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Deconstructing Dolls: Girlhoods and the Meanings of Play

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Deconstructing Dolls

Girlhoods and the Meanings of Play

Edited by Miriam Forman-Brunell

160 pages, 20 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-102-8 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Published (March 2021)

ISBN  978-1-80073-103-5 $27.95/£22.95 / Pb / Published (March 2021)

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In recent decades, emerging scholarship in the field of girlhood studies has led to a particular interest in dolls as sources of documentary evidence. Deconstructing Dolls pushes the boundaries of doll studies by expanding the definition of dolls, ages of doll players, sites of play, research methods, and application of theory. By utilizing a variety of new approaches, this collected volume seeks to understand the historical and contemporary significance of dolls and girlhood play, particularly as they relate to social meanings in the lives of girls and young women across race, age, time, and culture.

Miriam Forman-Brunell is Professor Emerita of History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Subject: Gender Studies and Sexuality Cultural Studies (General)


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