The museum of the personal : souvenirs and nostalgia
Benson, Tracey (2001) The museum of the personal : souvenirs and nostalgia. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This research paper examines the role of the souvenir in terms of social relations and notions of self-identity and/or autobiography. Many types of souvenir objects (commercial and non-commercial) are explored as being agents that participate in the construction of identity. Commodity fetishism, nostalgia and fetishism are examined as key elements that define the social relations surrounding the souvenir. The notion of home and family is also explored as a fundamental aspect of how identity is constructed.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Ross, Toni& Fitzpatrick, Donal|
|Keywords:||souvenir, keepsake, memento, nostalgia, fetishism, commodity fetishism|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Department:||Faculty of Arts|
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Tracey Benson|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2008 13:58|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2011 05:44|
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