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Karen Beckman and Liliane Weissberg

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674695

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.001.0001

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Playing Doll

Playing Doll

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On Writing with Photography

Liliane Weissberg

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines a series of children’s books from the 1950s that feature a lonely doll, written by former model and photographer Dare Wright. It analyzes the text-photograph relationship in Wright’s series together with her biographical studies to demonstrate how photography doubles, miniaturizes, and mobilizes the body and psychic life of Wright through the figure of the doll. The chapter also discusses the ways the story of the lonely doll draws critical attention to the disciplinary rituals and spectacles in which women participate in the usually private and semi-visible realm of the family home.

Keywords:   lonely doll, Dare Wright, text-photograph relationship, disciplinary rituals, family home, women, photography

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