Resources

Childhood Under Siege

In his new book Childhood Under Seige: How Big Business Targets Children, Bakan looks specifically at corporate influences on children. And it’s not pretty. He delves into child targeted advertising, child labor, psychotropic drugs for kids, and the corporatization of public education, showing in painful detail exactly how harmful it is for powerful entities whose sole raison d’etre is profit, to have so much control and influence over the health and wellbeing of society’s most precious, and most vulnerable, resource.

Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture

The author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter sets out to discover the origins and ramifications of the
girlie-girl culture. She goes to Disney, the American Girl Place, the toy industry’s largest trade show,
and she attends a Miley Cyrus concert. She talks with historians, marketers, psychologists,
neuroscientists, parents, and with children themselves to uncover the impact that the girlie-girl culture
has on girls’ identities and futures.

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