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Consumerism, Romance and the Wedding Experience

Consumerism, Romance and the Wedding Experience (Hardback)

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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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesConsumerismPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: family & relationships Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 20/06/2003 ISBN-13: 9781403904317  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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SHARON BODEN teaches in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Her research interests lie in the sociology of consumption, and centre on the commercialization of the lifecourse and the ethical consumer movement.

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