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Macho and Moral: An Archaeological Investigation of Masculine Behaviors on Apple Island, Michigan.

Author(s): Mark Hoock

Year: 2016

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It is not remarkable to say that the separation between city and country has become a normalized binary. For years, scholars have discussed how capitalism has framed urban and rural spaces, including desires to leave urban areas for some approximation of a sentimental bucolic paradise. However, investigating the rural and urban separation and "back to the land" movements within capitalism reveals other interesting social phenomena. Archaeological investigations of a vacation retreat owned by members from Detroit’s late 19th century elite social class has yielded data illuminating their contributions to normative views of masculinity promoted within a romanticized vacation space removed from their daily urban existence. The performances of these individuals within their vacation refuge supported the demarcation between urban and rural, while simultaneously perpetuated a connection between a "normalized" masculinity and morality that accompanied leaving the city, even though their economic success within the city permitted their rustic retreat. 


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Macho and Moral: An Archaeological Investigation of Masculine Behaviors on Apple Island, Michigan.. Mark Hoock. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434748)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 583

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America