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The Cute and the Cool

Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

The Cute and the Cool
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US$ 49.99
The cute child -- spunky, yet dependent, naughty but nice -- is largely a 20th-century invention. In this book, Gary Cross examines how that look emerged in American popular culture and how the cute turned into the cool, seemingly its opposite, in stories and games.
Oxford University Press; January 2004
268 pages; ISBN 9781602568761
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