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The Resource Foul bodies : cleanliness in early America, Kathleen M. Brown

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

Label
Foul bodies : cleanliness in early America
Title
Foul bodies
Title remainder
cleanliness in early America
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen M. Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A nation's standards of private cleanliness reveal much about its ideals of civilization, fears of disease, and expectations for public life, says Kathleen Brown in this unusual cultural history. Starting with the shake-up of European practices that coincided with Atlantic expansion, she traces attitudes toward "dirt" through the mid-nineteenth century, demonstrating that cleanliness--and the lack of it--had moral, religious, and often sexual implications. Brown 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. The book explores early America's evolving perceptions of cleanliness, along the way analyzing the connections between changing public expectations for appearance and manners, and the backstage work of grooming, laundering, and housecleaning performed by women. 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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Kathleen M.
Dewey number
613/.40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA780
LC item number
.B76 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QT 11 AA1
NLM item number
B878f 2009
Series statement
Society and the sexes in the modern world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hygiene
  • Hygiene
  • Hygiene
  • Cultural Evolution
  • History, 17th Century
  • Human Body
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • United States
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Hygiene
  • United States
Label
Foul bodies : cleanliness in early America, Kathleen M. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-435) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
592756094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 450 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160277
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111g5r
  • 43346929-4e85-4833-b768-794b96afcecf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592756094
Label
Foul bodies : cleanliness in early America, Kathleen M. Brown
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-435) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
592756094
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 450 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160277
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt111g5r
  • 43346929-4e85-4833-b768-794b96afcecf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592756094

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