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Filth : dirt, disgust, and modern life

Author: William A Cohen; Ryan Johnson
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on 'filth' in literary & cultural materials from London, Paris & their colonial outposts in the 19th & early 20th centuries, the essays in this volume range over topics from the building of sewers to the fictional representation of labouring women as polluting.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Cohen; Ryan Johnson
ISBN: 0816642990 9780816642991 0816643008 9780816643004
OCLC Number: 55645012
Description: xxxvii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Good and intimate filth / Christopher Hamlin --
The new historicism and the psychopathology of everyday modern life / David Trotter --
Sewage treatments : vertical space and waste in nineteenth-century Paris and London / David L. Pike --
Medical mapping : the Thames, the body, and our mutual friend / Pamela K. Gilbert --
Confronting sensory crisis in the great stinks of London and Paris / David S. Barnes --
Victorian dust traps / Eileen Cleere --
"Dirty pleasure" : Trilby's filth / Joseph Bristow --
Merdre! performing filth in the bourgeois public sphere / Neil Blackadder --
Foreign matter : imperial filth / Joseph W. Childers --
The dustbins of history : waste management in late-Victorian utopias / Natalka Freeland --
The Indian subject of colonial hygiene / William Kupinse --
Abject academy / Benjamin Lazier.
Responsibility: William A. Cohen and Ryan Johnson, editors.
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Focusing on 'filth' in literary & cultural materials from London, Paris & their colonial outposts in the 19th & early 20th centuries, the essays in this volume range over topics from the building of sewers to the fictional representation of labouring women as polluting.

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