Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures: Record Collecting as a Social Practice

Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures: Record Collecting as a Social Practice

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This study examines the history of record collecting; profiles collectors and the collecting process; considers categoriesa€”especially music genresa€”and types of record collecting; and outlines and discusses the infrastructure within which collecting operates. Shuker situates this discussion within the broader literature on collecting, along with issues of cultural consumption, social identity and 'the construction of self' in contemporary society. Record collecting is both fascinating in its own right, and provides insights into broader issues of nostalgia, consumption and material culture.As my daughters listen to Rihanna, Pink, Christina Aguilera and Beyonce, I discover new favourites all the time. ... House.a#39; Music magazines Hasse is an avid reader of music magazines, observing that there is a#39;nothing like a good library of anbsp;...


Title:Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures: Record Collecting as a Social Practice
Author: Dr Roy Shuker
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-01-28
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