who are friends are really important to each other, and they have to love each other first. All of that with this veneer of lip gloss and the Guccis and last years Prada.” Elle is the representation... Assignment Gender Socialization in Legally Blonde Legally Blonde at first sight is a movie that has been termed in the category of ‘chick flicks’ however the movie...
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How Did the 1960's Change America
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...Barbie Doll was the first toy that became available to the children in 1960. This inculcated an urge in the boys to have some toys of their own as there were some for the girls as well. This laid the basis of the creation of such other toys... ? 17 March The 1960’s change of the USA One of the most important times in the history of the USA was the 1960s. It was a time of change for the USA. In fact, 1960s have played a big role in getting the USA to where she stands today. Important factors related to the 1960s include but are not limited to the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the culture of hippies, and the development of children’s toys. The politics of the 1960s brought a revolutionary change...
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Autobiography Fictionalized
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...Barbie doll and a box filled with patchy handmade doll clothes I made from time to time during flushes of childish creativity and went to my room. Dad still wasn’t at home. Mom kept ironing bedlinen and his office shirts. “Honey, have you brushed your teeth?” I heard while I was diligently putting all my coloring books, pencils and dolls together (I was seven, but I was already clever and sedulous enough). I was naively thinking that father was always at home at the time I went to do my toilet in the evening. Scrubbing my teeth with one of those funny toothbrushes with hippo-shaped caps, I saw mom sitting at the table...
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Legally Blonde
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...Barbie-doll persona, Reese Witherspoon's latest character has a surprisingly strong feminist agenda, writes Ron Dicker. Film historian Cari Beauchamp says the first film - a surprise hit two years ago - had a solid feminist agenda. “Her priorities are so clear," Beauchamp says. "There are self-worth issues. Women are taking care of women. Women who are friends are really important to each other, and they have to love each other first. All of that with this veneer of lip gloss and the Guccis and last year's Prada.” Elle is the representation... ? Assignment Gender Socialization in Legally Blonde Legally Blonde at first sight is a movie that has been termed in the category of ‘chick flicks’ however the...
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American Cinena in the 60s70s
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...Barbie Doll as well as the sad demises of Marilyn Monroe and John F Kennedy brought with it many surprises. This was the age of the mini skirt and the war against racial stereotyping... American Cinema in the 1960s-70s The American Cinema in the 1960's is also known as New or Post ical Hollywood and was the time of such ics as Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and the Graduate (1967) and the work of young filmmakers who brought new traditions into the production and theme of Hollywood movies. This was a time of changing fashions and intense social changes. It was an era of civil rights and the Cuban missile. These monumental changes manifested themselves in the movie themes. The age of the "Beatlemania" and the Bar...
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Therapeutic Approach
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...Barbie doll might have been smashed under the tires of a car or she might have lost her favorite pet in an accident. She could not have been able to deal with her depression back then. She might have suppressed it and now it is showing in different forms of behavior and decisions she makes in her everyday life. Sources (n.d.). Some therapeutic approaches. College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Retrieved from http://www.cosrt.org.uk/therapeutic_approaches.asp Encyclopedia of Psychology. (2013). American psychological association. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/topics/therapy/psychotherapy-approaches.aspx Psychological and counseling...
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