Romancing the Honeymoon: Consummating Marriage in Modern Society

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Revealing that the honeymoon is more a product of a socially constructed view of romantic love than of the relationship of the individuals concerned, this book takes a multidisciplinary perspective, presenting a discussion of the cultural significance of the honeymoon.

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The three authors apply theoretical and methodological approaches from sociology, history, and cultural studies to examine the cultural phenomenon of the North American honeymoon ritual. They look at its origins, historical changes as expressed in cultural narratives, advertising, symbolic meanings of contemporary sites, and the pre- honeymoon expectations and post-honeymoon realities of a sample of newlyweds. They also relate the ritual to identity construction, gender conflict, interpersonal risk, and rationality in late modern society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761908036
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/4/1999
  • Series: Understanding Families Series , #16
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Public or Private Expectations?
Changes in the Family and the Honeymoon
The History of the Honeymoon
The Myth of the Exotic
Searching for the Self in the Honeymoon
Honeymoon Itineraries
Theme Park Paradise
Great Expectations
Variations on the Theme
Romancing the Ritual

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