The Prettier Doll: Rhetoric, Discourse, and Ordinary Democracy

The Prettier Doll: Rhetoric, Discourse, and Ordinary Democracy

by Karen Tracy
     
 

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Essays in the The Prettier Doll focus on the same local controversy: in 2001,a third-grade girl in Colorado submitted an experiment to the school science fair. She asked 30 adults and 30 fifth-graders which of two Barbie dolls was prettier.

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Essays in the The Prettier Doll focus on the same local controversy: in 2001,a third-grade girl in Colorado submitted an experiment to the school science fair. She asked 30 adults and 30 fifth-graders which of two Barbie dolls was prettier.

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“What makes this volume unique is the assumption that local or grassroots sites of struggle and controversy offer a fertile and untapped resource for examining democratic practices in the contexts in which members in a democratic polity experience them. In a sense, such work sets the basis for a truly radical (in the sense of basic) theory of democratic political practice.”            —John Louis Lucaites, Indiana University

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ISBN-13:
9780817354398
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
09/23/2007
Series:
Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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