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Chapter 1. Dating Love: A History of The Love-Lock Custom
Chapter 2. Consuming Love: Folk Custom and Popular Culture
Chapter 3. Excavating Love: The Material Culture of Love-Locking
Chapter 4. Locking Love: The Ethnography of Love-Locking
Chapter 5. Symbolizing Love: The semiotics of love-locking
Chapter 6. Selling Love: The Commercialization of Love-locking
Chapter 7. Unlocking Love: Controversy and Heritage

Concluding Thoughts: A Final Case-Study

Appendix 1
Appendix 2


Unlocking the Love-Lock

The History and Heritage of a Contemporary Custom

Ceri Houlbrook

260 pages, 50 illus., bibliog., index, Enhanced Love-locks Catalog

ISBN  978-1-78920-922-8 Hb Published (January 2021)

eISBN 978-1-78920-923-5 eBook