Author Archives: Keira B- Larrier

Why Mexican Barbie Represents Transnational Resistance

Why Mexican Barbie Represents Transnational Resistance By: Keira B.Larrier The transnational commodity analyzed in this article is the Mattel Barbie. Most places where Barbie has been sold have shown little to no resistance accepting Barbie‚Äôs image, however, some cultures surprisingly … Continue reading

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Theory of the Odd Barbie: Barbie’s Controversial History and Image

The article Who Created Barbie and Why?, which I reviewed from HowStuffWorks.com, gives me an exclusive perspective on the earliest years of Barbie. Ruth Handler, the owner of Mattel, originally intended to produce a doll that accurately represented the mature … Continue reading

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A Doll,Celebrity,Theorist, & Culture

Jennifer Lopez Interview – JLo Honored with her own Barbie Doll What do BARBIE, JLO, and APPADURAI Have in Common? By Keira B.Larrier The image of Barbie is important in American Society because it signifies femininity and womanhood, and it … Continue reading

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The NY Times & Good Hair

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/movies/09hair.html?_r=0 The York Times Review of the movie Good Hair directed by Chris Rock highlights some of the important issues about Black hair that made the movies debut not only expository of Black hair practices, but of the multi-million dollar … Continue reading

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Theories of The Underground

How does the genre of underground music continue to remain underground when the power of this genre alone has the power to uplift the notion of social reformation from the grave within American society? As a student attending St. Lawrence … Continue reading

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