The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture (Hardback)
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The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 13/05/2004
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The cute child - spunky, yet dependent, naughty but nice - is largely a 20th-century invention. In this book, Gary Cross examines how that look emerged in American popular culture and how the cute turned into the cool, seemingly its opposite, in stories and games. Cross shows how adults have created the ideal of the innocent childhood and have used this to project adult needs and frustrations rather than concerns about protecting and nurturing the young - and how the images, goods, and rituals of childhood have been co-opted by the commercial world. Magazine and TV ads, articles from the popular press, comic strips, movies, radio scripts, childrearing manuals, and government publications support this argument and the book is illustrated with cartoons, toys, ads, and photos.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195156669
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 504 g
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 20 mm

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