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The Barbie Doll Assignment
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Jennings, Patricia K., and Bernadette Barton. 2010. “The Barbie Doll Assignment”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This assignment requires that students make a trip to a local toy store to observe Barbie and Ken dolls. Students are asked to attend to the: (a) presence of racially diverse Barbie and Ken dolls; (b) facial and body features of dolls by race and ethnicity; (c) presentation of dolls by gender and race (e.g., careers, clothing, accessories); and, (d)...

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