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Lord, M.G., Forever Barbie, William Morrow and Co.: New

York, 1994.

Lord's examination of Barbie's historical impact on U.S. culture and consumer society is the most complete published thus far. Lord provides a detailed examination of Barbie's "roots" and traces her changes through the latter half of the twentieth century.

McDonough, Yona Zeldis, ed., The Barbie Chronicles, New

York: Touchstone Books, 1999.

This anthology collects essays and poems about the plastic icon at the 40th anniversary of her creation. The best essays in this collection discuss Barbie as seen through the lenses of sexuality, gender, and race.

Piercy, Marge, Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1982.

This collection of interviews, essays, and reviews provides a first-hand account of Piercy's involvement with the women's movement and her views on her own, as well as others', poetry.

Varaste, Christopher, Face of the American Dream: Barbie...

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