Index
Academic knowledge, 20-21; and activism,
5-10,20-21,151,188-192
ACT UP,
148, 150, 157, 169
Adult consumers: on Barbie as "Sister From
Another Planet," 102-105, 127-130; on
Barbie's ethnicity, 118-122; on Barbie's
hair, 118-120, 128; on Barbie's race, 100,
122-123; on Barbie's sexuality, 100, 114,
116, 121, 124, 205 n. 43; on body image,
132; and class status, 97, 116-118, 121,
126-129; as gender outlaws, 106; on gen-
der stereotypes, 132; as interpreters and
theorists, 128-130
Amerman, John, 71-73
Apter, Emily, 139
Artistic intention: and creation of meaning,
8; and cultural producers, 38-39; in "high
art,"
38-39, 45; of Mattei, 38-40, 44-45,
63, 86, 88-92.
See also
Construction of
meaning
Ashabraner, Joan, 33
Authenticity: homemade vs. store-bought
clothes, 96-97, 116-119, 126; and Mat-
tei tag, 96-97; real vs. imitation Barbies,
96-98
Barad, Jill, 24, 66-67, 73
Barale, Michele, 125
Barbie: age of, 24, 52; and anatomical cor-
rectness, 45-46; as blank slate, 40, 59,
63-66,85,92,99, 127; as blond, 14-17,
78; breasts of, 29, 46, 58, 66, 123-124;
contested value of, 98; cultural capital of,
51; invention of, 24-38; last name of, 24,
49, 65, 82; meaning located in, 98; mea-
surements of, 22-26; myths of origin, I,
24, 29-38; as "other," 54-55; parents of,
49, 52; and pro-military patriotism, 6, 8,
55, 76; as role model, 17, 27-29,42,66,
98, 114, 149-150; sexuality of, 58, 87,
193; as status symbol, 96, 124-127; un-
controversial politics of, 6, 74-77,87, 154;
and weight, 142, 153.
See also
Diversity;
Ethnicity; Race
Barbie Bazaar, 21, 35-37, 40, 42
Barbie Children's Summit, 6, 73-77
Barbie clothes: consumers on, 117-119;
homemade vs. store-bought, 96-97,
116-119, 126.
See also
Authenticity
Barbie comics: children's critique of, 143, 205
n. 46; and dieting advice, 75-76; people
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