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Author Vigarello, Georges.

Title Concepts of cleanliness : changing attitudes in France since the Middle Ages / Georges Vigarello ; translated by Jean Birrell
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press ; Paris : Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 1988


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  391.640944 Vig/Coc  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 239 pages ; 23 cm
Series Past and present publications
Past and present publications.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Part I. From Water for Pleasure to Water as Threat: 1. The Water That Infiltrated: The wide open skin, The dry wash; 2. The Disappearance of Certain Practices: Steam-baths and bath-houses, 'Getting out the bathtubs'; 3. The Old Pleasures of Water: Mingled bodies, Transgression, The 'multitude of God's goods'; Part II. The Linen That Washed: 4. What Was Covered and What Was Seen: Vermin, Hands and faces, Linen and the invisible, Bodies and spaces; 5. The Skin and White Linen: Linen and sweat, Linen and looking, Frequencies, A matter of surfaces; 6. Appearances: The cleanliness that distinguished, The perfume that 'cleansed'; Part III. From Water That Penetrated to Water That Strengthened: 7. A Pleasant Sensation on the Skin: A novel and rare type of bath, Sensibility, The 'conveniences'; 8. Cold and the New Vigour: Ideas about cold baths, What practices?, Visions of invigorated bodies; 9. Nature and Artifice: Health versus cosmetics, The deception of perfume, The internal versus appearance; 10. The Stench of Towns and People: The quantification of death, The localisation of unhealthiness, The water that improved the atmosphere; 11. All-Over Baths and Local Washing: More baths, Local washing; Part IV. The Water That Protected: 12. The Functions of the Skin: The new use of the word 'hygiene', The skin and the energetic balance, The resistance of prudery; 13. Water's Itineraries: Water and protection against epidemics, The circulation of water and public hygiene, Bathing and social hierarchy; 14. The Pastoral of Poverty: Making cleanliness moral, Education, Regenerating measures; 15. The Children of Pasteur: The 'invisible monsters', What could not be seen; 16. Installations and Privacy: Extending the bedroom, Cells, Dynamics
Analysis France Man Personal hygiene, 1500-1985
Notes Translation of: Le propre et le sale
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bathing customs -- France -- History.
Hygiene -- Social aspects -- France -- History.
Author Birrell, Jean.
LC no. 88004125
ISBN 0521342481
2735102343 (France)
Other Titles Propre et le sale. English