Consumerism Romance and the Wedding Experience

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.

Consumerism  Romance and the Wedding Experience

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.

Feminism Self Presentation and Pinterest

Symbolic interactionism: Perspective and method. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice
-Hall. Boden. (2003). Consumerism, romance and the wedding experience.
Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Bourlai, E., & Herring, S. C. (2014)
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Feminism  Self Presentation  and Pinterest

This book uses notions of feminism, self-presentation, and creativity to analyze the role of Pinterest in 21st-century Western wedding planning. The author argues that Pinterest is significant in the lives of aspiring brides, allowing them to construct their wedding identity, engage in creativity, and exercise voice and agency during planning.

The Chinese Pursuit of Happiness

... American Life. Berkeley: University of California Press. Blum, Susan D. 2007.
Lies That Bind: Chinese Truths, Other Truths. Boulder, CO: Rowman and
Littlefield. Boden, Sharon. 2003. Consumerism, Romance, and the Wedding
Experience.

The Chinese Pursuit of Happiness

What defines "happiness," and how can we attain it? The ways in which people in China ask and answer this universal question tell a lot about the tensions and challenges they face during periods of remarkable political and economic change. Based on a five-year original study conducted by a select team of China experts, The Chinese Pursuit of Happiness begins by asking if Chinese citizens’ assessment of their life is primarily a judgment of their social relationships. The book shows how different dimensions of happiness are manifest in the moral and ethical understandings that embed individuals in specific communities. Vividly describing the moral dilemmas experienced in contemporary Chinese society, the rituals of happiness performed in modern weddings, the practices of conviviality carried out in shared meals, the professional tensions confronted by social workers, and the hopes and frustrations shared by political reformers, the contributors to this important study illuminate the causes of anxiety and reasons for hope in China today.

International Journal of Sociology of the Family

Something Old , Something Bold : Bridal Showers and Bachelorette Parties , by
Beth Montemurro , New Brunswick , New ... Geller ' s Here Comes the Bride (
2001 ) , Boden ' s Consumerism , Romance , and the Wedding Experience ( 2003
) ...

International Journal of Sociology of the Family


Favored Flowers

Consumerism, Romance, and the Wedding Experience. New York: Palgrave
Macmillan. Bonarriva, Joanna. 2003. usitc Industry and Trade Summary, Cut
Flowers. Washington: United States International Trade Commission. Bourdieu,
Pierre.

Favored Flowers

Billions of fresh-cut flowers are flown into the United States every year, allowing Americans to choose from a broad array of blooms regardless of the season. Favored Flowers is a lively investigation of the worldwide production and distribution of fresh-cut flowers and their consumption in the New York metropolitan area. In an ethnography filled with roses, orchids, and gerberas, flower auctions, new hybrids, and new logistical systems, Catherine Ziegler unravels the economic and cultural strands of the global flower market. She provides an historical overview of the development of the cut flower industry in New York from the late nineteenth century to 1970, and on to its ultimate transformation from a domestic to a global industry. As she points out, cut flowers serve no utilitarian purpose; rather, they signal consumers’ social and cultural decisions about expressing love, mourning, status, and identity. Ziegler shows how consumer behavior and choices have changed over time and how they are shaped by the media, by the types of available flowers, and by flower retailing. Ziegler interviewed more than 250 people as she followed flowers along the full length of the commodity chain, from cuttings in Europe and Latin America to vases in and around New York. She examines the daily experiences of flower growers in the Netherlands and Ecuador, two leading exporters of flowers to the United States. Primary focus, though, is on others in the commodity chain: exporters, importers, wholesalers, and retailers. She follows their activities as they respond to changing competition, supply, and consumer behavior in a market characterized by risk, volatility, and imperfect knowledge. By tracing changes in the wholesale and retail systems, she shows the recent development of two complementary commodity chains in New York and the United States generally. One leads to a high-end luxury market served by specialty florists and designers, and the other to a lower-priced mass market served by chain groceries, corner delis, and retail superstores.

Governments and Marriage Education Policy

Barlow , A. and Probert , R. ( 2004 ) ' Regulating Marriage and Cohabitation :
Changing Family Values and Policies in Europe ... Boden , S. ( 2003 )
Consumerism , Romance and the Wedding Experience , Basingstoke : Palgrave
Macmillan .

Governments and Marriage Education Policy

This book examines the role governments play in managing policy challenges such as religion, romance, gender relations, same-sex marriages and privacy protection in response to social changes in marriage. Elizabeth van Acker asks whether governments can or should intervene in this personal sphere.

Public Private Families

Consumerism , romance , and the wedding experience . Hampshire : Palgrave
Macmillan . Bogenschneider , K . ( 2000 ) . Has family policy come of age ? A
decade review of the state of U . S . family policy in the 1990s . Journal of
Marriage ...

Public   Private Families

Nationally recognized for its sound scholarship and balanced approach and written by one of the leading authorities in the field, this text examines the family through two lenses: the familiar private family in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. The book looks at intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. Distinctive chapters – Chapter 9, “Children and Parents;” Chapter 10, “The Elderly and Their Families;” and Chapter 14, “The Family, the State and Social Policy” – examine issues of great current interest, such as income assistance to poor families, the effects of out-of-home childcare, and the costs of the Social Security and Medicare programs.

