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Do You Look at Your Scrapbooks?

This entry is part 1 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 1 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. According to Katherine Ott (2006) in The Scrapbook in American Life, “no scrapbook can present meaning without the collaboration … Continue reading

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A Sense of Community

This entry is part 2 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 2 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post that is from my dissertation. If you believe the media, we live in a divided world, however, scrapbooking brings people together. People … Continue reading

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Scrapbooks Lie

This entry is part 3 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 3 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. Scrapbooks contain narratives about the past. These narratives to some extent “must be fictionalized in order for us to … Continue reading

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Is Editing Photographs being Dishonest?

This entry is part 4 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 4 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. Many scrapbookers, if not most, edit photographs in one way or another. Photographs are edited from the beginning—when the … Continue reading

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All Style, No Substance

This entry is part 5 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 5 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. We live in a culture that focuses on the pretty. Fashion magazines are devoted to teaching us how to … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Redo a Scrapbook Page?

This entry is part 6 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 6 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. In my study, I found that redoing a scrapbook page is rare. One scrapbooker talks about how she redid … Continue reading

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Handwritten or Typed Stories

This entry is part 7 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 7 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsLast week, I told you about the importance of writing your story. Your story can be written in your own handwriting or typed up and printed out from … Continue reading

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Hello. My Name is Stephanie and I’m Addicted to Scrapbooking.

This entry is part 8 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 8 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. Many scrapbookers consider themselves addicted to scrapbooking. Newspaper reporters commonly describe scrapbooking as addicting, an obsession, and a passion. … Continue reading

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Scrapbooking is Deviant?

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

This entry is part 9 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach 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 … Continue reading

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Stigmatized Scrapbookers

This entry is part 10 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 10 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I write a post from my dissertation. Not only do handcrafters hide their “stash,” but Stalp (2006a; 2006b) finds that quilters hide their identity as quilter … Continue reading

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