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Book Playing with America s Doll

Download or read book Playing with America s Doll written by Emilie Zaslow and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-08-14 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This critical account of the American Girl brand explores what its books and dolls communicate to girls about femininity, racial identity, ethnicity, and what it means to be an American. Emilie Zaslow begins by tracing the development of American Girl and situates the company’s growth and popularity in a social history of girl power media culture. She then weaves analyses of the collection’s narrative and material representations with qualitative research on mothers and girls. Examining the dolls with both a critical eye and a fan’s curiosity, Zaslow raises questions about the values espoused by this iconic American brand.

Book Beyond the Synagogue

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rachel B. Gross
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2022-11
  • ISBN : 1479820512
  • Pages : 271 pages

Download or read book Beyond the Synagogue written by Rachel B. Gross and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2022-11 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist for the 2021 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies Honorable Mention, 2021 Saul Viener Book Prize, given by the American Jewish Historical Society Reveals nostalgia as a new way of maintaining Jewish continuity In 2007, the Museum at Eldridge Street opened at the site of a restored nineteenth-century synagogue originally built by some of the first Eastern European Jewish immigrants in New York City. Visitors to the museum are invited to stand along indentations on the floor where footprints of congregants past have worn down the soft pinewood. Here, many feel a palpable connection to the history surrounding them. Beyond the Synagogue argues that nostalgic activities such as visiting the Museum at Eldridge Street or eating traditional Jewish foods should be understood as American Jewish religious practices. In making the case that these practices are not just cultural, but are actually religious, Rachel B. Gross asserts that many prominent sociologists and historians have mistakenly concluded that American Judaism is in decline, and she contends that they are looking in the wrong places for Jewish religious activity. If they looked outside of traditional institutions and practices, such as attendance at synagogue or membership in Jewish Community Centers, they would see that the embrace of nostalgia provides evidence of an alternative, under-appreciated way of being Jewish and of maintaining Jewish continuity. Tracing American Jews’ involvement in a broad array of ostensibly nonreligious activities, including conducting Jewish genealogical research, visiting Jewish historic sites, purchasing books and toys that teach Jewish nostalgia to children, and seeking out traditional Jewish foods, Gross argues that these practices illuminate how many American Jews are finding and making meaning within American Judaism today.

Book The Publishers Weekly

Download or read book The Publishers Weekly written by and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 692 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Storybook Worlds Made Real

Download or read book Storybook Worlds Made Real written by Kathy Merlock Jackson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-04-29 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memorable children's narratives immerse readers in imaginary worlds that bring them into the story. Some of these places have been constructed in the real world--like Pinocchio's Tuscany or Anne of Green Gables' Prince Edward Island--where visitors relive their favorite childhood tales. Theme parks like Walt Disney World and Harry Potter World use technology to engineer enchanting environments that reconnect visitors with beloved fictional settings and characters in new ways. This collection of new essays explores the imagined places we loved as kids, with a focus on the meaning of setting and its power to shape the way we view the world.

Book Deconstructing Dolls

Download or read book Deconstructing Dolls written by Miriam Forman-Brunell and published by Berghahn Books. This book was released on 2021-03-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent decades, emerging scholarship in the field of girlhood studies has led to a particular interest in dolls as sources of documentary evidence. Deconstructing Dolls pushes the boundaries of doll studies by expanding the definition of dolls, ages of doll players, sites of play, research methods, and application of theory. By utilizing a variety of new approaches, this collected volume seeks to understand the historical and contemporary significance of dolls and girlhood play, particularly as they relate to social meanings in the lives of girls and young women across race, age, time, and culture.

Book For Younger Readers  Braille and Talking Books

Download or read book For Younger Readers Braille and Talking Books written by and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book For Younger Readers

Download or read book For Younger Readers written by and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens

Download or read book Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens written by Silver and published by Jewish Publication Society. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 375 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Linda Silver selected the titles that "represent the best in writing, illustration, reader appeal, and authentically Jewish content--in picture books, fiction and non-fiction, for readers ranging from early childhood through the high school years."--P. [4] of cover.

