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Author Otnes, Cele.
Title Cinderella dreams : the allure of the lavish wedding / Cele C. Otnes, Elizabeth H. Pleck.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xv, 384 pages) : illustrations
Series Life passages
Life passages.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-363) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Weddings.
Weddings in popular culture.
Consumer behavior.
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Contents Romance, magic, memory, and perfection -- The rise of the lavish wedding -- The engagement complex -- The rituals of wedding shopping -- The wedding weekend -- From the cabin to Cancun -- Hollywood hosts a wedding -- The lavish wedding goes global -- Variations on a theme -- Luxury, lavishness, and love.
Summary A lavish wedding marries two of the most sacred tenets of American culture - romantic love and excessive consumption. This work offers a look at the historical, social and psychological strains that come together to make it the most important cultural ritual in contemporary consumer culture.
Other Author Pleck, Elizabeth H. (Elizabeth Hafkin), 1945-
Other Title Print version: Otnes, Cele. Cinderella dreams. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003 0520236610 0520240081