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Annotated bibliography: marriage

  • Boxer, Diana and Gritsenko, Elena. “Women and surnames across cultures: reconstituting identity in marriage.” Women and Language. 28.2 (Fall 2005): p1. From Literature Resource Center. Accessed 23 Oct 2009. <http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?action=interpret&id=GALE|A141493509&v=2.1&u=clar46892&it=r&p=LitRC&sw=w&authCount=1>.

To quote the abstract, “Through questionnaire and ethnographic data we study how women in the U.S. and Russia address the surname issue when faced with marriage or partnership.” Boxer and Gritsenko explore how surname choice affects and reflects personal and professional identity, as well as perpetuates “gendered power hierarchy of a society.” The latter part is what I think will be most useful for me, in my exploration of marriage’s affect on hegemony.

  • Boyd, Alamilla. “Sex and Tourism: The Economic Implications of the Gay Marriage Movement.” Radical History Review (Winter2008 2008): 222-235. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Boyd suggests that gay marriage becomes a commodity, a tourist attraction, something that cities “sell” to get more gay tourists to come spend their money in those cities. Ultimately, this functions to absorb gay culture into the dominant ideology, reducing homosexuality to another identity group to which certain things can be sold, rather than “sinful” or another such deviation from the norm. Whether this commodifying whose result is a kind of acceptance is good or bad is finally unclear.

  • Christensen, Jen. “Love! Valour! Commerce!.” Advocate (July 2008): 27-27. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Christensen reports on money statistics that suggest legalizing gay marriage increases net gain in a state’s budget by the influx of marriages and all the related spending—a shorter article to conclude much of what Boyd discussed regarding economics.

  • Church, C. C. “Communism in Marriage: Human Relationships at the Oneida Community.” Nation 123, no. 3188 (August 11, 1926): 124-126. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Astonishingly, Church describes a community formed in the early or mid-nineteenth century in New York that utilized a variety of Marxist principles; he argues that the main reason the community worked so well is because of the use of communism in marriage. Thus literally everything was shared in this small society (although the shared relationships appear to have been only heterosexual). Once their form of marriage was outlawed by the state, the community deteriorated, but it remains a testament to the possibilities of Marxist ideas.

  • Gray, Betty MacMorran. “Money and Marriage: The Usable Truth.” Nation 214, no. 26 (June 26, 1972): 820-821. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Gray argues, in 1972, that the main reason that marriages and families are deteriorating is because of the capitalist system and its exploitation of labor. It is an interesting argument to read considering the even higher statistics of divorce today and considering more recent attacks on gay marriage as being the reason behind so much divorce.

  • Handley, William R. “Belonging(s): Plural Marriage, Gay Marriage and the Subversion of ‘Good Order.’” Discourse (26:3) Fall 2004, 85-109,197. Literature Online (accessed September 27, 2009).

Except for Church’s discussion of the Oneida Community, this was by far the most fascinating read, because Handley describes much of the polygamists’ history and demonstrates how a good portion of the crap that was thrown their way is now being repeated for the proponents of gay marriage. He also crucially points out that while gay marriage and polygamy are often compared because they both threaten the idea of “traditional” marriage, at the base they are fundamentally extremely different ideas of human relationships; and while gay marriage can subvert one of the biggest ideological ideas in our society (patriarchy), polygamy actually took patriarchy to its extreme conclusion. It is interesting that neither end of the spectrum is generally welcomed in American hegemony.


  • Langbein, Laura, and Yost, Mark A. “Same-Sex Marriage and Negative Externalities.” Social Science Quarterly (Blackwell Publishing Limited) 90, no. 2 (June 2009): 292-308. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Using statistics already gathered that are used by the Family Research Council to denounce gay marriage as having adverse affects on society, Langbein and Yost analyze the data in an almost dully scientific way that effectively proves that gay marriage does not have adverse affects on society, and in some instances has actually improved it. They focus on those aspects of society that the FRC considers most important (marriage, divorce, abortion rates, proportion of children born to single women, and percent of children in female-headed households) so as to most clearly prove the FRC wrong in its statements. After reading so much literature that discusses gay marriage in ideological (or at most, economic) terms, it is odd to see it present in a scientific study, and I wonder if such a study is actually useful in arguments when so many of them are not based in scientific research.

