Barbie struts into an Islamic stronghold

Peterson, Scott
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/17/99, Vol. 91 Issue 56, p1
Describes the influence of the United States on Iranian culture. Popularity of the Barbie doll among Iranian girls; Barbie sold on the open market; Barbie part of a cultural invasion opposed by Iranian officials; Production of an Iranian alternative to Barbie, a doll named Sara and her brother Dara; Comments from Jill Barad, of Mattel Inc., Barbie's maker; Other Western influences on Iran; Description of Sara and Dara's features.


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