Anthropology | The Arts of Anth: Desiring Objects:Collectors and Collecting
E660 | 24923 | Girshick

Above class meets 1st eight weeks

Do you know someone who collects comic books, prom dresses, postcards
or license plates?  Ever wonder about the logic of collecting? Nearly
one-third of the people in North America collect something in a
systematic way. This course will explore the history and social
context of collecting in Europe and America. We will examine why
people collect, why institutions collect, and how people create and
display their collections.