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Barbie: Barbie

Depth Study- Society and Culture

Using Resources in Accessit

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..


In her 59 years, Barbie has become a fashion icon and a topic among feminists. Rethinking Barbie features newly discovered footage and unprecedented access to Barbie's inner workings.


Retail and fashion guru Mary Portas ventures into the blonde bombshell's world to find out whether Barbie's days are numbered?

Barbie dolls have been criticized for portraying an unrealistic figure for females. Is this affecting how young girls view themselves? Cristen Conger is here to tell you about the new doll Lammily, and how viewing a more realistic doll could help girls with their self-image.

You Tube

This video program, produced by Modesto Junior College video producer Wes Page, documents an experiment by Professor Sam Pierstorff and his English 101 class. Small children are asked questions about Barbie dolls of different ethnicity.


Barbie is committed to shining a light on empowering role models past and present in an effort to inspire more girls. As a key part of our ongoing global initiative, the Dream Gap Project, we’re introducing girls to women’s stories from all walks of life to show them they can be anything. #MoreRoleModels

Metamorphosis of Barbie doll