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Open Access Thesis

Keywords

Camp, Walter, 1859-1925; Men--United States--Identity--History--20th century; White collar workers--United States--History--20th century; Middle class--United States--History--20th century; Physical fitness--United States--History--20th century;

Abstract

This thesis is examines how culture became a means to deal with the problems of over-civilization in the early twentieth century. The realities of a salaried position and corporate work spaces had dramatically changed how the middle class felt about work. Looking at the writings of Walter Camp, the human relations movement, and the exercise culture of the period one can see how the office space was not simply a place of work but a new context for constructing masculinity and a sense of worth.

Date of Award

2015

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of History

First Advisor

Brian Roberts, Chair

Date Original

2015

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 138 pages)

Language

EN

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