Because of her Victorian upbringing : gender archaeology at the Moore-Youse House

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dc.contributor.advisor Groover, Mark D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Blanch, Christina L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:09Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2006 .B59 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188193
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on the Moore-Youse family in Muncie, Indiana, a medium size city in Delaware County, Indiana, as a microcosm of Victorian ideology and material culture using the methods of historical archaeology and social history. The following thesis examines material conditions among this middle-class, female-centered, lineal family during the Victorian period using gender theory. In this study, archaeological materials and historical documents are used to explore the priorities and choices that influenced Muncie's middle class in making material decisions during the Victorian period.The Victorian Period in America was marked by rapid social change, growing industrialization and the transformation of gender roles. These changes created an expanded middle-class in communities across America. For the middle class the home was a sanctuary and Victorian women were expected to devote themselves to the home and family. Thus began the "cult of domesticity". This thesis explores the influence of gender roles in 19th century Indiana.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent xiii, 245 leaves : ill. (some col.), facsims. (some col.), geneal. table, maps (some col.), plans (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture, Domestic -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Indiana -- Muncie -- History -- 19th century. en_US
dc.subject.other Moore family -- Homes and haunts -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.other Youse family -- Homes and haunts -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.other Maxson family -- Homes and haunts -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.other Moore-Youse Home (Muncie, Ind.) en_US
dc.subject.other Muncie (Ind.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. en_US
dc.subject.other Muncie (Ind.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century. en_US
dc.title Because of her Victorian upbringing : gender archaeology at the Moore-Youse House en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1337189 en_US


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