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Pathological Collectibles

Scott Herring

in The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226171685
eISBN:
9780226171852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226171852.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the cultural role that collectibles and their deviations play in the historical development of hoarding as a mental illness. It notes that scientists often refer to hoarding as ... More


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