The cute and the cool : wondrous innocence and modern American children's culture / Gary Cross.

The cute child - spunky, yet dependent, naughty but nice - is largely a 20th-century invention. In this book, Gary Cross examines how that look emerged in American popular culture and how the cute turned into the cool, seemingly its opposite, in stories and games.

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cross, Gary S.
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • The irony of innocence
  • The two faces of innocence
  • The cute kid : images of a wondrous childhood
  • Holidays and new rituals of innocence
  • Gremlin child : how the cute became the cool
  • Setting the boundaries of innocence
  • Rethinking innocence.