Essays Tagged: "Barbie"

Barbie; Destroying Self Images since 1959

tands a little over 11 inches tall and features a moveable head, arms and legs. The culprit's name? Barbie. The Crime? Destroying the self-image of little girls since 1959.When Barbie first hit the ma ... , the creator, Ruth Handler stated that she wanted to make the perfect role model for her children, Barbie and Ken. Parents everywhere ripped open their wallets, and rushed to the stores to buy these ...

(4 pages) 168 1 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Muriel's wedding critical analysis

-print dress. (3)Hogan establishes his characters rather quickly. The evil clique is made up of Barbielook-alikes who criticize Muriel for not wearing frosted lipstick. Muriel is clumsy,over ...

(3 pages) 106 1 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Franny and Zooey

ese waters like drift wood. I remembernothing but living in a joyful bliss. My only tragdy was when Barbie'sbeloved Ken's head fell off.We are all increadibly innocent as children. We will reach out t ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Response to "Why I Hate The Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield

Danielle Steele.First of all, Redfield's characters are more two-dimentional and unbelieveable than Barbie paper dolls. 'The characters...are featureless mouthpiecesfor the monotone authorial voice,' ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Glimpse of a true "Toy Story" The Mattel Legacy.

, Mattel is indeed the international icon and toy standards guiding force. From the introduction of Barbie back in 1959 to the most sought after toy of a decade, yep I am talking about the cute, brigh ... n though imprecise -- I am referring mainly to Mattel's historical impacts and family values icons. Barbie has changed very little over the years, just like Mattel's superior community efforts, safety ...

(2 pages) 142 1 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Toys of all ages- essays talks about toys young boys and girls would use or collect

toy, but in a different style. Collector toys people cherish are Matchbox cars, Beanie babies, and Barbie.Matchbox cars have been played with by males of all ages. Young boys who had two or more matc ... utting a toy in a case is good for collecting items. One famous collecting toy for females would be Barbie.Barbie dolls have been loves by girls and women for years. In fact, Barbie has been around si ...

(3 pages) 45 0 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Gender in Society

I suppose I thought the color pink was pretty at the time. My room was pink, my bike was pink, and Barbie's corvette was pink. Why should it be any other way? As I look back at the photographs of the ... I suppose I thought the color pink was pretty at the time. My room was pink, my bike was pink, and Barbie's corvette was pink. Why should it be any other way? As I look back at the photographs of the ...

(14 pages) 314 1 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Matel case study

ust 22, 1996. She had served the company for 15 years and during these years as product manager for Barbie she tripled Barbie's sales to $ 1.4 billion between 1988 and 1995As CEO, Jill Barad primary g ... ed the goalFirst she would continue profitable practice of extending the company's existing brands (Barbie, Fisher Price, Hot Wheels, Disney licenses).Second, she would develop new product categories, ...

(4 pages) 120 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Humorous Creative Writing- "There goes my job" words: 1015

go, but I can remember it as if it was yesterday...It was like any other day in the toy store. The "Barbies" were in alphabetical order from "Alpinist Barbie version 2 " to "Zelene, Barbie's special f ...

(4 pages) 47 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Woman's participation in competitive physical activity

is substantially different between both sexes. Right from early childhood where females are given a Barbie to play with and boys are given trucks. Down to early teenagers where females are promoted an ...

(1 pages) 27 0 2.7 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Summary: "Our Barbies, Ourselves" by Emily Prager.

"Our Barbies, Ourselves", written by Emily Prager, is based on stereotypes set by society and their appea ... s. Prager found it an astonishing that one of Jack Ryan's accomplishments dealt with helping design Barbie.Prager never understood why a woman would design Barbie the way she is for younger girls to l ... stood why a woman would design Barbie the way she is for younger girls to look up too. She compared Barbie's design to a playmate at the Playboy Mansion or a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show whe ...

(1 pages) 10959 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Women in Sports.

As a child, I remember playing with my Barbie's, teddy bears, and my pretend realistic baby dolls. I played sports but they weren't the mos ...

(5 pages) 57 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Growing Up and Moving Out.

ut on my own. Could I take my parents with me? No - moving out just wasn't about leaving behind the Barbie's and the frilly fuchsia bed spread, it was about growing my own backbone, even if I had to d ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Reflective Response - "Who Is Barbie, Anyway? - M.G. Lord - A Reflective Response discussing the conflict of Lord's article

Lord, M.G. "Who Is Barbie, Anyway?" 1994. Retellings: A Thematic Literature Anthology. Eds. Clarke, M.B. and A.G. Clark ... hematic Literature Anthology. Eds. Clarke, M.B. and A.G. Clarke. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2004.744-752."Barbie: Life in Plastic." Economist. 19 Dec. 2002. 2002. The Economist Group. Date ac ... ist. 19 Dec. 2002. 2002. The Economist Group. Date accessed: 4 March, 2006.Lord sees Barbie as representative of middle-class values and respectability. Considering the Barbie outfits a ...

(2 pages) 3203 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Body image

are also cutting down on food causing eating disorders like Anorexia ( a nervous loss of appetite). Barbie and G.I. Joe dolls cause a lot of children to worry about their body image. More should be do ... journal,1999, page 67) This problem is a major cause in the increase of steroid use by young boys. Barbie on the other hand is worse it makes little girls think that is how they should look. "Barbie ...

(4 pages) 90 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

For a product of your choice discuss why it is important for marketers to 'balance' the marketing mix.

ve, these additional P's are people, physical evidence and process.When dealing with a product like Barbie, marketers need to identify their target markets, these being young girls, grandparents and p ... esented as always being kind and fun and also doing different jobs, so every girl can relate to one Barbie doll or another. A doll needs to be of good quality, especially since children are not known ...

(4 pages) 72 1 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Advertising And Gender Roles

evolve around cars, trucks, video/computer games and superheroes. Little girls' commercials promote Barbie and baby dolls, kitchen sets, make-up/jewelry/dress-up sets, and fairy tale princesses. These ... h the toy, the defined roles for each sex. Girls have little hope to succeed if their role model is Barbie, the beautiful blonde who, unrealistically, has Grunewald 2 everything she wants (and probabl ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


r Brittany, nor Ashley, not even Michelle, which were the common names of the girls my age. She was Barbie, which was a name as unique as the lady.If Bill Gates and all of his worldly posessions were ... ions were turned suddenly to plastic, then by far the glimmering, luxiourious, pink casted world of Barbie would outshine. Barbie earned these riches. She was an entrepreneur, who took on the world in ...

(1 pages) 10 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Doll Dreams

om a blonde haired, abnormally tanned, disproportioned plastic body? You have if you've ever seen a Barbie display. If you're a girl, have you ever looked at this mountain of accessorized, made-up "pr ... tty"� dolls and wished that you could be that way to? Have you ever desperately wanted to be Barbie? Or, if you're a boy, have you ever wished that maybe your girlfriend could look like Barbie? ...

(7 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Advertising And Geder Stereotypes

kely you'd play with dolls. These toys highlight the main aim of advertisements aimed at women. The barbie provides a role model for the susceptible child, and encourages the child to focus on appeara ... odel to this circumstance: "˜Who', being the advertisers, "˜says what': girls play with barbies, "˜to whom': Young female children, the channel being some type of advert and the effe ...

(5 pages) 54 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers