Essays Tagged: "barbie dolls"

"Bridget Jones's Diary"

outward appearance, which causes many women to get sucked into thinking they have to be replicas of Barbie dolls just to be able to achieve anything in life. This is what causes so many young girls to ...

(5 pages) 70 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


1.For me, Barbie dolls evoke a feeling of a lifestyle that is rich, extravagant, and showy. The values that co ... sumerism, and the desire to show off to others. I assume that people who want a lifestyle like what Barbie promotes are shallow and empty. There is no internal substance, only what shows on the outsid ... d empty. There is no internal substance, only what shows on the outside is of prime importance. The Barbie dolls play a central role in the story because the girls are poor, and want to have rich live ...

(3 pages) 111 2 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Marketing Effects On Children.

reats, hamburgers, French fries and chicken nuggets are marketed in intriguing and appetizing ways. Barbie dolls and other animated toys from the movie Tarzan were frequently advertised. Hair shampoo ... ads. Some animation was used; however, real kids were most frequently used. For example, the ad for Barbie shows Barbie as a real person playing soccer with one of the players from the US Women's Socc ...

(11 pages) 193 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Why do girls play with Barbies and boys with race cars?

the toys that will be evaluated in terms of the contribution to the child's development will be the Barbie doll and the race car. Therefore, the obvious question that this essay will attempt to answer ... say will attempt to answer is: "What happens in a child's development to make a girl attracted to a Barbie doll and a boy repulsed by it?" or simply "How is gender developed?"To answer this question t ...

(8 pages) 239 2 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Barbie doll represents many things in American society, but at the end of the day she is just a doll.

The Barbie doll represents many things in American society, but at the end of the day she is just a doll ... a doll. While Barbie is a strong positive figure, she was created to be a doll, not a social icon. Barbie is basically a three-dimensional portrait, supposedly an accurate representation of an averag ... course the perceptions of "average", "modern", and "American" have all changed over the years since Barbie's conceived in 1959. The doll's image has evolved, too, both in an effort to keep up with the ...

(3 pages) 56 1 2.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Gender differance

like cars and toys that make violent noises unlike baby girls. The majority of baby girls play with Barbie dolls and toys that make entertaining noises. In fact, baby girls like to play with quiet and ...

(4 pages) 89 0 4.2 Jun/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Nurture has a lot To Do with Gender Roles We Play

nd responsibilities. For example, it is typically thought that boys like trucks, whereas girls like Barbie Dolls; boys are more interested in science, whereas girls are more interested in arts. Gender ... with trucks and engage in sports activities. In contrast, girls are usually encouraged to play with Barbie dolls and engage in housekeeping activities. Furthermore, children can learn different gender ...

(3 pages) 102 2 4.3 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy

The poem, "Barbie Doll", is about a girl who was growing up in a society which regard highly of female beauty. ... ch regard highly of female beauty. The title illustrates that most females were expected to be like Barbie dolls. These dolls cast pressure on the girl to be like supermodel. In this story, the girl f ... hat the girl went through as she matures. She is constantly teased for not looking like the typical Barbie dolls.The second paragraph began with mentioning the girl’s positive aspects, such as &# ...

(2 pages) 46 3 4.3 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Cartoon violence

nths ago when visiting a friend, I was disturbed to see her eight-year old sister making one of her Barbie dolls, in her Barbie Ferrari, run over another Barbie. When I asked why she was making her do ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Economic Determinist Criticism Of "Barbie-Q"

Sociological/ Economic Determinist Criticism of "Barbie Q", by Sandra Cisneros What does it mean to be rich? Is it not possible for a person ... e to believe in the idea that wealth is somewhat connected to money. After reading the short story "Barbie-Q" by Sandra Cisneros I believe that many more will change their prospective in regards to th ... appiness? The propose of this paper is to give a sociological/ economic determinist criticism over "Barbie-Q" by Sandra Cisneros. Cisneros' economic condition in Barbie-Q is that she and her si ...

(3 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Why I Want To Become A Civil Engineer

e has made our society today and possible I have the desire to want to fix the problems. As a child Barbie dolls filled my toy box, and arts and crafts filled my basement. I enjoy the challenge of mak ...

(5 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


thing. Hillary agreed to go with her. When they walked into the toy store, Hillary flew over to the Barbie dolls. Her eyes widened with excitement. "What about this one?" the mother asked Hillary pick ...

(2 pages) 886 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

The World of Advertisement: The Truth about Children's Programming

mmercial breaks I was hypnotized. They would advertise products like Hot Wheels, Power Rangers, and Barbie Dolls. I was in my own little world. Little did I know everything I was watching was carefull ... ority of the time. The only time a female appeared was during a feminine type of commercial such as Barbie doll, other than that the males dominated the airwaves. Even more discouraging is the lack of ...

(5 pages) 21 1 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Culture Artifacts and Today Scholes-Ann DuCille

that even visual texts such as commercials have a sense of culture to them. DuCille talks about how Barbie dolls give a false image of cultures. How much do cultural artifacts actually represent the w ... e is already false. However are all cultural artifacts poorly expressing culture? Anne DuCille uses Barbie as an example of a cultural artifact. When talking about Shani, the African American Barbie, ...

(6 pages) 4204 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Rites of Passage"

enstrual cycles, grow pubic and under arm hairs. They change their childish ways, stop playing with Barbie dolls, baby dolls, and other games they played with they were younger. They begin to act more ...

(6 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Barbie's Marketing Analysis

Mattel/Barbie Marketing Analysis � PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT �10� Mattel/Barbie Marketing An ... 3; PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT �10� Mattel/Barbie Marketing Analysis PaperHistory of Mattel / BarbieBarbie was launched in 1959 and became an instant hit. Today, sales of the dolls and merchandi ... t hit. Today, sales of the dolls and merchandise total more than $1.5 billion U.S. annually, making Barbie the most successful branded toy in history. More than a billion dolls have been sold since 19 ...

(9 pages) 56 0 0.0 Jul/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Feminist Film Theory: Legally Blonde

t might not be apparent, but parents establish these values while we are children. Girls are handed Barbie Dolls, play house, and are raised to believe that they should be the beautiful stay-at-home t ... t she should look like, which is another stereotype apparent in this movie. Because girls are given Barbie Dolls, we have this idea in our head that the typical All-American woman should resemble clos ...

(8 pages) 3 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study