  • McPheeters, Martha. “Gays to Marry? Let’s Not!.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 3, no. 1/2 (March 1999): 197-203. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

As Mcpheeters writes in her initial summary, “Marriage has lost any connection it may have had to spiritual or emotional bonding.” She argues that gays shouldn’t bother trying to gain the right to marry as it currently stands, because marriage is a State-sanctioned economic contract that simply furthers capitalist and patriarchal society—things that should be contested instead. The idea of pair bonding for life (i.e. marriage) as being a natural thing is, to sum up, bullshit. Thus the gay rights movement should be fighting to change the ideas of marriage and how society functions, rather than trying to incorporate themselves into the current ideology.

  • Seidman, Steven. “The social construction of sexuality.Contemporary Societies. New York : Norton, 2003.

Seidman explores the history behind the views of sexuality in contemporary American society, relating the changes to similar changes in views on race (pertinent especially since many people relate antagonism toward gay marriage to earlier antagonisms toward mixed-race relationships). He also discusses the histories of the various gay rights movements, including those of specifically lesbian and bisexual organizations. Taking this text in relation to the Langbein and Yost text provides some variety (both scientific and ideological) in looking at the development of social attitudes toward the idea of gay relationships and, specifically, gay marriage.

Biblio

“Marxism and the environmental question: From the critical theory of production to an environmental rationality for sustainable development” from the journal, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism

Making Things Public: atmospheres of democracy edited by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel

The National Park Service- By William C Everhart

Conservation: Linking Ecology, Economics and Culture- by Monique Borgerhoff and Peter Copolillo

Conservation Laws and Symmetry: applications to economics and finance- edited by Ryuzo Sato and Rama V. Ramachandran

This is it so far, after a bit of research, along with A lot of the readings we’ve used in class of course. If anyone knows of some more applicable titles I would reallllly appreciate some help.



Bibliography

“Apple Cult Brand Profile.” The Cult Branding Company. 1 Oct. 2009 http://www.cult-branding.com/cbprofiles/apple-cult-brand-profile.html.

Benjamin, Walter. Illuminations. New York: Schocken Books, 1968.

Cuneo, Alize Z. et al. “Apple transcends as lifestyle brand.” Advertising Age 74.50 (2003), S2-S6.

Duryee, Tricia and Kristi Heim. “iPhone: How Apple created a frenzy.” Seattle Times 28 Jun 2007. 1 Oct. 2009 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003765795_iphone28.html.

Feinberg, Richard A. “Brand Name.” Encyclopedia Americana. 2009. Grolier Online. 1 Oct. 2009 http://ea.grolier.com/article?id=0058730-00.

Jenkins, Eric. “My iPod, My iCon: How and Why Do Images Become Icons?.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 25.5 (2008), 466-489.

Kahney, Leander. The Cult of Mac. No Starch Press: San Francisco, 2004.

Kaheny, Leander. “Apple: It’s All About the Brand.” Wired. 4 Dec. 2002. 1 Oct. 2009 http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/commentary/cultofmac/2002/12/56677.

Lindstorm, Martin. “How Apple, others have cultivated religious followings.” Advertising Age 79.45 (2008), 16-17.

Marx, Karl. Capital. New York: International Publishers, 1967.

Spence, Simon. “The Branding of Apple: Apple’s Intangible Asset.” Tidbits. 26 Aug. 2002. 1 Oct. 2009 http://db.tidbits.com/article/6919.

