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Cutural Mulch : an investigation into collectors who create collections of mass produced objects and of the potential significance of those objects in relation to consumer culture

Wills, David

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Collecting is an activity that stems from humankinds roots as hunters and gathers, when necessity rather than want, was key. This dissertation considers the strategies and motivations behind collecting in the 21st Century and what the significance is of collected objects. It considers the many guises, aims and reasons for collections being made, from the attainment of wealth and status, to the filling of personal voids, or the simple pleasures of belonging to a like-minded group of people. The...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/8036

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