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Gretchen Herrmann

Gretchen Herrmann

Gretchen Herrmann, Library, presented a paper titled “Valuing Affect: The Centrality of Emotion, Memory and Identity in Garage Sale Exchange” at the 111th annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association Nov. 14-18 in San Francisco, Calif. The paper deals with affective elements of the exchange, including particular stories and memories that are passed along and with the transformative potential for participants in exchanging evocative aspects of their lives.