Those Obscure Objects of Desire

@article{ColwellChanthaphonh2004ThoseOO,
  title={Those Obscure Objects of Desire},
  author={C. Colwell‐Chanthaphonh},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Ethnography},
  year={2004},
  volume={33},
  pages={571 - 601}
}
The desire to collect objects that represent a distant age has long been a part of the human social anatomy. However, only in the last several decades have academics given attention to collecting behaviors that affect local and global heritage sites. Although this scholarly discourse has become increasingly sophisticated, writers still often cast all collecting within the framework of “looting.” Grounded in detailed ethnographic interviews and observations in the San Pedro Valley of Arizona… Expand
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