To grow up or to feel? The cultural repertoires of love in reality-show “Married at First Sight”
Keywords:sociology of culture, love, television, communication
The aim of this paper is to analyse the cultural repertoires about love in Portuguese reality-show “Married at the First Sight” (SIC). Theoretically, this analysis is based on a pragmatic concept of culture presented by authors as Ann Swidler and Eva Illouz. The empirical material includes the weekly episodes of this television show. This material is examined according to content analysis. Results show two generic types of cultural repertoires focused on love, conceptualized as a “feeling” or as a “growing process” of oneself. Such repertoires are submitted to a certain tension which finally produces cultural ambivalence.
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