Collecting of Glass - a Multi-Sited Ethnography

In this study, glass collectors express their passion for Swedish glass from the 20th and 21st century. The purpose of the study is to view collecting of glass from a multi-sited perspective. It is of interest to try to understand different and multiple interpretations of glass collections and glass collecting encompassing not only the collector’s perceptions, but also glass designers, glass workers blowing, painting or engraving glass, marketers, retailers, and auctioneers. By contrasting different perceptions, also incorporating different contexts, we may better understand the meaning of collections.


Russell Belk, Magnus Morck, and Karin M. Ekstrom (2005) ,"Collecting of Glass - a Multi-Sited Ethnography", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7, eds. Karin M. Ekstrom and Helene Brembeck, Goteborg, Sweden : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 404-408.


Russell Belk, University of Utah
Magnus Morck, Center for Consumer Science
Karin M. Ekstrom, Center for Consumer Science


E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 7 | 2005

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