The Prettier Doll

The Prettier Doll

Rhetoric, Discourse, and Ordinary Democracy

eBook - 2007
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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. One doll was black, the other white, and each wore a different colored dress. All of the adults picked the Barbie in the purple dress, while nearly all of the fifth graders picked the white Barbie. When the student's experiment was banned an uproar resulted that spread to the national media.
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2007
ISBN: 9780817380236
081738023X
0817315756
0817354395
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 304 pages)

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