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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||13 Jun 2019|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2019|
- Embargoed from 10/09/2019 to 10/09/2021. Made publicly available on 10/09/2021.