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Deconstructing Barbie

Deconstructing Barbie
Using Pop Culture to Teach Sociology and Gender Courses

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  • Presenter: Robyn Ryle

  • Date: Oct. 2023



Feminists, gender scholars, and sociologists have always had a lot to say about Barbie, the doll turned global brand. The release of this year’s top-grossing movie, Barbie, has given new life to these debates. The film and all the conversations around it provide a perfect way to illustrate a wide range of concepts in sociology and gender courses. 

In this webinar, professor of sociology and gender studies Robyn Ryle will outline three different class activities for integrating discussions of Barbie, focusing on media theories, occupational segregation, and intersectionality. 

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