Category Archives: Scrapbook Norms

Scrapbooking Brings People Together (Purpose of Scrapbooking)

Each Wednesday, I write a post that is from my dissertation. Scrapbooking can be a social activity. Through scrapbooking, people are able to socialize in obvious ways, such as scrapbooking with other people. Scrapbooking, however, is also a way to … Continue reading

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Scrapbook for the Future (Purpose of Scrapbooking)

Each Wednesday, I write a post that is from my dissertation. Though plenty of people scrapbook because it is relaxing and fun, most scrapbookers also have the future in mind when they decide to scrapbook. For some, a primary goal … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking is Relaxing and Fun (Purpose of Scrapbooking)

Each Wednesday, I write a post that is from my dissertation. Last week, I introduced a few purposes of scrapbooking. It should come as no surprise that all of my respondents talked about how they found scrapbooking to be relaxing, … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking Has No Rules. Yes, But Scrapbooking Does Have Norms.

Each Wednesday, I write a post that is from my dissertation. Over the last few Wednesdays, I have shared with you several sources of scrapbooking norms (e.g., scrapbooking celebrities, friends and family, industry workers). Today, I begin a discussion of … Continue reading

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My Friend Introduced Me to the Hobby

Each Wednesday, I write a post that is from my dissertation. Thus far, I have discussed how scrapbooking norms are influenced by the scrapbooking industry, but the reality is that most of my respondents rarely learn about scrapbooking purely from … Continue reading

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Scrapbook Manufacturers Reflect a Traditional America

Each Wednesday, I write a post that is from my dissertation. Last week, I told you about how industry workers are a source of scrapbook norms. Scrapbook manufacturers are a type of industry worker, but are different in that they … Continue reading

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The Story = Photographs + Words

One of the “rules” of scrapbooking is that you should journal on your scrapbook pages. The journaling is what makes it a scrapbook page. In the words of one of my respondents from my dissertation, “without the words, it’s just … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking on the Web

Each Wednesday, I write a post that is from my dissertation. Scrap Chat I am not a chat room kind of person. I find them overwhelming. As an industry worker, however, I knew that there were scrapbookers visiting these chat … Continue reading

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I Scrap Alone

Last Wednesday, I finished up talking about the methods I used in my dissertation. Today, I am going to start talking about my findings. I Scrap Alone Scrapbookers rarely acknowledge the help they receive with their scrapbooking. I’m guilty of … Continue reading

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