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Foul bodies : cleanliness in early America

Author: Kathleen M Brown
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Series: Society and the sexes in the modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen M Brown
ISBN: 9780300106183 0300106181 9780300171556 0300171552 9780300160277 0300160275
OCLC Number: 150336396
Description: xiv, 450 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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.
Series Title: Society and the sexes in the modern world.
Responsibility: Kathleen M. Brown.
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Contends that care of the body is not simply a private matter but an expression of cultural ideals that reflect the fundamental values of a society. This book provides an intimate view of cleanliness  Read more...

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""Foul Bodies "is provocative in the best way, raising troubling questions about how we do history and how we live our lives." Jan Ellen Lewis, "William and Mary Quarterly"--Jan Ellen Lewis "William Read more...

 
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