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Life saving bottles – constructing the perception of bottle collectors


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Gašparović, Ena. (2016). Life saving bottles – constructing the perception of bottle collectors. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. [mentor Grgurinović, Ivona].

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This paper deals with underrepresented population of bottle collectors in Croatia. In 2008. a bottle deposit in amount of 0,50 kunas per unit was introduced for PET, glass and Alu/Fe packaging. In the wake of following economic recession a large number of citiziens found collecting bottles as informal means of generating an additional income, and for some of them the only one. In this research bottle collectors are approached as heterogeneous population which creates its own perception on the activity of bottle collecting. The aim of this paper was to indicate how collectors themselves perceive this activity and how the media is creating perception about them. Qualitative methods were used: participant observation, interviews and analysis of media texts on the Internet. According to the used methods, the paper is divided into two units, the first one analyzing the narratives of bottle collector about their perception and the second one where creation of media image about them is discussed.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: bottle collectors, bottle deposit, informal economy, construction of perception, media
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Supervisor: Grgurinović, Ivona
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 12:01
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 12:01

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