Seeking love in modern britain
It shows how — amid a period of unprecedented sexual and social change — 'the single' became a key unisex identity and lifestyle. Refuting the widespread idea that the Internet invented modern dating, this book uses an eclectic and engaging range of first-person s and snapshots from the time to show that the story of contemporary romance, mediated courtship and singleness began in a time long before Tinder.
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About seeking love in modern britain
Zoe Strimpel reveals how this rapidly expanding landscape of services was catering to a new breed of single people, and how — by the late s — singleness had become the culturally mainstream, wholly expected part of the romantic life cycle that it is today. List of Figures Introduction 1.
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The author explores the frequently painful subjectivities of singleness during this period and excels at integrating an enormous amount of bibliographical material into her analysis Summing Up: Recommended. Visit the Australia site Continue on UK site.
1. the ‘you’ll find love when you’re not looking’ approach may be wrong.
Revealing the developing tensions between pragmatism and feeling — or, as Strimpel rather beautifully puts it, 'the methodical and the magical' — in a changing world and pointing to the confusions, contradictions and impossibilities of modern dating, this is interdisciplinary work at its best. An intelligent history of the dating industry between and — post sexual revolution and pre-internet — that makes you rethink the way we get what we want or don't.
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