by Joel Best Barbie, the teenage fashion doll, turns 50 this month. The years have been kind to Barbie; she hasn’t gained weight or lost her figure. Of course, her critics would say that’s the problem. We’ve all heard the complaints by sociologists of gender and other intellectuals. Barbie, they say, is harmful–even dangerous–because she promotes traditional gender roles. Her beauty teaches little girls that society will judge them primarily according to their looks, and not...
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Energy colonialism and the role of the global in local responses to new energy infrastructures in the UK
Video abstract for the paper by Susana Batel and Patrick Devine-Wright (University of Exeter) Read the paper here.