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The white boy who is symbolically dressed in white can be seen as a soft-soapinv of purity and cleanliness, he is stood over the black boy which suggests he is superior to him because of his race. You are commenting using your WordPress. Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item This is similar to the Pears advert where the white boy is superior and better than his black friend because of his race.

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Anne McClintock George Robertson. In the 18 th century, only the higher class had the luxury of objects such as soap however these commodities became accessible to a mass audience of middle class people, causing advertisers to advertise their products to a more heavily growing middle class. This site uses cookies. The name field is required. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

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It has been argued that social media can be used to mobilise people who share abusive or discriminative views that very much mirror the examples of commodity racism in the Victorian era.

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