Gender, Globalization and the Love Industry
Formerly: WS 213, WS 313
The words 'romantic', 'exotic', 'mythical', 'pleasurable' and 'indulgent' are often used to describe our relationship with chocolate, diamonds and flowers. Examines the evolution of the romance industry through these highly symbolic commodities, the gendered and imperial relationship between consumers and producers, and the role of advertising in shaping desire.
- Credit will be granted for only one of GNDR 207, WS 213, WS 313.