International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC),Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
After finishing a degree in Business Administration, Franka Heise studied Cultural Studies, Media Studies, History and Sociology in Berlin and Sydney. She is now a lecturer and PhD fellow at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen where she is working on her thesis “Marriage, Gender, Postfeminism. Representations of Brides and White Weddings in Popular Culture”.
"I’m a Modern Bride": On the Relationship between Marital Hegemony, Bridal Fictions, and PostfeminismArticlesIntroduction This article aims to explore some of the ideological discourses that reinforce marriage as a central social and cultural institution in US-American society. Andrew Cherlin argues that despite social secularisation, rising divorce rates and the emergence of other, alternative forms of love and living, marriage “remains the most highly...Read more