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Cleanliness And Culture

Indonesian Histories

Cleanliness And Culture - Van Dijk, Kees (EDT) - ISBN: 9789067183758
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Bindwijze: Boek, Paperback (30-11-2011)
Genre: Geschiedenis / Cultuur
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Beschrijving

Recent years have shown an increase in interest in the study of cleanliness from
a historical and sociological perspective. Many of such studies on bathing and
washing, on keeping the body and the streets clean, and on fi lth and the combat
of dirt, focus on Europe.
In Cleanliness and culture attention shifts to the tropics, to Indonesia,
in colonial times as well as in the present. Subjects range from the use of soap
and the washing of clothes as a pretext to claim superiority of race and class to
how references to being clean played a role in a campaign against European
homosexuals in the Netherlands Indies at the end of the 1930s. Other topics
are eerie skin diseases and the sanitary measures to eliminate them, and how
misconceptions about lack of hygiene as the cause of illness hampered the fi nding
of a cure. Attention is also drawn to differences in attitude towards performing
personal body functions outdoors and retreating to the privacy of the bathroom,
to traditional bathing ritual and to the modern tropical Spa culture as a
manifestation of a New Asian lifestyle.
With contributions by Bart Barendregt, Marieke Bloembergen, Kees van Dijk, Mary
Somers Heidhues, David Henley, George Quinn, and Jean Gelman Taylor.

Details

Titel: Cleanliness And Culture
auteur: Van Dijk, Kees (EDT)
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Uitgever: KITLV PRESS
Publicatiedatum: 30-11-2011
NUR: Geschiedenis / Cultuur
ISBN/ISBN13: 9789067183758
Intern nummer: 18010106

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