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Overview

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.

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Contributors offer different perspectives on advertising, girls' book series, rap music, realistic fiction, dolls, and movies, and demonstrate how images of the child reflect the entire culture. Subjects include female and male sex roles in teen romances, images of children in horror novels, and board games and the socialization of young adolescents. Paper edition (unseen), $25.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879726546
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/1994
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 366
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 1
From Seventeenth Summer to Miss Teen Sweet Valley: Female and Male Sex Roles in Teen Romances, 1942-91 19
Exorcising the Devil Babies: Images of Children and Adolescents in the Best-Selling Horror Novel 35
Bring the Noise (Gently?): The Role of Rap Music in an Adolescent Audience 59
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 Girls 103
Unfortunate Reality: Fictional Portrayals of Children and Violence 115
Battered Dolls 143
Towards Empowerment: Reflections on Children's Literature 153
Growing Up in the Phoenix Award Books 163
Winslow Homer's Lost Boys 173
Targeting Baby-Boom Children as Consumers: Mattel Uses Television to Sell Talking Dolls 187
Little Women in the 21st Century 199
Bad Boys/Black Misfits: Ruth McEnery Stuart's Humor and "The Negro Question" 215
Creating a Legacy: Black Women Writing for Children 229
A Special Female Voice: The Heroine in Series Books for Girls 245
The Reproduction of Gendering: Imaging Kids in Ads for Adults 255
Creating Gender Expectations through Children's Advertising 273
The Eva and Topsy Dichotomy in Advertising 287
"What are you going to make out of this boy?": The Role of Poetry in the "Management" of Boys, 1875-1900 307
Children on Board: Images from Candy Lands 323
The Child in American Advertising, 1890-1960: Reflections of a Changing Society 335
Contributors 355
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