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  • Title: Collecting in a Consumer Society
  • Author: Russell W. Belk
  • ISBN: 9780415258487
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • This groundbreaking book examines the relationship between the development of the consumer society and the rise of collecting by individuals and institutions Rusell Belk considers how and why people collect, as individuals, corporations and museums, and the impact this collecting has on us and our culture.Collecting in a Consumer Society outlines the history of museum colThis groundbreaking book examines the relationship between the development of the consumer society and the rise of collecting by individuals and institutions Rusell Belk considers how and why people collect, as individuals, corporations and museums, and the impact this collecting has on us and our culture.Collecting in a Consumer Society outlines the history of museum collecting from ancient civilizations to the present It also looks at aspects of consumer culture advertizing, department stores, mass merchandizing, consumer desires, and how this relates to the activity of collecting.Collecting in a Consumer Society is the first book to focus on collecting as material consumption This is a provocative and engaging book, essential reading for anyone involved with the process of collecting.
    Collecting in a Consumer Society This groundbreaking book examines the relationship between the development of the consumer society and the rise of collecting by individuals and institutions Rusell Belk considers how and why people c

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    1. Belk is a prodigious scholar whose work on collection spans many articles, some of which I ve read and frankly found underwhelming This book, however, was exactly the opposite Not only did it take a relatively novel view of the hobby itself, but it did so with an historical perspective Belk synthesizes quite a bit of both theoretical and empirical scholarship on collection into his overview of its history From here, he develops his own working definition of collection and goes on to examine its [...]

    2. Russell Belk is one of the go to guys when you re studying what it is to collect and contemporary consumerism In this very accessible book, he discusses several important aspects of consumerism and collecting, both the rise of consumerism, outlines the history of collecting and takes a closer look at individual and institutional collectors and the differences between these.Overall, his view is that collecting can be a good thing for individuals if they don t take it to the extreme This is the on [...]

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