Souvenir by Rolf Potts
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A tiny read (pretty much of the size of a souvenir) on travel souvenirs in a broad sense of the word. A lovely mix of authors personal experience and more extensive research; a good starting point for those specifically interested in compulsive documentation of an experience or a commodification of culture; but most importantly, it's a book for everyone who travels, buys a magnet or a postcard or takes a snapshot of oneself in front of a famous building – we all do it, and this book puts these habits into a historical and anthropological context.
A postcard is not just a postcard after you read this.
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