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Consumerism, Romance and the Wedding Experience

Authors: Boden, Sharon

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In this fascinating study, Boden considers the changing social and cultural significance of the wedding in Britain. The book focuses upon a number of issues including the commercialization of the event, the dynamics of heterosexual partnerships, and the influence of romance. The new commercial wedding is further explored in relation to broader socio-structural transformations and the modernization of marriage law. This book draws upon the experiences of marrying couples as well as media evidence.

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SHARON BODEN teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Her research interests lie in the sociology of consumption, and centre on the commercialization of the lifecourse and the ethical consumer movement.

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'This is an excellent book that makes a significant contribution to the expanding literature on consumption in contemporary society. Sharon Boden...adds to our knowledge of the work of the romantic ethic in consumerism and points to some important and previously neglected aspects of contemporary romance. This well written and engaging book should be read by all those interested in consumption, consumerism and family life.' - Brian Longhurst, Professor of Sociology, University of Salford, UK


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consumerism, Romance and the Wedding Experience
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-00564-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230005648
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-0431-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50929-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 195
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