Free Essays on Barbie Doll

  1. Barbie

    The Barbie Doll was first patented in 1958 by a young woman from California named Ruth Handler. The Barbie doll is well know for her long legs, her tiny waist, blonde hair and blue eyes, and her huge chest. This “perfect” plastic body has had multiple positive and negative affects around the world for...

  2. Good deeds of Barbie

     Good Deeds of Barbie Mohammad Reza Jafareian ID: b00052851 Section 12 WRI 102 American University of Sharjah Spring 2013 Good Deeds of Barbie Barbie dolls, the most popular doll in the world, was invented in 1950’s when a lady called Ruth Handler...

  3. Marketing Barbie Case

    The Business of Barbie® Izabel Falcão do Rego Barros Feb/Mar 1998 last revised February99 Contents • Summary • Mattel and Barbie - a quite long story • The toy market in the late 50’s and 60’s • Shaping strategy with design: 70’s and 80’s • The 90’s and the second breakthrough ...

  4. 1980's Research Paper: Barbie Dolls

    Barbie Dolls Barbie has been a BIG deal in the toy aisle. She's also morphed through a variety of careers, gained and lost friends, and acquired an amazing number of possessions. Barbie was the suggestion of Ruth Handler, wife of one of Mattel's co-founders, Elliot. Handler had noticed that her own...

  5. Barbie: An American Made Doll

    Barbie is an American made doll that captured the hearts of many young girls across the United States. Is it really that strange that this fashion doll was also under the influence of the Cold War, as well as so many other cultural items indigenes to the United States? Barbie was marketed as a...

  6. Pretty Hurts

    want to change their bodies others just want to be themselves with better lives. Two poets Marge Piercy and Julia Alvarez explain these pressures. In "Barbie" by Piercy the speaker self sacrifices to the point of death. In contrast, Alvarez in "Dusting" sacrifices her mother's approval for the sake for self-discovery...

  7. Barbie: the Early History by Erica Wolf

    She’s a fun, outgoing character with an outfit for every occasion. She’s Barbie. Today we will learn about this amazing doll and the affect she has had on toy industry. First we will examine the pink and perfect history of Barbie, then we will try on the many different characters in Barbie’s family, and...

  8. Barbie

    Barbie: Teenage Fashion Model Early in 1959 a new toy that would later be loved by millions was shown to the world. Her name was Barbie. Ruth Handler created Barbie because she felt that young girls needed something to play with besides baby dolls or paper dolls. Handler wanted little girls to...

  9. Barbie. history

    Barbie Purpose statement: The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience about Barbie. INTRODUCTION: I. Did you know in every second of everyday, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world? A. Barbie was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler. B. She was introduced to the world...

  10. Barbie Doll Revolutionized Toy Industry

    Barbie Doll Revolutionized Toy Industry By Belem Ramos From left, Cherity and Amanda Pierce display their Barbie collection. Photo by Sandra Pierce. Flashy clothes, the perfect boyfriend, a Corvette, Ferrari, full size apartment with beautiful furniture and a boat. She's the woman who has everything...

  11. Barbie: An American Icon

    Assignment 4 Paper 5 October 31, 2012 Barbie- An American Icon Icons like Barbie recognized for their popularity and effects on society. Barbie is a subject of obsession all over the world. Collectors, consumers and even some designers become enthralled in the Barbie world. Designers create special designs...

  12. Cosmopolitics

    Barbie, Cosmopolitics, and everything in between that Self-esteem is how someone feels about themselves and the pride they feel in their own self, you either have it or you don’t. Self-esteem is very important because feeling good about yourself directly affects the way you act. A person with...

  13. Henry Ford

    BARBIE Now a days, people are more concerned because of how they look, their image; especially women. This is due to the major influences that the media has over their visions. It is not only the media that is having this type of influence over women; also fashion dolls are having much of an influence...

  14. The Fragile Bird and the Barbie Doll

    Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll". Both stories will describe two comparisons of two suicides notes about young girls. In "Suicide Note" written by Janice Mirikitani, the young girl feels pressure that she has let down her parents possibly by not having perfect grades and in "Barbie Doll" written by Marge...

  15. Gender Roles of Women in Twentieth Century Literature

    situation in life. Alternatively, the poem “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy is a satirical poem that is about a girl who is intelligent and physically capable, but the characteristic that society places value on is her physical appearance. The poems “Daystar” and “Barbie Doll” are both representative of the gender...