The Wedding Present

Sharon Boden's Consumerism, Romance and the Wedding Experience (2003)
seeks to 'understand the wedding as an expanding, commercial phenomenon"*
while Cele Otnes and Tina Lowrey explores the bride's and the groom's ...

The Wedding Present

In this fascinating work, Louise Purbrick offers an alternative analysis of contemporary domestic consumption. She investigates the ritualized presentation of objects upon marriage, and their subsequent cycles of exchange within the domestic sphere. Focusing on gift-giving in Britain from 1945 to the present, comparative context is provided by material from North America and Europe. Presenting new material on the enactment of exchange relationships within everyday domesticity, the book makes significant historical, theoretical and methodological contributions to the analysis of contemporary consumption. It also re-evaluates consumption theory as well as examining the methodology of recent studies in consumption and domesticity, pressing for a more rigorous approach to the use of case studies. By considering how the specific contexts in which consumption occurs, such as married domesticity, can limit possible versions of selfhood, The Wedding Present tests the assumption that consuming creates individual identities. Thus, the book argues, consumption cannot be isolated as an explanation of individual or social formation.

The Marriage Go Round

Consumerism, Romance, and the Wedding Experience. Hampshire: Palgrave
Macmillan. Bradsher, Keith. 2007. “Toyota Tops GM in Sales for First Time,” New
York Times, April 24. Brady, David, Jason Beckfield, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, ...

The Marriage Go Round

Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study have shown him that marriage in America is a social and political battlefield in a way that it isn’t in other developed countries. Americans marry and divorce more often and have more live-in partners than Europeans, and gay Americans have more interest in legalizing same-sex marriage. The difference comes from Americans’ embrace of two contradictory cultural ideals: marriage, a formal commitment to share one's life with another; and individualism, which emphasizes personal choice and self-development. Religion and law in America reinforce both of these behavioral poles, fueling turmoil in our family life and heated debate in our public life. Cherlin’s incisive diagnosis is an important contribution to the debate and points the way to slowing down the partnership merry-go-round.

American Book Publishing Record

772092 Confessions of a true romantic . 306 . 7 Confessions of Akbar , the Mogul
... 20207 Consumerism in twentieth - century Britain . 339 . 470941 Consumerism
, romance , and the wedding experience . 395 . 22 Consuming religion . 241 .

American Book Publishing Record


The Atlantic

Like Zhenhua and Shuqin, Fuchang and Liyin had not had the opportunity to
establish an independent marriage. Familial ... But the young men and women
have neither the experience nor the role models to develop such relationships. ...
tradition and conformity on the one hand, and of emergent individualism,
consumerism, and romance on the other — will change the dynamics of the
Chinese family.

The Atlantic


Halliwell s Film Video DVD Guide

American Pie : The Wedding → u5 2003 96m Panavision Universal ( Warren
Zide , Craig Perry , Chris Moore , Adam Herz ... Guinevere Turner comments on
his experiences and this movie ; novel Bret Easton Ellis d Mary Harron the
collision between ... Joyce ) consumerism breeds killers like Bateman ' An
elegant movie , with compassion and is just too facile to take seriously . ... An
American Romance Tilts at the American myth : not a notable US 1944 151m
Technicolor success .

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The Triumph of the Ordinary

The story takes place in summer , which is not only the most appropriate season
for a romantic tryst but also the traditional time ... In addition , Siegi and Sonja
return to HO to help each other select wedding presents for their respective
grooms . ... consumerism and holiday recreation elevates the latter pair nearly to
the level of aesthetic experience and reigns in the subversive potential of the
former pair .

The Triumph of the Ordinary


Runaway Romances

The conventions of the travelogue romance in Funny Face allow us to see in
general what function the European ... to participate in the inane modeling
business in order to parlay it into an experience of some other form of authenticity
. ... The last dress she models is a wedding dress . ... The love ballad at the end
suggests again that she has fallen in love with the consumerism as much as she
has the ...

Runaway Romances

Examines Hollywood's European travelogue romances from 1947 to 1964, the end of American isolationism and the advent of challenges in Hollywood that made American filmmakers begin filming abroad.

Working the Ritual

Arranged images are what separate the professional from the amateur - lighting ,
posing and constructed romantic themes are beyond the average amateur . ...
The photographer is also promoting particular values and beliefs concerning
consumerism , materialism and gender . Each album serves as an elaborate
advertisement for the extravagant formal wedding experience , centered around
the bride .

Working the Ritual


Brandweek

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generally civwould direct one to the main display table ilized persons . ... Indeed ,
ican consumerism - Steel very much exists . this most old - fashioned data base -
the Bible , Even more , she ... For a modand The Wedding , she has perennially
seized the est price , and a few hours ' leisure , they provide collective romantic ...

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The Listener

Young ladies were protected from the facts of life till their wedding night
approached, and discovered those shocking truths only ... Romance, art, religion,
idealism, the lust for power or wealth—all these turn out ultimately to be
expressions of sexual ... so-called permissiveness as the incorporation of sex
within the opportunistic individualism of capitalist consumerism. ... Peter Gay's
recent book on the Victorian middle classes, The Bourgeois Experience, reveals
that the Victorians had ...

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