Tag Archives: Boundaries

Scrapworthy Moments

Scrapbookers determine what is scrapworthy by sifting through the photographs they have taken or been given of moments from their life. Photographs are not taken continuously but are taken selectively. Scrapbookers then have to label a moment as scrapworthy in … Continue reading

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Boundary Play and Scrapworthiness

Scrapbookers may play with boundaries through scrapbooking. Nippert-Eng (2005:304) argues that two conditions must be met in order for boundary play to occur: First, players must possess a shared, normative expectation for where one draws the line between two semiotically … Continue reading

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A Classification of a Life

Scrapbookers lump together items they consider scrapworthy and split them from the rest which they consider to be not scrapworthy (i.e., trashworthy or forgettable). Scrapworthiness is shaped by how scrapbookers classify their lives within their scrapbooks. For example, a scrapbooker … Continue reading

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How is Time Measured?

Last week, we explored what it means to scrapbook chronologically. But, what do we mean by chronological? What is the unit of time? How is time measured? While people were making day in the life layouts, when I conducted my … Continue reading

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I Scrapbook Chronologically.

Over the next few weeks, I will discuss my results regarding how scrapbooks are actually organized. Think about the following phrase for a moment: I scrapbook chronologically. What does this phrase mean? From my non-dissertation observations, there seems to be … Continue reading

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(A)Typical Scrapbook Post Roundup

This entry is part 81 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 81 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I usually write a post from my dissertation. By discussing atypical and typical scrapbook pages, what becomes clear is that most respondents scrapbook in typical ways—at least … Continue reading

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What “Counts” as Journaling?

This entry is part 80 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 80 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I usually write a post from my dissertation. Though scrapbooks are rarely identical and there is tremendous variety in terms of scrapbooking styles, scrapbookers do common things … Continue reading

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Pop Culture in Scrapbooks

This entry is part 79 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 79 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I usually write a post from my dissertation. Though scrapbookers are influenced by mainstream American culture in what they choose to scrapbook, they do not often record … Continue reading

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Similar Scrapbooks

This entry is part 78 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 78 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I usually write a post from my dissertation. Different scrapbookers showed me pages that are of common events such as holidays or life transitions. Seeing how different … Continue reading

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Typical Scrapbook Pages

This entry is part 77 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives Results

This entry is part 77 of 86 in the series Scrapworthy Lives ResultsEach Wednesday, I usually write a post from my dissertation. Respondents, who are better able to recognize atypical things in their scrapbooking, had been scrapbooking for a greater length … Continue reading

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