Collecting in a Consumer Society Russel Belk

ISBN: 9780415105347

Published: November 7th 1995

Hardcover

208 pages


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Collecting in a Consumer Society  by  Russel Belk

Collecting in a Consumer Society by Russel Belk
November 7th 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 208 pages | ISBN: 9780415105347 | 6.15 Mb

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,MoreThis 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.



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