Auctions/Estate Sales Bibliography

1981 Optimal Auctions. The American Economic Review , Vol. 71, No 3. (Jun.), pp. 381-392.

Arnould, Eric J.
2001 Introduction to the special issue. Ethnography, consumer behavior and marketing: A sample of recent research. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 30 (4): 359-363

Artale, Angelo
1997 Rings in auctions: An experimental approach. Berlin: Springer.

Ashenfelter, Orley
1989 How auctions work for wine and art. Journal of Economic Perspectives 3:23-36.

Baker, Betty Cohen
1990 Competition and cooperation in an occupational subculture: An ethnography of antique dealers. Ph.D. dissertation, SUNY-Buffalo.

Bean, George H.
1948 Yankee auctioneer. Boston: Little, Brown.

Bleed, Peter
2000 Purveying the past: Structure and strategy in the American antiques trade. Plains Anthropologist 45:179-188.

Broeck, Alfred, Jr.
1983 The market report: A folklife ethnography of a Texas livestock auction. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.

Cassady, Ralph Jr.
1967 Auctions and auctioneering. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Clark, Robert E. and Larry J. Halford
1978 Going ... Going ... Gone: Some Preliminary Observations on "Deals" at Auctions. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 7, No. 3, 285-307.

Dilworth, Leah
2003 Acts of Possession: Collecting in America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Engelbrecht-Wiggans, Richard, Martin Shubik, and Robert M. Stark, editor
1982 Auctions, bidding and contracting: Uses and theory. New York: New York University Press.

Glancy, Maureen
1988 The play-world setting of the auction. Journal of Leisure Research 20:135-153.

Herrmann, Gretchen and Stephen Soiffe
1984 For Fun and Profit: An Analysis of the American Garage Sale. Urban Life, vol. 12, No.4, pgs. 397-421.

Jarvenpa, Robert
2003 Collective Witnessing: Performance, Drama, and Circulation of Valuables in the Rural Auction and Antiques Trade. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 32, No. 5, 555-591.

Ketchum, William, Jr.
1980 Auction! New York: Sterling.

Kopytoff, Igor
1986 The cultural biography of things. Commoditization as process. In The social life of things: Commodities in cultural perspective, edited by Arjun Appadurai. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Kuiper, Koenraad
1996. Smooth talkers: The linguistic performance of auctioneers and sportscasters. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Kuiper, Koenraad, and Federick Tillis
1985. The chant of the tobacco auctioneer. American Speech 60 (2): 141-149.

Milgrom, Paul
1985 The economics of competitive bidding: A selective survey. In Social goals and social organization: Essays in memory of Elisha Pazner, edited by Leonid Hurwicz, David Schmeidler, and Hugo Sonnenschein. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.Riley, John G and William F. Samuelson.

Milgrom, Paul
1989 Auctions and bidding: A primer. Journal of Economic Perspectives 3:3-22.

Miller, Geoffrey
1984. "Are you unhappy at a twenty dollar bill?": Text, tune and context at antique auctions. Ethnomusicology 28 (2): 187-208

Palmer, Ceddie, Craig Palmer and Craig J. Forsyth
2006 Antiques, Auctions, and Action: Interpreting and Creating Economic Value. The Journal of Popular Culture 39 (2), 234-259.

Rasmusen, Eric Bennett
2006 Strategic Implications of Uncertainty over One's Own Private Value in Auctions. Advances in Theoretical Economics Vol 6, Issue 1 2006 Article 7

Smith, Charles W
1990 Auctions: The Social Construction of Value. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Turner, Ronny E., and Kenneth Stewart
1974 The negotiation of role conflict: A study of sales behavior at the auction. The Rocky Mountain Social Science Journal 11:85-96.