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Packet available at Jenn’s Copies, 2518 Guadalupe (the one by Madam Mam’s, not the one by the Scientologists).

Onion AMS 311 (Popular Culture and American Childhood, Unique # 30520)

Contents of Packet

Postman, Neil. The Disappearance of Childhood. Reissue. Vintage/Random House, 1994. Introduction; Ch. 1, “When There Were No Children” (3-19); Ch. 5, “The Beginning of the End” (67-80); Ch. 8, “The Disappearing Child” (120-142).

Cross, Gary S. The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children’s Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Chapter 1: “The Irony of Innocence” (3-18); Chapter 5, “Gremlin Child: How the Cute Became the Cool” (121-162).

Gilbert, James. A cycle of outrage : America’s reaction to the juvenile delinquent in the 1950s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. Introduction: “The Social History of an Idea” (3-10); Chapter 9, “Mass Media and Delinquency: A National Forum,” 143-161.

Kelley, Robin D. G. Yo’ Mama’s Disfunktional!: Fighting the Culture Wars in Urban America. Boston: Beacon Press, 1997. Chapter 2, “Looking to Get Paid: How Some Black Youth Put Culture to Work” (43-78).

Roediger, David. “What to Make of Wiggers: A Work in Progress.” In Generations of Youth: Youth Cultures and History in Twentieth-Century America, edited by Joe Austin and Michael Nevin Willard, 358-366. New York City: New York University Press, 1998.

Lussenhop, Jessica. “‘Wigger Wednesday’: Black student sues school district alleging racism – Minneapolis News – Dressing Room.” City Pages, August 3, 2011.

Supreme Court of the United States (Antonin Scalia). “Brown, Governor of California, Et Al, v. Entertainment Merchants Association Et Al.”, June 27, 2011.

Dell’Antonia, KJ. “Study shows that preschoolers can recognize brand names.”, April 3, 2011.

Kline, Stephen. Out of the Garden: Toys, TV, and Children’s Culture in the Age of Marketing. Verso, 1995. Chapter 6, “Building Character” (174-207).

Simon, Michele. “Why the Happy Meal is a crime—and not just a culinary one | Grist.”, January 24, 2011.

Hall, Stacey R. “Should I Blame My Parents Because I’m Fat?”, August 14, 2011.

Poisson, Jayme. “Parents Keep Child’s Gender a Secret.” Toronto Star, May 21, 2011.

Maglaty, Jeanne. “When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine.”, April 8, 2011.

Carroll, Meredith. “Proposed Day Care Rules in Colo. Have Some Complaining of a Nanny State | Strollerderby.”, July 12, 2011.

Ehrenreich, Barbara, Elizabeth Hess, and Gloria Jacobs. “Beatlemania: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” In The Audience Studies Reader, edited by Will Brooker and Deborah Jermyn, 180-185. London: Routledge, 2003.

Currie, Dawn H. “Girl Talk: Adolescent Magazines and their Readers.” In The Audience Studies Reader, edited by Will Brooker and Deborah Jermyn, 243-253. London: Routledge, 2003.

Jesella, Kara, and Marisa Meltzer. How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time. 1st ed. New York: Faber and Faber, 2007. Chapter 1: “The Rise” (3-16); Chapter 3: “Feminism” (27-42); Chapter 5: “Girl Culture” (57-72).

Jacobson, Lisa. Raising Consumers: Children and the American Mass Market in the Early Twentieth Century. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. Chapter 3: “Heroes of the New Consumer Age: Imagining Boy Consumers,” 93-126.

Ferguson, Ann Arnett. Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity. 1st ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000. Chapter 4: “Naughty by Nature,” 77-96.

“Gender bias uncovered in children’s books with male characters, including male animals, leading the fictional pack.” Science Daily, May 4, 2011.

Boog, Jason. “The Military-Toy-Industrial Complex.” The Believer, October 2008, 20-26.

Sirota, David. “How the ’80s programmed us for war.”, March 15, 2011.

Oswalt, Patton. “Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die | Magazine.”, December 27, 2010.

Gillis, John R. “The Islanding of Children – Reshaping the Mythical Landscapes of Childhood.” In Designing Modern Childhoods: History, Space, and the Material Culture of Childhood, edited by Gutman, Marta and De Coninck-Smith, Ning. New Brunswick, N.J: Rutgers University Press, 2008, 316-330.

Griffin, Sean. “Kings of the Wild Backyard: Davy Crockett and Children’s Space.” In Kids’ Media Culture, edited by Marsha Kinder, 102-121. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999.

Louv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Updated and expanded. Chapel Hill, N.C: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2008. Introduction; Part 1: “The New Relationship Between Children and Nature” (1-38).

Nelson, Margaret K. Parenting Out of Control: Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times. New York: New York University Press, 2010. Introduction (1-16); Part II: “Parenting and Technology” (107-162).

Acocella, Joan. “The Child Trap: the rise of overparenting.” The New Yorker, November 17, 2008.

boyd, danah. “Why Youth [Heart] Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life.” In Youth, Identity, and Digital Media, edited by David Buckingham. Cambridge  Mass: MIT Press, 2008.

Jenkins, Henry. “‘Complete Freedom of Movement’: Video Games as Gendered Play Spaces.” In From Barbie to Mortal Kombat, edited by Justine Cassell and Henry Jenkins. MIT Press, 2000.

Bradbury, Ray. “The Veldt.” 1950.













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