Images Of The Child / Edition 1

Images Of The Child / Edition 1

by Harry Eiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0879726547

ISBN-13: 9780879726546

Pub. Date: 06/15/1994

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

This collection of articles on images of the child offers an excellent range of perspectives on an equally wide range of concerns, including advertising, girls' book series, rap music, realistic fiction, games, dolls, violence, and movies. Taken together as a book, this collection confirms the complexity of the world of childhood, and demonstrates how strongly

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This collection of articles on images of the child offers an excellent range of perspectives on an equally wide range of concerns, including advertising, girls' book series, rap music, realistic fiction, games, dolls, violence, and movies. Taken together as a book, this collection confirms the complexity of the world of childhood, and demonstrates how strongly images of the child reflect the entire culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879726546
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
06/15/1994
Edition description:
1
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
From Seventeenth Summer to Miss Teen Sweet Valley: Female and Male Sex Roles in Teen Romances, 1942-9119
Exorcising the Devil Babies: Images of Children and Adolescents in the Best-Selling Horror Novel35
Bring the Noise (Gently?): The Role of Rap Music in an Adolescent Audience59
The Shifting Imagery of Childhood Amidst Japan's Consumer Affluence: The Birth of the "5 Pocket Child"77
Boys-R-Us: Board Games and the Socialization of Young Adolescent Girls103
Unfortunate Reality: Fictional Portrayals of Children and Violence115
Battered Dolls143
Towards Empowerment: Reflections on Children's Literature153
Growing Up in the Phoenix Award Books163
Winslow Homer's Lost Boys173
Targeting Baby-Boom Children as Consumers: Mattel Uses Television to Sell Talking Dolls187
Little Women in the 21st Century199
Bad Boys/Black Misfits: Ruth McEnery Stuart's Humor and "The Negro Question"215
Creating a Legacy: Black Women Writing for Children229
A Special Female Voice: The Heroine in Series Books for Girls245
The Reproduction of Gendering: Imaging Kids in Ads for Adults255
Creating Gender Expectations through Children's Advertising273
The Eva and Topsy Dichotomy in Advertising287
"What are you going to make out of this boy?": The Role of Poetry in the "Management" of Boys, 1875-1900307
Children on Board: Images from Candy Lands323
The Child in American Advertising, 1890-1960: Reflections of a Changing Society335
Contributors355

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