Dr. Rebecca Hains


Co-opting the Christmas season: Christmas Creep and retailers’ countdown to consumer spending

The Countdown to Black Friday is a crassly commercial appropriation of seasonal traditions.

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Talking about toys: Taking child’s play seriously

On occasion, people ask me why I bother taking children’s toys so seriously. “They’re just toys, after all!” Yes, toys are just toys–but they’re so much more than that, too. Toys are a central part of children’s play, and to…

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