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Collecting in Contemporary Practice By Susan Pearce

Collecting in Contemporary Practice by Susan Pearce

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Summary

This text highlights the significance of collecting in relation to the cultural process, contemporary attitudes to material culture, and collecting as postmodern activity.

Collecting in Contemporary Practice Summary

Collecting in Contemporary Practice by Susan Pearce

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.

About Susan Pearce

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).

Table of Contents

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

Additional information

GOR002061163
9780761950813
0761950818
Collecting in Contemporary Practice by Susan Pearce
Used - Very Good
Paperback
SAGE Publications Inc
1997-12-12
224
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