Scrapbooking is Deviant?

This entry is part 9 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

Each Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation.

Is scrapbooking deviant?

No. I suppose sometimes it could be considered deviant. I suppose sometimes a person could be a deviant scrapbooker.

Is scrapbooking criminal?

No. I suppose you could run into recording someone illegally and run afoul of the law that way.

So if scrapbooking is not deviant and is not criminal, why do we talk about it as if it is?

Scrapbookers talk about being addicted to scrapbooking. They refer to their supplies as their stash. Some mention they are stigmatized as scrapbookers. Lastly, scraplifting—the act of copying other’s layout designs—is completely acceptable.

Over the next few weeks, I will discuss each of the ways scrapbookers talk about their hobby as deviance.

Don’t forget, you can always email me your questions and suggestions. Email me at stephaniemedleyrath at gmail dot com or contact me here and let me know what you’re thinking, what you’d like to see, and any questions you might have. I will personally respond to your emails and may use your questions in future articles.


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  • lol! i never realized that about scrapbooking vocabulary but you’re absolutely right! looking forward to your future posts.

  • Thanks for the comment. I wonder if other hobbies use this type of language of deviance to describe their hobby?

  • I am looking forward to more posts. I know that scrapbooking has influenced my life, and I am interested in reading about what you learned from your research. 🙂

    Yep, I use those terms without thinking about it too. I refer to my “stash” and “scraplifting.”

  • Stephanie Medley-Rath

    Thanks for the comment and continuing to read.