Children, Consumption, Controversy

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Rebecca Kambuta


A review of David Buckingham, The Material Child: Growing Up in Consumer Culture (Polity Press, Cambridge, 2011) and Reg Bailey, Letting Children Be Children: Report of an Independent Review of the Commercialisation and Sexualisation of Childhood (TSO for the Department of Education, UK, 2011)

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Rebecca Kambuta, Otago University

Rebecca Kambuta is a PhD candidate at Otago University, New Zealand. Her doctoral dissertation traces the figure of the unruly child through film and reality television. She is the co-author with Catherine Fowler of ‘Extreme Human Makeovers: Supernanny, the Unruly Child and Adulthood in Crisis’ in LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory (2011).