Dolls of the World:

An alternative look at society's social standards

A closer look at the role dolls play in society

Significance

Why are dolls culturally significant?

Dolls are not just toys for children to play with. they are a reflection of a societies cultural values and beliefs. Dolls are one of the first lesson that a child is given on societies expectations for them. Through the use of dolls children are taught how to properly act and dress based on their gender. They prepare children to become functioning members of their given society and fulfill the roles they have been given. 

Temple Anthropology Laboratory and Museum 

Gladfelter Hall- Lower Level, Temple University

1115 Polett Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122

anthlab@temple.edu

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