Contemporary collecting : objects, practices, and the fate of things
Table of contents:
Part 1. Collecting in a Virtual World -- Meditations in an Emergency : On the Apparent Destruction of My mp3 Collection / Marcus Boon -- Matthew Collecting, Curating, and the Magic Circle of Ownership in a Postmaterial Culture / James Vechinski -- Searching for Cap'n Ernie's Treasure Chest : Collecting and Sharing the Lost History of Live Local Television Genres / Phillip Hutchison -- Part 2. Changing Relationships with Things -- Virtual Life and the Value of Objects : Nostalgia, Distinction, and Collecting in the Twenty-First Century / David Banash -- Memory, Desire, and the "Good Collector" in PEZhead Culture / Daniel DeChaine -- Suited for Nothing : Collecting Second Hand / William Davies King -- The World As Things : Collecting Thoughts On Collecting / Stanley Cavell -- Part 3. Collecting and Identity, Personal and Political -- From the Attic to the Mallpark : A Collection's Transition from Private to Public in a New Professional Baseball Stadium / Stephen A. Andon -- Collecting "History in the Making" : The Privatization of Propaganda in National Socialist Cigarette Cards / Mechtild Widrich -- "The record of a life" : Nation and Narrative in Victorian Women's Collections / Terri Baker -- Part 4. Collecting Practices and Cultural Hierarchies -- Distraction and Display : the Curiosity Cabinet and the Romantic Museum / Sophie Thomas -- Collection and Parody : Taliesin and House on the Rock / Mary Titus -- Record Collecting as Cultural Anthropology / Kevin M. MoistDescription:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261) and index.Keyword(s):
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