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Making a Reality: Inclusive Wedding Vendors and Extramarket Morality

Parkins, I. & Findlay, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-8596-6880 (2023). Making a Reality: Inclusive Wedding Vendors and Extramarket Morality. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 10(1), pp. 77-98.

Abstract

This article analyses a series of interviews with queer-positive wedding apparel and style providers. Vendors' descriptions of their relationships with clients reveal a prioritization of embodied intersubjectivity. We explore vendors' construction of themselves as providing respite, in the wedding apparel production process, from clients' repertoire of experiences of exclusion in a hetero- and cisnormative fashion industry. The intercorporeal ethics at work in the relationships between vendors and clients suggests the persistence of what Wendy Brown has called "extramarket morality" inside the wedding attire marketplace.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This work will appear in QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, Vol.10, No.1 published by Michigan State University Press.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries
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