White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture / Edition 2

White Weddings: Romancing Heterosexuality in Popular Culture / Edition 2

by Chrys Ingraham
     
 

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

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Overview

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-13:
9780415951333
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Lifting the Veil 2. The Wedding-Industrial Complex 3. Romancing the Clone: The White Wedding 4. McBride Meets McDreamy: Television, Internet, and Popular Film, Weddings 5. And They Lived Happily Ever After. Epilogue. Appendix

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