A comparison of the construction and use of dolls in Japan and the United States as an art form. The cultures involved are given a comparative analysis, and the psychology of doll culture and its sociological functions in each country are looked into. The thesis that the symbolic function of dolls is role modeling and enculturation is developed, and the trend toward mass-production and stereotyping in the making of dolls is noted. 25 pages, 35 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.
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