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The Resource As long as we both shall love : the white wedding in postwar America, Karen M. Dunak

As long as we both shall love : the white wedding in postwar America, Karen M. Dunak

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As long as we both shall love : the white wedding in postwar America
Title
As long as we both shall love
Title remainder
the white wedding in postwar America
Statement of responsibility
Karen M. Dunak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, hundreds of millions of viewers watched the Alexander McQueen-clad bride and uniformed groom exchange vows before the Archbishop of Canterbury in Westminster Abbey. The wedding followed a familiar formula: ritual, vows, reception, and a white gown for the bride. Commonly known as a white wedding, the formula is firmly ensconced in popular culture, with movies like Father of the Bride or Bride Wars, shows like Say Yes to the Dress and Bridezillas, and live broadcast royal or reality-TV weddings garnering millions of viewers each year. Despite being condemned by some critics as "cookie-cutter" or conformist, the wedding has in fact progressively allowed for social, cultural, and political challenges to understandings of sex, gender, marriage, and citizenship, thereby providing an ideal site for historical inquiry. As Long as We Both Shall Love establishes that the evolution of the American white wedding emerges from our nation's proclivity towards privacy and the individual, as well as the increasingly egalitarian relationships between men and women in the decades following World War II. Blending cultural analysis of film, fiction, advertising, and prescriptive literature with personal views expressed in letters, diaries, essays, and oral histories, author Karen M. Dunak engages ways in which the modern wedding emblemizes a diverse and consumerist culture and aims to reveal an ongoing debate about the power of peer culture, media, and the marketplace in America. Rather than celebrating wedding traditions as they "used to be" and critiquing contemporary celebrations for their lavish leanings, this text provides a nuanced history of the American wedding and its celebrants"--Provided by publisher
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Dunak, Karen M
Dewey number
392.50973
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2703
LC item number
.D86 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weddings
  • Marriage customs and rites
  • United States
  • United States
  • REFERENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Manners and customs
  • Marriage customs and rites
  • Weddings
  • United States
Label
As long as we both shall love : the white wedding in postwar America, Karen M. Dunak
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Publication
Note
Revision of the author's doctoral thesis
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "Linking the past with the future" : origins of the postwar white wedding -- "The same thing happens to all brides" : Luci Johnson, the American public, and the white wedding -- "Getting married should be fun" : hippie weddings and alternative celebrations -- "Lots of young people today are doing this" : the white wedding revived -- "It matters not who we love, only that we love" : same-sex weddings -- Conclusion
Control code
852898485
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814764763
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 22573/ctt8jsxvf
  • fc58ee39-1b26-421e-a5ff-da051fe603c1
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852898485
Label
As long as we both shall love : the white wedding in postwar America, Karen M. Dunak
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's doctoral thesis
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "Linking the past with the future" : origins of the postwar white wedding -- "The same thing happens to all brides" : Luci Johnson, the American public, and the white wedding -- "Getting married should be fun" : hippie weddings and alternative celebrations -- "Lots of young people today are doing this" : the white wedding revived -- "It matters not who we love, only that we love" : same-sex weddings -- Conclusion
Control code
852898485
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814764763
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8jsxvf
  • fc58ee39-1b26-421e-a5ff-da051fe603c1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)852898485

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