Despite the overwhelming cultural output aimed at child consumers and the lasting impact of our early cultural experiences, childrens popular culture is largely overlooked as a subject of serious study. Researching Childrens Popular Culture: The cultural spaces of childhood argues for the importance of studying childrens culture. Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh explore a range of ethnographic and textual approaches to researching children, childhood and popular culture. Examining a variety of texts from films and television programmes to dolls, toys and books, the authors address key issues including the place of childrens popular culture in adult memory, the child as visual ethnographer, the childs bedroom as cultural text, childrens web sites, and the role of Barbie in contemporary girls popular culture. Researching Childrens Popular Culture challenges the conventions of research involving children and offers a range of new approaches.Mitchell, Claudia is the author of 'Researching Children's Popular Culture The Cultural Spaces of Childhood' with ISBN 9780415239691 and ISBN 0415239699.