An American Icon in Puerto Rico: Barbie, Girlhood, and Colonialism at Play

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An American Icon in Puerto Rico: Barbie, Girlhood, and Colonialism at Play

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Since her creation in 1959, Barbie has become an icon of femininity to girls all over the world. In this study, author Emily R. Aguiló-Pérez focuses on a group of multigenerational Puerto Rican women and girls, exploring how playing with Barbie dolls as children has impacted their lives. By documenting the often-complicated relationships girls have with Barbie dolls, Aguiló-Pérez highlights the ways through which women and girls construct their own identities in relation to femininity, body image, race, and nationalism through Barbie play.

ISBN

978-1-80073-386-2

Publication Date

2-2022

Publisher

Berghahn Books

City

New York

Keywords

Barbie, gender studies, sexuality, Puerto Rico, Latin America, Caribbean, culture studies

Disciplines

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

An American Icon in Puerto Rico: Barbie, Girlhood, and Colonialism at Play

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