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The 100th Anniversary of the Teddy Bear

Cultural Analysis, Volume 8, 2009
Gifting the Bear and a Nostalgic Desire for Childhood Innocence, by Donna Varga of the Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
Abstract: This article examines twentieth and twenty-first century adult relational interactions with the teddy bear toy. It describes the association between the teddy's mythological origins and its infusion with a commoditized sentimentality that provides adults with a nostalgic return to an imagined personal and social time of childhood innocence. This analysis further details how the 'gifting' of teddy bears to adults and children in response to social or personal crises denies possibilities for meaningful human interactions and social change.
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