Bibiliography

This list looks kind of repetitive, but I’d really like a perspective specifically on American celebrity culture. Marketing and advertising points of view are doubly helpful. Could use feedback on other texts or materials that deal with Marxist principles of commodity, but with a more modern, pop-culture-focused spin.

Cashmore, Ellis. Celebrity/culture. Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2006.

Frow, John. Time and commodity culture : essays in cultural theory and postmodernity. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.

Holmes, Su and Redmond, Sean. Framing celebrity: new directions in celebrity culture.  London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.

Jaffe, Aaron. Modernism and the culture of celebrity. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Marshall, David P. Celebrity and power : fame in contemporary culture . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1997.

Marshall, David P. The celebrity culture reader.  New York ; London : Routledge, c2006.

Mathis, Mark. Feeding the media beas: an easy recipe for great publicity. West Lafayette, Ind. : Purdue University Press, c2002.

Nayar, Pramod. Seeing stars: spectacle, society, and celebrity culture. New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2009

Pinsky, Drew and Young, Mark S. The mirror effect : how celebrity narcissism is seducing America. New York : HarperCollins, c2009.

Pringle, Hamish. Celebrity Sells. Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley, c2004.

Wilson, Sherryl. Oprah, celebrity, and the formation of self. Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Winston, Martin Bradley. Getting publicity. New York : Wiley, c1982.

Bibliography

Preliminary Bibliography:  The Glamour-Gaze

Andy Warhol.  Ed. Annette Michelson.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, c2001.

Barnard, Malcolm.  Fashion Theory: a Reader.  London; New York: Routledge, 2007.

Berger, John.  About Looking. New York: Vintage International, 1991.

Berger, John.  The Sense of Sight. New York: Pantheon, c1985.

Berger, John.  Ways of Seeing. London: British Broadcasting Corporation; New York:  Penguin Books, 1997, c1972.

Brown, Judith.  Glamour in Six Dimensions: Modernism and the Radiance of Form.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009.

Clark, Kenneth.  Feminine Beauty. New York: Rizzoli, 1980.

Cresap, Kelly.  Pop Trickster Fool: Warhol Performs Naivete. Urbana: University of  Illinois Press, c2004.

Critical Response to Andy Warhol, The. Ed. Alan Pratt.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood  Press, 1997.

DeJean, Joan.  The Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion.  New  York: Free Press, c2005.

Francis, Mark and Margery King.  The Warhol Look: Glamour, Style, Fashion. Boston:    Little, Brown, 1997.

Gundle, Stephen.  Glamour: a History.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Howe, James.  I Create Glamour.  Mount Morris, IL: P. & S. Pub., 1941.

Hughes, Robert.  Nothing If Not Critical: Selected Essays on Art and Artists.  New York: A.A. Knopf: Distributed by Random House, 1991, c1990.

Ideals of Feminine Beauty: Philosophical, Social, and Cultural Dimensions.  Ed. Karen A. Callaghan.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Illouz, Eva.  Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: an Essay on Popular Culture. New York: Columbia University Press, c2003.

Roberts, John.  Philosophizing the Everyday: Revolutionary Praxis and the Fate of Cultural Theory.  London; Ann Arbor, MI: Pluto Press, 2006.

Unseen Warhol.  [Interviews by] John O’Connor and Benjamin Liu.  New York: Rizzoli, 1996.

Wilk, Richard.  Economies and cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology. Boulder: CO: Westview Press, c2007.

Free Culture Bibliography

Anderson, Chris. Free: The Future of a Radical Price. Hyperion, 2009.

Crypto anarchy, cyberstates, and pirate utopias. Cambridge, Mass: MIT, 2001.

Engels, Karl Marx, Frederick. The Communist Manifesto. Filiquarian, 2007.

Fuchs, Christian. Internet and society social theory in the information age. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Lessig, Lawrence. Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy. Penguin P HC, The, 2008.

