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This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining the romance of heterosexuality, the myth of white supremacy and the insatiable appetite of consumer capitalism. It examines how the economics and marketing of weddings have replaced the religious and moral view of marriage.

What's New in this Second Edition

Since the publication of the first edition, the wedding industrial complex has expanded dramatically from $32 billion in annual revenue to more than $120 billion, and this is given full coverage and attention. Gay marriage and its relationship to white weddings and heterosexuality is also featured, as are the large number of wedding television and internet sites. Finally, demographics shifts as to who is marrying whom and why, nationally and internationally, is also covered.

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This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining the romance of heterosexuality, the myth of white supremacy and the insatiable appetite of consumer capitalism. It examines how the economics and marketing of weddings have replaced the religious and moral view of marriage.

This second edition includes many new and updated features including: full coverage of the wedding industrial complex; gay marriage and its relationship to white weddings and heterosexuality and demographics shifts as to who is marrying whom and why, nationally and internationally.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415951333
Author:
Ingraham, Chrys
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Marriage
Subject:
Weddings
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Marriage -- United States.
Subject:
Weddings -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.98x8.04x.68 in. 1.28 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Routledge - English 9780415951333 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is a groundbreaking study of our culture's obsession with weddings. By examining popular films, commercials, magazines, advertising, television sitcoms and even children's toys, this book shows the pervasive influence of weddings in our culture and the important role they play in maintaining the romance of heterosexuality, the myth of white supremacy and the insatiable appetite of consumer capitalism. It examines how the economics and marketing of weddings have replaced the religious and moral view of marriage.

This second edition includes many new and updated features including: full coverage of the wedding industrial complex; gay marriage and its relationship to white weddings and heterosexuality and demographics shifts as to who is marrying whom and why, nationally and internationally.

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