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Gretchen Herrmann, Library, has had an article accepted for publication by the journal Ethnology. Titled “New Lives from Used Goods: Garage Sales as Rites of Passage,” the article treats various types of garage sales as life transitions on the part of sellers, and to a lesser extent shoppers. Moving, combining households, divorcing or downsizing can all signal significant passages in participants’ lives and open the potential for new “potential selves.”