Book Braille Book Review

Download or read book Braille Book Review written by and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Dolls

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  • Publisher : Jones Publishing
  • Release :
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 55 pages

Download or read book Dolls written by and published by Jones Publishing. This book was released on with total page 55 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book More Than Passion  Book 1 Dashing Nobles Series

Download or read book More Than Passion Book 1 Dashing Nobles Series written by JoMarie DeGioia and published by Lachesis Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Geoffrey Kane, Earl of Kanewood refuses to feel anything more than passion. Four years ago, his fiancée betrayed him and he has no desire to experience that again so when he meets the beautiful Rebecca Kingsley, it’s passion at first sight. And only passion. Rebecca has led a very quiet life working for her father at a small country inn. When she meets Geoffrey she falls in love with him right away. But she’s only the daughter of a baronet and men like Geoffrey never marry country girls like her. Do they? When Rebecca’s father tries to marry her off to a wealthy old man, Geoffrey intervenes and marries her himself. He wants her very much but he couldn’t possibly love her. Love is for fools. At least that’s what he tells himself. But a sinister enemy soon threatens to destroy all that Geoffrey holds dear, forcing him to face the truth. His marriage depends on it . . . And maybe even Rebecca’s very life.

Book New York

Download or read book New York written by and published by . This book was released on 2009-07 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book A Cultural History of Jewish Dress

Download or read book A Cultural History of Jewish Dress written by Eric Silverman and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Cultural History of Jewish Dress is the first comprehensive account of how Jews have been distinguished by their appearance from Ancient Israel to the present. For centuries Jews have dressed in distinctive ways to communicate their devotion to God, their religious identity, and the proper earthly roles of men and women. This lively work explores the rich history of Jewish dress, examining how Jews and non-Jews alike debated and legislated Jewish attire in different places, as well as outlining the big debates on dress within the Jewish community today. Focusing on tensions over gender, ethnic identity and assimilation, each chapter discusses the meaning and symbolism of a specific era or type of Jewish dress. What were biblical and rabbinic fashions? Why was clothing so important to immigrant Jews in America? Why do Hassidic Jews wear black? When did yarmulkes become bar mitzvah souvenirs? The book also offers the first analysis of how young Jewish adults today announce on caps, shirts, and even undergarments their striving to transform Jewishness from a religious and historical heritage into an ethnic identity that is hip, racy, and irreverent. Fascinating and accessibly written, A Cultural History of Jewish Dress will appeal to anybody interested in the central role of clothing in defining Jewish identity.

Book Harlequin Love Inspired May 2018   Box Set 1 of 2

Download or read book Harlequin Love Inspired May 2018 Box Set 1 of 2 written by Marta Perry and published by Harlequin. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Love Inspired brings you three new titles! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. THE WEDDING QUILT BRIDE Brides of Lost Creek Marta Perry Widowed single mom Rebecca Mast returns to her Amish community hoping to open a quilt shop. She accepts carpenter Daniel King’s offer of assistance—but she isn’t prepared for the bond he forms with her son. Will getting closer expose her secret—or reveal the love she has in her heart for her long-ago friend? THE RANCHER’S SECRET CHILD Bluebonnet Springs Brenda Minton Marcus Palermo’s simple life gets complicated when he meets the son he never knew he had—and his beautiful guardian. Lissa Hart thought she’d only stick around long enough to aid Marcus in becoming a dad—but could her happily-ever-after lie with the little boy and the rugged rancher? HOMETOWN REUNION Lisa Carter Returning home, widowed former Green Beret Jaxon Pruitt is trying to put down roots and reconnect with his son. Though he took over the kayak shop his childhood friend Darcy Parks had been saving for, she shows him how to bond with little Brody—and finds herself wishing to stay with them forever.

Book Popular Educator

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Book Playing with History

Download or read book Playing with History written by Molly Rosner and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-14 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the advent of the American toy industry, children’s cultural products have attempted to teach and sell ideas of American identity. By examining cultural products geared towards teaching children American history, Playing With History highlights the changes and constancies in depictions of the American story and ideals of citizenship over the last one hundred years. This book examines political and ideological messages sold to children throughout the twentieth century, tracing the messages conveyed by racist toy banks, early governmental interventions meant to protect the toy industry, influences and pressures surrounding Cold War stories of the western frontier, the fractures visible in the American story at a mid-century history themed amusement park. The study culminates in a look at the successes and limitations of the American Girl Company empire.

Book Torah and Commentary

    Book Details:
  • Author : Sol Scharfstein
  • Publisher : KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9781602800205
  • Pages : 576 pages

Download or read book Torah and Commentary written by Sol Scharfstein and published by KTAV Publishing House, Inc.. This book was released on 2008 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: