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The Good The Bad And The Barbie

Author : Tanya Lee Stone
ISBN : 0670011878
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Examines how the Barbie doll became the icon that she is and the impact she has had on our culture through passionate anecdotes and memories from a range of girls and women.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Debates For The Digital Age The Good The Bad And The Ugly Of Our Online World 2 Volumes

Author : Danielle Sarver Coombs
ISBN : 9781440801242
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 52.95 MB
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By evaluating the Internet's impact on key cultural issues of the day, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the seismic technological and cultural shifts the Internet has created in contemporary society. • Includes essays on overarching themes and issues that are essential to understanding Internet culture, including privacy, celebrity, superficiality, and the personal toll online living can have on users • Addresses current Internet material as well as classic memes, sites, and products • Engages readers through a deliberately provocative point of view • Provides a comprehensive examination of the realities surrounding Internet culture, which can be extremely positive or very ugly • Differentiates itself from other examinations of Internet culture through emphasis on continuing themes rather than time-specific content • Takes a distinctly international approach to the topic of today's digital, interconnected world
Category: Technology & Engineering

Barbie Forever

Author : Robin Gerber
ISBN : 9780760365779
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 70.41 MB
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Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, fully authorized portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more—including a foreword by Olympic fencing medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad. A double-sided foldout timeline showcases important moments in Barbie history. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world. Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been breaking boundaries and highlighting major moments in art, fashion, and culture. She has been an interpreter of taste and style in every historic period she has lived through and has reflected female empowerment through the more than 200 careers she has embodied. Today, an international icon, Barbie continues to spark imaginations and influence conversations around the world. Barbie Forever is a vibrant celebration for the "Barbie Girl" in all of us.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Sage Encyclopedia Of Economics And Society

Author : Frederick F. Wherry
ISBN : 9781506346175
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87.12 MB
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Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.
Category: Social Science

How Barbie Met Ken

Author : Chelsie Nikol
ISBN : 9781304593603
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Have you ever wondered what life would be like for Barbie and Ken before the peak of their perfect existence? In this new imagining, Nicolette Barbie Evans and Kenji McCoy were destined to become art partners their senior year of high school. The only problem is that she is a beauty queen and he is a social outcast. Through the final semester of their senior year they both come to the realization that they are not so different from each other after all. With elderly companions who talk like sailors, “populars” who abuse their bodies, and a desire to love no matter what the cost. Told in the point of views of both Barbie and Ken, How Barbie met Ken will make a refreshing splash in the New Adult genre.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

International Directory Of Company Histories

Author : Jay P. Pederson
ISBN : 1558625062
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 86.24 MB
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Provides detailed histories of many of the largest and most influential companies worldwide. Intended for reference use by students, business persons, librarians, historians, economists, investors, job candidates, and others who want to learn more about the historical development of the world's most important companies.
Category: Business & Economics

School Library Journal

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ISBN : PSU:000061810051
Genre : Children's libraries
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Category: Children's libraries

Barbie S Queer Accessories

Author : Erica Rand
ISBN : UVA:X002623902
Genre : Psychology
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In lively chapters based on extensive interviews, the author discusses adult testimony from both Barbie "survivors" and enthusiasts and explores how memories of the doll fit into women's lives. She also looks at cultural reappropriations of Barbie by artists, collectors, and lesbians and gay men, and considers resistance to Barbie as a form of social and political activism. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Psychology


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ISBN : UCLA:L0081260911
Genre : Advertising
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Vols. for 1981- include four special directory issues.
Category: Advertising

Good Products Bad Products Essential Elements To Achieving Superior Quality

Author : James Adams
ISBN : 9780071782418
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 53.82 MB
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What is the secret behind every successful product? Why are people willing to pay more for a BMW than a Chevrolet? How could Apple iPhones represent only 4% of the world’s cell phone market in 2011 but take in 50% of the profits? The answer is quality. In this provocative new book, bestselling author James L. Adams provides a brilliant, in-depth look at the powerful but elusive qualities that can make or break a product’s success. A must-read for managers, designers, manufacturers, and marketers, this groundbreaking approach will change the way you think about your product—and show you why it’s more important than ever to deliver the highest quality possible. In Good Products, Bad Products, you’ll learn how to: : Maximize your product’s performance—and minimize the cost Appeal to your customer’s emotions—with elegance and sophistication Make sure your product is a perfect fit—that’s human, cultural, and global With competition growing stronger and fiercer every year, product quality has become the number-one factor in a company’s success. Adams points out that there will always be a stable demand for a high-quality product. By addressing every aspect of product quality—from the technical to the practical to the aesthetic—you can develop a product that your company will be proud of and your customers will love. Along the way, you’ll hear fascinating case studies of famous brands that became victims of their own success—like Kodak, IBM, Zenith, and GM—and struggled to recover lost ground. You’ll see how some countries like Japan surged ahead by offering better products than anyone on the globe. You’ll learn how some U.S. manufacturers remained successful in spite of the foreign market’s lower wages. And you’ll discover the top industry secrets for prioritizing quality throughout the company, delivering products that are the best in their class. Now more than ever, quality matters. Good Products, Bad Products gives you the edge—so you can give your customers the best product possible. James L. Adams is professor emeritus at Stanford University, where he chaired several programs, taught courses on design and creativity, and participated in many executive programs. Trained as an engineer and artist, he has conducted corporate workshops around the world and has written the bestselling guide to creativity and innovation, Conceptual Blockbusting.
Category: Business & Economics

