Talk of Love: How Culture Matters / Edition 1

Talk of Love: How Culture Matters / Edition 1

by Ann Swidler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226786919

ISBN-13: 9780226786919

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Talk of love surrounds us, and romance is a constant concern of popular culture. Ann Swidler's Talk of Love is an attempt to discover how people find and sustain real love in the midst of that talk, and how that culture of love shapes their expectations and behavior in the process. To this end, Swidler conducted extensive interviews with Middle Americans and

Overview

Talk of love surrounds us, and romance is a constant concern of popular culture. Ann Swidler's Talk of Love is an attempt to discover how people find and sustain real love in the midst of that talk, and how that culture of love shapes their expectations and behavior in the process. To this end, Swidler conducted extensive interviews with Middle Americans and wound up offering us something more than an insightful exploration of love: Talk of Love is also a compelling study of how much culture affects even the most personal of our everyday experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226786919
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I. Culture's Confusions: Who Wrote the Book of Love?
1. Finding Culture
2. Repertoires
Part II. How Culture Works: Love Stories
3. Examined and Unexamined Lives
4. Cultured Capacities and Strategies of Action
5. Settled and Unsettled Lives
Part III. Culture From the Outside In: Love and Marriage
6. Love and Marriage
7. Ties That Do Not Bind
8. Codes, Contexts, and Institutions
Conclusion - Toward Better Questions
Methodological Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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