Publisher description for Consumerism, romance, and the wedding experience / Sharon Boden.

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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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Weddings Economic aspects United States, Weddings United States Equipment and supplies, Marriage in popular culture United States, Consumption (Economics) United States, United States Social life and customs