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The Resource The power of cute, Simon May

The power of cute, Simon May

Label
The power of cute
Title
The power of cute
Statement of responsibility
Simon May
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cuteness has taken the planet by storm. Global sensations Hello Kitty and Pokémon, the works of artists Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons, Heidi the cross-eyed opossum and E.T. - all reflect its gathering power. But what does 'cute' mean, as a sensibility and style? Why is it so pervasive? Is it all infantile fluff, or is there something more uncanny and even menacing going on - in a lighthearted way? In 'The Power of Cute,' Simon May provides nuanced and surprising answers.We usually see the cute as merely diminutive, harmless, and helpless. May challenges this prevailing perspective, investigating everything from Mickey Mouse to Kim Jong-il to argue that cuteness is not restricted to such sweet qualities but also beguiles us by transforming or distorting them into something of playfully indeterminate power, gender, age, morality, and even species
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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May, Simon
Dewey number
  • 155.2'5
  • 155.25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charm
  • Childishness
  • Aesthetics
  • Psychology
Target audience
specialized
Label
The power of cute, Simon May
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780691181813
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780691181813
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The power of cute, Simon May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780691181813
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780691181813
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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