Consumerism, Romance and the Wedding Experience

  • Sharon Boden

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About this book


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.


consumption culture dynamics emotion marriage media research transformation

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  • Sharon Boden
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of WarwickUK

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