Lessig, Lawrence. Code Version 2.0. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Lessig, Lawrence. Free culture how big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity. New York: Penguin P, 2004.

Tentative tentaive bibliography

I don’t think I was quite searching for the right thing…most of what I found is about the impact f the interent on personal relationships. I suppose I can narrow it down after I do more reading. But at this point I’m not quite sure where Marx will come in…

McCormick, N. B. Computer friends and foes: Content of undergraduate’s electronic mail. Computers in Human Behavior; 1992 Vol. 8, p379-405, 27p.

Prelim Bibliography: Green Products/Economy

Some sources to start things off:

John, Grant. The Green Marketing Manifesto. Chichester, England; Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Johnston, Josee. “The Citizen-Consumer Hybrid: Ideological tensions and the case of Whole Foods Market.” Theory and Society 37.3 (2008): 229-270.

Stolle, Dietlind, and Michele Micheletti. “The Gender Gap Reversed: Political consumerism as a women-friendly form of civic and political engagement.” Gender and Social Capital Conference, St. John’s College, Manitoba. 2-3 May 2003. <http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/conferences/gender_socialcapital/StolleMichelettipaper.pdf>

Micheletti, Michele, and Dietlind Stolle. “Mobilizing Consumers to Take Responsibility for Global Social Justice.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 611.1 (2007): 157-175.

Micheletti, Michele. Political Virtue and Shopping: Individuals, consumerism, and collective action. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Nelson, Michelle R., Mark A. Rademacher, and Hye-Jin Paek. “Downshifting Consumer = Upshifting Citizen? An Examination of a Local Freecycle Economy.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 611.1 (2007): 141-156.

Prothero, Andrea, and James A. Fitchett. “Greening Capitalism: Opportunities for a Green Commodity.” Journal of Macromarketing 20.1 (2000): 46-55.

Szasz, Andrew.  Shopping Our Way to Safety: How we changed from protecting the environment to protecting ourselves. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

And, yeah, there was absolutely no reason for me to abbreviate “preliminary” in my title, other than the fact that I like to stand out.

Preliminary bibliography

Ludlow, Peter, ed. Crypto anarchy, cyberstates, and pirate utopias. Cambridge, Mass.; London: MIT Press, 2001. Print.

Preliminary bibliography

These are what I’ve got so far, when looking up stuff about gay marriage and Marxism.

Boyd, Alamilla. “Sex and Tourism: The Economic Implications of the Gay Marriage Movement.” Radical History Review (Winter2008 2008): 222-235. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Christensen, Jen. “Love! Valour! Commerce!”. Advocate (July 2008): 27-27. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Church, C. C. “Communism in Marriage: Human Relationships at the Oneida Community.” Nation 123, no. 3188 (August 11, 1926): 124-126. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Gray, Betty MacMorran. “Money and Marriage: The Usable Truth.” Nation 214, no. 26 (June 26, 1972): 820-821. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Handley, William R. “Belonging(s): Plural Marriage, Gay Marriage and the Subversion of ‘Good Order.’” Discourse (26:3) Fall 2004, 85-109,197. Literature Online (accessed September 27, 2009).

Jefson, Cristy A. “A Review of The Social Construction of Sexuality.” American Journal of Sexuality Education 1, no. 1 (December 2005): 183-188. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Kimball, Roger. “The marriage of Marx & Freud.” New Criterion 16.4 (Dec. 1997): 4. Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Langbein, Laura, and Mark A. Yost. “Same-Sex Marriage and Negative Externalities.” Social Science Quarterly (Blackwell Publishing Limited) 90, no. 2 (June 2009): 292-308. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

“Married, guerrilla style.” Advocate (March 15, 2005): 17-17. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Mcpheeters, Martha. “Gays to Marry? Let’s Not!.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 3, no. 1/2 (March 1999): 197-203. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed September 27, 2009).

Seidman, Steven. “The social construction of sexuality.” Contemporary Societies. New York : Norton, 2003.