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Foul bodies :cleanliness in early America /Kathleen M. Brown.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Brown, Kathleen M., 1960-
Publication
New Haven : Yale University Press
Publisher Series
Society and the sexes in the modern world
Society and the sexes in the modern world.
Contents
Caring for the early modern body -- Skin -- Corruption -- Empire's new clothes -- Gentility -- Virtue -- Reimagining sickness and health -- Healing housework -- Redemption -- Laborers -- Immersion -- Mission.
Date
c2009.
Description
Brown provides an intimate view of cleanliness practices and how such forces as urbanization, immigration, market conditions, and concerns about social mobility influenced them. Broad in historical scope and imaginative in its insights, this book expands the topic of cleanliness to encompass much larger issues, including religion, health, gender, class, and race relations.
xiv, 450 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-435) and index.
ISBN
0300106181 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780300106183 (cloth : alk. paper)
GUSN
242357
Call Number
Stacks RA780.B76 2009
Descriptive terms
Cultural Evolution
History, 17th Century
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
Human Body
Hygiene History 18th century.
Hygiene History 19th century.
Hygiene history
Hygiene.
Kèorperpflege.
Reinlichkeit.
Places
USA.
United States
United States.

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