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Author Cook, Daniel Thomas, 1961-

Title The commodification of childhood : the children's clothing industry and the rise of the child consumer / Daniel Thomas Cook.

Imprint Durham : Duke University Press, c2004.

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 Moore Stacks  HQ792.U5 C673 2004    Available  ---
Description x, 211 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-200) and index.
Contents Introduction -- A brief history of childhood and motherhood into the twentieth century -- Merchandising, motherhood, and morality : industry origins and child welfare, 1917-1929 -- Pediocularity : from the child's point of view -- Reconfiguring girlhood : age grading, size ranges, and aspirational merchandising in the 1930s -- Baby booms and market booms : teen and subteen girls in the postwar marketplace -- Concluding remarks.
Subject Children -- United States -- History.
Adolescence -- United States -- History.
Child consumers -- United States -- History.
Teenage consumers -- United States -- History.
Children's clothing industry -- United States -- History.
Mother and child -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0822332795 (cloth : alk. paper)
082233268X (pbk. : alk. paper)