"Difference That Is Actually Sameness Mass-Reproduced": Barbie Joins the Princess Convergence

  • Lisa Orr
Keywords: Barbie, princess, Disney

Abstract

Disney’s phenomenally successful princess line inspired Mattel to give Barbie a crown. Barbie’s variations on the princess theme make her seem more independent and modern than her Disney counterparts. Ultimately, however, both Barbie and Disney princesses reveal the coherence, power, and social conservatism of the princess industry.

 

Author Biography

Lisa Orr

Lisa Orr’s most recent work is Transforming American Realism: Working-Class Women Writers of the Twentieth Century, from University Press of America. She co-edited a special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly focused on working-class women, and her articles have appeared in that journal as well as Race, Gender and Class and American Indian Culture and Research Journal. She is currently Associate Professor of English at Utica College, in Utica, New York.

How to Cite
Orr, L. (1). "Difference That Is Actually Sameness Mass-Reproduced": Barbie Joins the Princess Convergence. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 1(1). Retrieved from http://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/12
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