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Cultural 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]

dc.contributor.authorWills, David
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-05T07:35:06Z
dc.date.available2011-07-05T07:35:06Z
dc.date.copyright2009-03
dc.identifier.otherb25195670
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/8036
dc.description.abstractCollecting 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 dissertation charts contemporary influences in collecting behaviour, from an increased interest in celebrity, the push by corporations to market mass-produced collectibles, alternative consumer trends, and what effect the internet has had on the availability of a vast array of objects globally and locally. Back grounded by a diminishing of the earth’s resources and the production of objects at a peak, it considers the notion of futility.
dc.format.extent1 vol.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT : The Australian National University
dc.rightsAuthor retains copyright
dc.subjectcollecting
dc.subjectphotography
dc.subjectcollections
dc.subjectart
dc.titleCultural 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
dc.typeThesis (PhD)
local.contributor.institutionThe Australian National University
local.contributor.supervisorJolly, Martyn
dcterms.valid2009
local.description.refereedYes
local.type.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationSchool of Art, College of Arts and Social Science
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.request.emailrepository.admin@anu.edu.au
local.request.nameDigital Theses
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d5147842a828
dcterms.accessRightsRestricted access
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