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 and the impact this collecting has on us and our culture collecting in a consumer society outlines the history of museum collecting from ancient . Russell belks collecting in a consumer society examines the phenomena of collecting primarily from an anthropological standpoint though it contains a few brief interviews with collectors it is primarily a work of synthesis organizing and evaluating other works of scholarship in order to offer a coherent definition of the phenomenon and its significance for modern society. Russell belk is one of the go to guys when youre studying what it is to collect and contemporary consumerism in this very accessible book he discusses several important aspects of consumerism and collecting both the rise of consumerism outlines the history of collecting and takes a closer look at individual and institutional collectors and the differences between these. Collecting in a consumer society by russell w belk is a digital pdf ebook for direct download to pc mac notebook tablet ipad iphone smartphone ereader but not for kindle a drm capable reader equipment is required. Russell w belk is an american business academic currently a distinguished research professor and the kraft foods canada chair in marketing at schulich school of business york university professor belk is a leading authority on consumption consumer culture consumer behaviour materialism collecting gift giving sharing and the digital self
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