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Phillips, Kendall R. "Textual Strategies, Plastic Tactics. Reading Batman and Barbie." In: Journal of Material Culture 7.2 (2002), S. 123–136. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1177/1359183502007002510
BibTeX citation key: Phillips2002
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Batman", Materiality, Superhero, USA
Creators: Phillips
Collection: Journal of Material Culture
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The material manifestation of the popular culture icons Batman and Barbie are examined in terms of the subjectivity suggested by each. This article argues that the essential manifestation of Batman is as a textual object while the essential manifestation of Barbie is as a plastic object. These two modes of manifestation, in turn, are examined in terms of the cultural positions of domination and resistance they reflect.
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