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  • 1. Krista Mae Sebastian Cultural Transformation of Barbie
  • 2. • Harold Mattson and Elliot Handler • Ruth Handler • Barbara and Ken Handler Indroducing the Family
  • 3. • March 9, 1959 • Barbie Millicent Roberts • Leo • Robert and Margareth Roberts
  • 4. 2009 1959
  • 5. • First version • Blonde/brunette hair • Blue eyes • “American way” – Fashion, haircut, and make-up
  • 6. Midge Barbie’s best friend
  • 7. • 1967 • Cousin Francie • Colored Francie • Unsuccessful • Nonconforming features – Color – Costume
  • 8. • Specialists – “Ethnically correct doll” – Fuller lips – Broader noses – Wider hips – Higher butts – Culturally specific clothes – Variations in hair
  • 9. • White Barbie – unsuccessful – “The too beautiful doll” • Smiling expression – Cover mouths • Eyes: wide open • Confident/arrogant – Reserved • Clothes: striking, independent, easy money, and expensive • Unappealing
  • 10. • Mild expression • Slightly parted lips • Brown eyes • Pale skin • Smaller breasts • Flat feet • Hair pulled back
  • 11. Bright colors on a cotton printed dress and a traditional braid
  • 12. Blond braids, starched cap, long striped skirt and clogs make up famous folkloric costumes
  • 13. Long black hair, headdress and lei of tropical flowers, and grass skirt for dancing the hula
  • 14. Printed dress with bright tribal designs
  • 15. Traditional sari and jewelry and a caste mark on her forehead
  • 16. Asian features and costumes add exoticism
  • 17. • Mattel Inc. • Handler family • Lilli • Barbie Millicent Roberts (1959) • First Barbie = White Barbie • First Black Barbie • Distinguishing Features
  • 18. Works Cited • Chin, Elizabeth. "Ethnically correct dolls: toying with the race industry." American Anthropologist 101.2 (1999): 305-21. OmniFile Full Text Mega. Web. 2 Nov. 2010. • Ducille, Ann. "Dyes and Dolls: Multicultural Barbie and the Merchandising of Difference." Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 6.1 (1994): 46. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 2 Nov. 2010. • Flickr.com • Honigsberg, Peter Jan. "A Barbie doll story." Phi Delta Kappan 77.3 (1995): 252. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 2 Nov. 2010. • Tosa, Marco. Barbie : Four Decades of Fashion, Fantasy, and Fun. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998. Print.