unit eight

Barbie & The Rock: Gender, Bodies & Play



case study guidelines


CASE STUDY: Barbie Dolls

1) You will begin preparing your case study research by first reading all the assigned materials for that class day. These are the texts everyone in class will read in advance of your session. These reading will introduce you to some important concepts, terms, and ideas.

2) You will want to preview the video we will be screening in class, Barbie Liberation Organization.

3) Your cases study should research the history of the Barbie doll, should explore the issues of beauty, play, girls role, women's roles. Basic feminist ideas about media images of women, beauty, and women on display as commodities. There are many websites on this issue and numerous books and articles. You will want to include analysis of what the doll/s represent.