A cultural study of the chair

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Issue Date
2008-05
Authors
Cass, Jenny R.
Advisor
Hathaway, Jeanine
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Abstract

This research traces the cultural significance of chairs. It examines the ways in which chairs are used to create and reinforce boundaries between individuals and/or groups of people within various social contexts. Gender, racial, and socio-economic factors were among the major chair-related divisions explored. Building from the cultural interpretation of chairs, the thesis moves towards a close reading of the chairs that are located in several literary texts, including Lady Audley's Secret, Invisible Man, and "The Human Chair", a short story by Japanese writer Edogawa Rampo.

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Thesis (M.A.) - Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of English
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 50-51)
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