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On Collecting An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition

On Collecting: An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition

1st Edition

By Susan Pearce
June 21, 1999

On Collecting examines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.Susan Pearce looks at the way we collect and what this tells us about ourselves and our society. She also explores the psychology of collecting: why do we bestow value on ...

Collecting in a Consumer Society

Collecting in a Consumer Society

1st Edition

By Russell W. Belk
June 29, 2001

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 ...

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