Dirt

Dirt

New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

eBook - 2007
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Dirt - and our rituals to eradicate it - are as much a part of our everyday lives as eating, breathing and sleeping. Yet this very fact means that we seldom question what we mean by dirt. What do our attitudes to dirt and cleanliness tell us about ourselves and the societies we live in? This innovative work exposes the interests which underlie everyday conceptions of dirt and reveals how our ideas about it are intimately bound up with issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality and the body. Exploring a wide variety of settings - domestic, urban and rural - it reveals how attitudes to.
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2007
ISBN: 9780857712141
0857712144
9781441615879
1441615873
1780764170
9781780764177
1845116720
9781845116729
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (ix, 262 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Cox, Rosie
Campkin, Ben

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