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Gretchen Herrmann

Gretchen Herrmann

Gretchen Herrmann, library, presented her paper, “Stuff at High Tide: The Ebb and Flow of Household Clutter Witnessed through the U.S. Garage Sale,” at the 110th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association held Nov. 16-20 in Montreal, Canada. The paper focuses on the over-accumulation of consumer goods in the last 40 years and the ways in which garage sales serve as “release valves” for too much household clutter.