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The Resource Framing the bride : globalizing beauty and romance in Taiwan's bridal industry, Bonnie Adrian, (electronic resource)

Framing the bride : globalizing beauty and romance in Taiwan's bridal industry, Bonnie Adrian, (electronic resource)

Label
Framing the bride : globalizing beauty and romance in Taiwan's bridal industry
Title
Framing the bride
Title remainder
globalizing beauty and romance in Taiwan's bridal industry
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Adrian
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
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DLC
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1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adrian, Bonnie
Dewey number
338.4/73925/0951249
LC call number
HD9999.W373
LC item number
T283 2003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wedding supplies and services industry
  • Weddings
  • Bridal shops
  • Wedding photography
Summary expansion
With a wedding impending, the Taiwanese bride-to-be turns to bridal photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists to transform her image beyond recognition. They give her fairer skin, eyes like a Western baby doll, and gowns inspired by sources from Victorian England to MTV. An absorbing consideration of contemporary bridal practices in Taiwan, Framing the Bride shows how the lavish photographs represent more than mere conspicuous consumption. They are artifacts infused with cultural meaning and emotional significance, products of the gender- and generation-based conflicts in Taiwan's hybrid system of modern matrimony. From the bridal photographs, the book opens out into broader issues such as courtship, marriage, kinship, globalization, and the meaning of the "West" and "Western" cultural images of beauty. Bonnie Adrian argues that in compiling enormous bridal albums full of photographs of brides and grooms in varieties of finery, posed in different places, and exuding romance, Taiwanese brides engage in a new rite of passage--one that challenges the terms of marriage set out in conventional wedding rites. In Framing the Bride, we see how this practice is also a creative response to U.S. domination of transnational visual imagery--how bridal photographers and their subjects take the project of globalization into their own hands, defining its terms for their lives even as they expose the emptiness of its images
Label
Framing the bride : globalizing beauty and romance in Taiwan's bridal industry, Bonnie Adrian, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Framings -- How can this be? ethnographic contexts and history -- Fantasy for sale -- Inner and outer worlds in changing Taipei -- Family wedding rites and banquets -- Making up the bride -- Romance in the photo studio -- Contextualizing bridal photos in Taiwan's visual culture -- The context of looking -- Conclusion : re-framings
  • Framings -- How can this be? ethnographic contexts and history -- Fantasy for sale -- Inner and outer worlds in changing Taipei -- Family wedding rites and banquets -- Making up the bride -- Romance in the photo studio -- Contextualizing bridal photos in Taiwan's visual culture -- The context of looking -- Conclusion : re-framings
  • Framings -- How can this be? ethnographic contexts and history -- Fantasy for sale -- Inner and outer worlds in changing Taipei -- Family wedding rites and banquets -- Making up the bride -- Romance in the photo studio -- Contextualizing bridal photos in Taiwan's visual culture -- The context of looking -- Conclusion : re-framings
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000157865
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 297 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520238343
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153270
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000157865
Label
Framing the bride : globalizing beauty and romance in Taiwan's bridal industry, Bonnie Adrian, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Framings -- How can this be? ethnographic contexts and history -- Fantasy for sale -- Inner and outer worlds in changing Taipei -- Family wedding rites and banquets -- Making up the bride -- Romance in the photo studio -- Contextualizing bridal photos in Taiwan's visual culture -- The context of looking -- Conclusion : re-framings
  • Framings -- How can this be? ethnographic contexts and history -- Fantasy for sale -- Inner and outer worlds in changing Taipei -- Family wedding rites and banquets -- Making up the bride -- Romance in the photo studio -- Contextualizing bridal photos in Taiwan's visual culture -- The context of looking -- Conclusion : re-framings
  • Framings -- How can this be? ethnographic contexts and history -- Fantasy for sale -- Inner and outer worlds in changing Taipei -- Family wedding rites and banquets -- Making up the bride -- Romance in the photo studio -- Contextualizing bridal photos in Taiwan's visual culture -- The context of looking -- Conclusion : re-framings
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000157865
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 297 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780520238343
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002153270
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000157865

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