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Love, Inc. : dating apps, the big white wedding, and chasing the happily neverafter

Author: Laurie Essig
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
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"The notion of 'happily ever after' has been ingrained in many of us since childhood--meet someone, date, have the big white wedding, and enjoy your well-deserved future. But why do we buy into this idea? Is love really all we need in life? Laurie Essig invites us to flip our feelings about Romance and see it for what it really is--an ideology that we desperately cling to as a way to cope with the fact that we  Read more...
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Essig, Laurie.
Love, Inc.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018038243
(OCoLC)1048661257
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Essig
ISBN: 9780520295018 0520295013 9780520300491 0520300491
OCLC Number: 1029632911
Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Learning to love --
Finding love --
Marry me? --
White weddings --
The honeymoon.
Other Titles: Love, Incorporated
Dating apps, the big white wedding, and chasing the happily neverafter
Responsibility: Laurie Essig.

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"The notion of 'happily ever after' has been ingrained in many of us since childhood--meet someone, date, have the big white wedding, and enjoy your well-deserved future. But why do we buy into this idea? Is love really all we need in life? Laurie Essig invites us to flip our feelings about Romance and see it for what it really is--an ideology that we desperately cling to as a way to cope with the fact that we believe we cannot control or affect the societal, economic, and political structures around us. From climate change to nuclear war, white nationalism to the worship of wealth and conspicuous consumption--as the future becomes seemingly less secure, Americans turn away from the public sphere and find shelter in the private. Essig argues that when we do this, we allow Romance to blind us to the real work that needs to be done--building global movements that inspire a change in government policies to address economic and social inequality"--Provided by publisher.

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"Recommended." * CHOICE * "Essig is a capable, companionable and brisk navigator of her material." * Times Literary Supplement *

 
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