Collecting in Contemporary Practice

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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 interest to students, academics and professionals in museum studies, cultural studies, anthropology and material culture studies.

 

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Who and What
25
collection
34
hobbies
57
finding out that a collected piece was valuable
63
Work and Play
67
possession
99
Families and Homes
105
Women and
133
Body and Soul
152
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Seite 7 - ... generic" alibi. This is the logic of signifiers which produces the "evidence" of the "reality" of the signified and the referent. In every way, exchange value makes concrete production, concrete consumption, and concrete signification appear only in distorted, abstract forms. But it foments the concrete as its ideological ectoplasm, its phantasm of origin and transcendence [de"passement]. In this sense need, use value, and the referent "do not exist.

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