Barbie v. Hairspray: Gender, Beauty, and Race

 

Barbie v. Hairspray: Gender, Beauty, and Race

Thesis: Both Barbie and Hairspray are cultural phenomena that helped shape this generation and the way we perceive gender, beauty, and race; by comparing and contrasting these two phenomena, one can see that while both were incredibly influential, Barbie perpetrated gender stereotypes while Hairspray changed the way we look at gender in relation to beauty and race.

Paragraph 1:

         
Race

         
Barbie for most of its creation idolized the white woman

         
Hairspray focused on the beauty within other cultures and the beauty within them

         
Ex for barbie: check email from Emily

         
Ex for hairspray:

Paragraph 2:

         
Beauty

         
Barbie focused on blue eyes, blond hair, thin waist

         
Hairspray focused on tracy and her completely different body

Paragraph 3:

         
Occupations

         
Similar in terms that women cooked, cleaned, and pleased men

         
Barbie has branched out to let children know that they can have any job they want

         
Tracy broke away from that and fought her way to tv

         
Tracy was not shy and protested whites

 

Articles to use:

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https://www-jstor-org.cat1.lib.trentu.ca/stable/190373?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=barbie&searchText=AND&searchText=race&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3Fwc%3Don%26amp%3BQuery%3Dbarbie%2BAND%2Brace%26amp%3Bgroup%3Dnone%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bfc%3Doff&ab_segments=0%2Ftbsub-1%2Frelevance_config_with_defaults&refreqid=search%3A971ba0b5aaa7e9695245b24f0adbede7&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

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https://www-jstor-org.cat1.lib.trentu.ca/stable/23275091?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=barbie&searchText=AND&searchText=race&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3Fwc%3Don%26amp%3BQuery%3Dbarbie%2BAND%2Brace%26amp%3Bgroup%3Dnone%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bfc%3Doff&ab_segments=0%2Ftbsub-1%2Frelevance_config_with_defaults&refreqid=search%3A971ba0b5aaa7e9695245b24f0adbede7&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

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https://www-jstor-org.cat1.lib.trentu.ca/stable/1321088?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=barbie&searchText=AND&searchText=race&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3Fwc%3Don%26amp%3BQuery%3Dbarbie%2BAND%2Brace%26amp%3Bgroup%3Dnone%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bfc%3Doff&ab_segments=0%2Ftbsub-1%2Frelevance_config_with_defaults&refreqid=search%3A971ba0b5aaa7e9695245b24f0adbede7&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

 

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