  16. Management

    germination it all started when Ruth Handler noticed her daughter Barbara playing with paper dolls and imagining them in grown up roles. At the time, the dolls in the market were all baby dolls and the need for a doll role-model that would inspire little girls to think how they wanted to be when they grew...

  17. body image on women

    Every single individual is different in their own way, however the media has drilled it into every young girl’s mind, that they have just like a Barbie doll in order to be happy. Furthermore, these same girls are resorting to extreme methods in order to feel like they fit in such as taking unhealthy weight...

  18. Informative Speech - Barbie

    inform the audience about Barbie Doll March 27, 2014 I. Introduction: A. She has had more than 80 careers in her lifetime, from a Rock Star to a paleontologist, to a Presidential candidate. Many of you in this room have probably either purchased or owned one…she is Barbie!! B. With her good looks...

  19. Too Bad Its Not a Plastic World

    10/29/2007 Mr. Magee Comp II Too bad it is not a plastic world. Society emphases that woman need to look a certain way to be accepted. The poem, Barbie Doll, written by Marge Piercy tells the story of a young girl growing up through the adolescence stage characterized by appearances, and sometimes crude...

  20. Barbie Facts

    Barbie was first introduced in 1959, at the American International Toy Fair, in New York. She was created by Ruth and Elliot Handler, who are the co-founders of Mattel toys. She made her debut as a teenage model and was dressed in a black and white striped swimsuit. She was the first doll in America...

  21. Marketing Case Study for Barbie

    Case Study I - Barbie 7 April 2011 This case study will examine five questions affecting the marketing of Barbie. It will consider the environmental factors affecting Barbie, a SWOT analysis, her position and the implications of it in the BCG Matrix, her target market, and my strategy if I...

  22. The Barbie Doll

    businesswoman, a member of a rock band, the first women in the moon and a Women's World Cup Soccer player. Who is this superstar? It's none other than Barbie doll; the doll who is only 50 years old and still looks like a teenager. This story takes place in the 30’s. It’s a story that’s starts out sounding like...

  23. Mattel vs Hasbro

    MATTEL VS HASBRO/BARBIE VS BABY ALIVE American InterContinental University Abstract: The two highest toy companies, Mattel and Hasbro have various dolls that every little dreams of having. In this paper, I will compare and contrast the “old school” Barbie to the “new reality” Baby Alive and how...

  24. Good

    likes, Barbie has the largest Facebook fan page of any doll More than 1 billion fashions have been produced since 1959 for Barbie and friends 105 million yards of fabric have gone into making Barbie and friends’ fashions, making Mattel one the largest apparel manufacturers in the world 1 Barbie doll...

  25. Barbie Case Study Answer

    Kishor Chandra 92062 WMG 18 1 Question 1. Analyst observed that the Barbie, the main icon of American culture, reflected changes in American society. Analyze the changes in Barbie’s image over the years. Answer. Barbie was considered an icon of American culture across the world and a representation...

  26. Barbie Gets Hipper and Hotter

    Barbie gets hipper and hotter Barbie gets hipper, trendier to beat competition A new kind of Barbie doll has hit the stores, one with platform shoes, low-rise jeans, heavier makeup and an exposed navel. Called My Scene Barbie, the doll is Mattel’s attempt to stop girls from growing out of Barbie...

  27. Toy and Girls

    little girls are grown up with their first toy to be a Barbie doll. If you ask a young girl what they would like for a gift and the answer is mostly “A Barbie”. Why is Barbie such a big deal to young girls? Well the answer is that Barbie dolls have always been a role model to girls while they grow up...

  28. Popular Culture, Barbies Changes Through Technology

    In A Barbie World Life’s... In order for a product to be recognised as a “Popular-Culture” they must have four distinguishing characteristics. They are; firstly: being associated with commercial products; second: developing from a local, to a national, to a global level; thirdly: allowing consumers...

  29. Barbie

    Barbie: The Bitch Has Everything? On eBay, a bidder can purchase a pink license plate frame that says, “I want to be Barbie. The bitch has everything.” Barbie appears to have the perfect body, Ken, her handsome boyfriend, a multitude of careers ranging from a teacher to an astronaut, and an endless...

  30. Barbie: Influence On American Culture

    Barbie Barbie has shaped the lives of many girls, young and old, around the world. She is not only a role model but also a lifelong friend. She has been and will continue to be a great influence on the lives of young girls. "This teenage fashion doll transcended racial boundaries to become the...