Collecting in Contemporary Practice

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Dezember 1997



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.


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


Susan Pearce is Professor of Museum Studies and Deans of Arts at the University of Leicester. She is most recently author of Museums, Objects and Collections (1992), On Collecting: An Investigation into Collecting in te European Tradition (1995) and Experiencing Culture in the Western World (1997).
EAN: 9780761950813
ISBN: 0761950818
Untertitel: 49:B&W 6. 14 x 9. 21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Sage Publications UK
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 1997
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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