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Collecting in Contemporary Practice

Collecting in Contemporary Practice

March 1998 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This clear and lively book, based on the understanding of collecting practice rather than collections themselves, provides an illuminating analysis of collecting as a major social and individual phenomenon in contemporary sociey. Pearce uses both qualitative and quantitative informaion to highlight the significance of collecting in relation to the cultural process, popular culture, contemporary attitudes to material culture, and the idea of collecting as a postmodern activity.

Collecting Culture
Who and What
Work and Play
Buying and Giving
Families and Homes
Women and Men
Body and Soul
Contemporary Collecting

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