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Author Adrian, Bonnie, 1970-
Title Framing the bride : globalizing beauty and romance in Taiwan's bridal industry / Bonnie Adrian.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [2003]
©2003

Subject Wedding supplies and services industry -- Taiwan.
Weddings -- Taiwan -- Equipment and supplies.
Bridal shops -- Taiwan.
Wedding photography -- Taiwan.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Framings -- How can this be? ethnographic contexts and history -- Fantasy for sale -- Inner and outer worlds in changing Taipei -- Family wedding rites and banquets -- Making up the bride -- Romance in the photo studio -- Contextualizing bridal photos in Taiwan's visual culture -- The context of looking -- Conclusion : re-framings.
Summary With a wedding impending, the Taiwanese bride-to-be turns to bridal photographers, makeup artists, and hair stylists to transform her image beyond recognition. They give her fairer skin, eyes like a Western baby doll, and gowns inspired by sources from Victorian England to MTV.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780520930032 (electronic bk.)
0520930037 (electronic bk.)
1597346209 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9781597346207 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780520238336 (alk. paper)
0520238338 (alk. paper)
9780520238343 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520238346 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520238338 (alk. paper)
0520238346 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 55530289
Additional Format Print version: Adrian, Bonnie, 1970- Framing the bride. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003 0520238338 0520238346 (DLC) 2002153270 (OCoLC)50982345