Collecting in Contemporary Practice
By (author) Susan M. Pearce
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Collecting in Contemporary Practice by Susan M. Pearce
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761950813
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan M. Pearce
On Collecting, Paperback (March 1999)
This book examines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.
Interpreting Objects and Collections, Hardback (October 1994)
Bringing together significant papers on the interpretation of objects and collections, this volume examines how people relate to material culture and why they collect things.
Art in Museums, Hardback (October 1994)View all books by Susan M. Pearce
Aims to canvass past and contemporary problems of cultural representation and of the relationship between the artist, the museum and society, exploring issues relating to audiences for art, and the role of galleries in these and other debates.
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Author Biography - Susan M. 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).
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