The soul-crafted interior: Governing the domestic inhabitant in Victorian Britain and America 1855-1885

Vanessa Galvin

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Abstract

The Soul-Crafted Interior examines the domestic inhabitant's self-formative engagement with the interior under the written guidance of priests, spiritualists, psychiatrists and additional authorities that emerged in Victorian Britain and America in the second half of the nineteenth century. These figures contributed concepts and advice serving to regulate the self, norms of behaviour and value judgement in the home - developments which were means and measure of a process of secularisation. Research provides concrete evidence to show how empiricism diminished the influence of religion and supernaturalist outlooks on the home and enhanced the effectivity of medical practices for the inhabitant's understanding of themselves in relationship to interior space.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Taylor, William M, Supervisor
  • Vujosevic, Tijana, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date13 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 10/09/2019 to 10/09/2021. Made publicly available on 10/09/2021.

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