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Title Barbie nation : an unauthorized tour. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 54 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
digital
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by New Day Films in 1998.
Summary The Barbie doll is not just the world's most popular toy, she's a Rorschach test, revealing attitudes about sexuality, body image, gender roles and creativity. Journeying from Barbie conventions to anti-Barbie demonstrations, from girls' play dates to Barbie web pages, Barbie Nation plumbs the cult of the Barbie doll, telling the Barbie stories of men, women and children. At the center of Barbie Nation is the story of Barbie creator and Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler. Handler's ironic rise and fall brings Barbie Nation to a climax that is about the creation of femininity and the marketing -- and subversion -- of femininity's icon.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Barbie dolls -- Social aspects.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Stern, Susan (Filmmaker), film director.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1182506 Kanopy
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