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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] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Essig, Laurie.
Love, Inc.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018034895
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Essig
ISBN: 9780520967922 0520967925
OCLC Number: 1048661257
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Learning to love --
Finding love --
Marry me? --
White weddings --
The honeymoon.
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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