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„Ich liebe, liebe, liebe Dich“: Zum Gebrauch der Fernsehsendung „Traumhochzeit“ durch die Kandidaten

Jo Reichertz
Soziale Welt
45. Jahrg., H. 1 (1994), pp. 98-119
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40877936
Page Count: 22
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„Ich liebe, liebe, liebe Dich“: Zum Gebrauch der Fernsehsendung „Traumhochzeit“ durch die Kandidaten
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Abstract

In the show "Traumhochzeit" ('Dream-Like Wedding'), brides and grooms not only say "I do" in front of 'live' television cameras — i.e. with an audience of roughly 10 million viewers, but also "I love you" in front of a hidden camera. If they win the first prize in the show, they are married in the bosom of their TV congregation in a romantic atmosphere and in grand style. The article examines why couples take part in this programme, or more precisely: how the couples use the programme to organize their own life. The description of a declaration of love in front of a hidden camera and its structural analysis using the method of hermeneutic sociology of knowledge reveals that the couples do not participate in the show for exhibitionist reasons or the like, but that the use of the 'magic' medium of television represents, in a certain sense, a meaningful reaction to a no longer latent and also no longer small risk of seperation.

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