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House of Cards : Baseball Card Collecting and Popular Culture.

Author: John Bloom
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 1997.
Series: American culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From interviews with collectors, dealers, and hobbyists as well as analyses of the baseball card industry and extensive firsthand observations, John Bloom explores what this hobby tells us about nostalgia, work, play, masculinity, and race and gender relations among collectors.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Bloom
ISBN: 9780816687725 0816687722
OCLC Number: 476094272
Description: 1 online resource (154 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Baseball Card Industry; 2. Venues of Exchange and Adult Collecting; 3. Collecting Sets; 4. Adult Male Baseball Card Collecting, Nostalgia, and the Cultural Politics of Gender and Race during the 1970s and 1980s; Conclusion; Notes on Methodology; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: American culture.

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From interviews with collectors, dealers, and hobbyists as well as analyses of the baseball card industry and extensive firsthand observations, John Bloom explores what this hobby tells us about nostalgia, work, play, masculinity, and race and gender relations among collectors.

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