Ethnically correct dolls: Toying with the race industry
The toy industry has touted ethnically correct dolls as a progressive solution to representation and inclusion in the toy box, and in children's lives. Contrasting a case study of Mattel's Shani dolls with an ethnographic look at race and commodities among New Haven CT kids, Chin locates children's consumption within the context of social inequality.
Elizabeth J. Chin. "Ethnically correct dolls: Toying with the race industry" American Anthropologist 101.2 (1999): 305-321.