Presentation Title

A Few of My Favorite Things: The Roles and Functions of Special Objects for College Students

Advisor Information

Elizabeth Chalecki

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 249

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-3-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

5-3-2016 1:45 PM

Abstract

“The college years” represent significant life change as students expand social networks, acquire knowledge, and establish new lifestyle patterns in living spaces filled with new and old “things.” This research explores the roles of important objects for college students as they navigate this transition and curate their new living environments. In-depth interviews with college students (ages 19-30) and visual analysis of dorm rooms in Omaha, NE provide insight into the roles these objects play in college life. Identifying how certain objects fade while others grow in importance contributes to an understanding of the role of material culture during this transition.

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Winner of Best Graduate Oral Presentation

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A Few of My Favorite Things: The Roles and Functions of Special Objects for College Students

UNO Criss Library, Room 249

“The college years” represent significant life change as students expand social networks, acquire knowledge, and establish new lifestyle patterns in living spaces filled with new and old “things.” This research explores the roles of important objects for college students as they navigate this transition and curate their new living environments. In-depth interviews with college students (ages 19-30) and visual analysis of dorm rooms in Omaha, NE provide insight into the roles these objects play in college life. Identifying how certain objects fade while others grow in importance contributes to an understanding of the role of material culture during this transition.