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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-242357

Description

xiv, 450 p. : ill. ; 25 cm., 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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Hygiene History 18th century.
Hygiene History 19th century.
Hygiene history
Cultural Evolution
History, 17th Century
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
Human Body
Reinlichkeit.
Kèorperpflege.
Hygiene.

Originator

Brown, Kathleen M., 1960-

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.

Publication

New Haven : Yale University Press

Publisher Series

Society and the sexes in the modern world
Society and the sexes in the modern world.

Description

xiv, 450 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-435) and index.

ISBN

9780300106183 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300106181 (cloth : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks RA780.B76 2009

Places

United States
United States.
USA.