Each Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation.
Over the last few months, I’ve shared with you my findings from chapter five of my study. I’ve spent time discussing how family, gender, race, and religion shape scrapbooking.
- Concluding Thoughts about Gender and Scrapbooking
- Doing Family: A Collection of Posts
- Race and Ethnicity and Scrapbooking
- Color-Blind Scrapbooking
- How Race is Considered in Scrapbooks Reflects American Culture
- Scrapbooking and Religion
- Scrapbooking as Religious-Like
These posts can be thought of as the “who”of scrapbooking: who scrapbooks and why. Next week, I will begin focusing on the “what” of scrapbooking. One of my key research questions is about classification. Scrapbooking is a great place to explore how classification occurs because scrapbooks are deeply personal, yet are also socially created. In particular, boundaries are drawn in terms of what a scrapbook is, who scrapbookers are, how scrapbooking is done, and what is scrapworthy.
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