International Directory Of Company Histories

Author : Jay Pederson
ISBN : UOM:39076001911606
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 75.2 MB
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Multi-volume major reference work bringing together histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location. For students, job candidates, business executives, historians and investors.
Category: Business & Economics

The Barbie Murders

Author : John Varley
ISBN : UOM:39015052398800
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 68.52 MB
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Tells the stories of a talking bomb, an asteroid vacation land, murder at a settlement where all the inhabitants are identical, a man enjoying his second childhood, a living black hole, and others
Category: Fiction

Klaus Barbie

Author : Ladislas de Hoyos
ISBN : UOM:39015013407898
Genre : France
File Size : 54.88 MB
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Category: France

Barbie Casselman S Good For You Cooking

Author : Barbie Casselman
ISBN : 0394223276
Genre : Cookbooks
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One of Canada's best-known nutritionists presents up-to-date information on nutrition and exercise, commonly asked questions about nutrition, as well as more than 140 recipes.
Category: Cookbooks

Bipolar Barbie

Author : Kyle Bishop
ISBN : 9781426974502
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 90.53 MB
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For Kyle Bishop, making wrong choices was just a way of life. But as a young girl, she had no idea these bad decisions were a direct result of living with bipolar disorder. The life she recounts in Bipolar Barbie is one marked by poor judgment—until a proper diagnosis and medication changed Benson's life. Benson tells of a life filled with chaos. Born of a sixteen-year-old mother into a dysfunctional family, Bishop must cope with her own marriage at age sixteen and divorce just weeks later; six subsequent marriages; a destructive lifestyle of two- or three-day parties; her confinement in a mental institution—and her eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Bipolar Barbie provides an intimate understanding of the disorder's effects, distills the stigma attached to bipolar disorder, and shows that with proper medical treatment, there can be hope for those who are afflicted with this disease.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Perspectives On Argument

Author : Nancy V. Wood
ISBN : 0131729993
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For Freshman Composition Courses and Argumentative Writing Courses. Nancy Wood's Perspectives on Argument offers the most complete coverage of the research paper available in an argument writing text. This argument book explains argument theory clearly and applies it to written, visual, and oral argument. It presents complete instructions on how to write a research paper that makes an argument. It encourages students to find multiple perspectives on issues before they decide on their own perspective, and it provides strategies for finding common ground. A classroom-tested assignment sequence allows students to progress from easy to more difficult writing tasks and to integrate classroom reading, thinking, and writing at every stage as they complete them. Also, the readings provide thought-provoking essays that help students form their own opinions about modern issues.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Consumer Society Reader

Author : Juliet Schor
ISBN : 9781595587589
Genre : Social Science
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The Consumer Society Reader features a range of key works on the nature and evolution of consumer society. Included here is much-discussed work by leading critics such as Jean Baudrillard, Susan Bordo, Dick Hebdige, bell hooks, and Janice Radway. Also included is a full range of classics, such as Frankfurt School writers Adorno and Horkheimer on the Culture Industry; Thorstein Veblen's oft-cited writings on "conspicuous consumption"; Betty Friedan on the housewife's central role in consumer society; John Kenneth Galbraith's influential analysis of the "affluent society"; and Pierre Bourdieu on the notion of "taste." "Consumer society--the 'air we breathe,' as George Orwell has described it--disappears during economic downtruns and political crises. It becomes visible again when prosperity seems secure, cultural transformation is too rapid, or enviornmental disasters occur. Such is the time in which we now find ourselves. As the roads clog with gas-guzzling SUVs and McMansions proliferate in the suburbs, the nation is once again asking fundamental questions about lifestyle. Has 'luxury fever,' to use Robert Frank's phrase, gotten out of hand? Are we really comfortable with the 'Brand Is Me' mentality? Have we gone too far in pursuit of the almighty dollar, to the detriment of our families, communities, and natural enviornment? Even politicians, ordinarily impermeable to questions about consumerism, are voicing doubts... [and] polls suggest majorities of Americans feel the country has become too materialistic, too focused on getting and spending, and increasingly removed from long-standing non-materialist values." —From the introduction by Douglas B. Holt and Juliet B. Schor
Category: Social Science

The Children S Culture Reader

Author : Henry Jenkins
ISBN : 0814742319
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Stock market euphoria and blind faith in the post cold war economy have driven the topic of poverty from popular and scholarly discussion in the United States. At the same time the gap between the rich and poor has never been wider. The New Poverty Studies critically examines the new war against the poor that has accompanied the rise of the New Economy in the past two decades, and details the myriad ways poor people have struggled against it. The essays collected here explore how global, national, and local structures of power produce poverty and affect the material well-being, social relations and politicization of the poor. In updating the 1960s encounter between ethnography and U.S. poverty, The New Poverty Studies highlights the ways poverty is constructed across multiple scales and multiple axes of difference. Questioning the common wisdom that poverty persists because of the pathology, social isolation and welfare state "dependency" of the poor, the contributors to The New Poverty Studies point instead to economic restructuring and neoliberal policy "reforms" which have caused increased social inequality and economic polarization in the U.S. Contributors include: Georges Fouron, Donna Goldstein, Judith Goode, Susan B. Hyatt, Catherine Kingfisher, Peter Kwong, Vin Lyon-Callo, Jeff Maskovsky, Sandi Morgen, Leith Mullings, Frances Fox Piven, Matthew Rubin, Nina Glick Schiller, Carol Stack, Jill Weigt, Eve Weinbaum, Brett Williams, and Patricia Zavella. "These contributions provide a dynamic understanding of poverty and immiseration" --North American Dialogue, Vol. 4, No. 1, Nov. 2001
Category: Family & Relationships