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Author Barton, Christopher P., 1983- author

Title Historical racialized toys in the United States / Christopher P. Barton and Kyle Somerville
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (99 pages) : illustrations
Series Guides to historical artifacts ; volume 4
Guides to historical artifacts ; v. 4
Contents Foreword / by Mark Warner -- The "Problems" of the Times : Race, Class and Capitalism in America -- Children, Childhood and Material Culture -- Methodology -- The "Others" : Ideology and Toys -- Discussion -- Appendix A: Toy Database -- About the Author
Summary "This book explores the history of children's toys and games bearing racial stereotypes, and the role these objects played in the creation and maintenance of structures of racialism and racism in the United States, from approximately 1865 to the 1930s. This time period is one in which the creation of structures of childhood and children's socialization into race was fostered. Additionally, commodities, like toys, were didactic and disciplinary media in the creation, modification and reproduction of Victorian society. This volume: will shed light on issues of identity, ideology, and hegemony; will appeal to those interested in historical archaeology, critical theory, and constructions of racism and class, as well as material culture scholars, and antiques collectors; will be suitable for upper-level courses in historical archaeology, modern American history, and material culture studies"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-95) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 26, 2016)
Subject Archaeology and history -- United States.
Material culture -- United States -- History.
Racism in popular culture -- United States -- History.
Socialization -- United States -- History.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States -- History.
Toys -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
United States -- Antiquities.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Somerville, Kyle, 1986- author
ISBN 1315528878 (electronic bk.)
1315528886 (electronic bk.)
9781315528878 (electronic bk.)
9781315528885 (electronic bk.)