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Collecting in Contemporary Practice (Hardcover)

Author: Pearce, Susan

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Product Overview

This clear and lively book provides an illuminating analysis of collecting as a major social and individual phenomenon in contemporary society.

The book is based on the understanding of collecting practice, rather than the collections themselves. It highlights 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.

Susan Pearce presents both quantitative and qualitative information from a broad spectrum of contemporary collectors and relates their collecting to broader issues of consumption, gender, family and social class. Accessible and original,Collecting in Contemporary Practice will be of

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Publisher Sage Pubns Ltd
Mfg Part# 9780761950806
SKU 204132714
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 076195080X
Release Date 7/30/2012
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0224
Publisher Sage Publications (CA)
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