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The Resource Cleanliness and culture : Indonesian histories, (electronic book)

Cleanliness and culture : Indonesian histories, (electronic book)

Label
Cleanliness and culture : Indonesian histories
Title
Cleanliness and culture
Title remainder
Indonesian histories
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 filth 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 finding 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
  • Subject term: Humanities
  • Subject term: Indonesia
  • Subject term: hygiene
  • Subject term: cleanliness
  • Subject term: colonial politics
  • Subject term: colonial history
  • Subject term: cultural anthropology
  • Subject term: sociology
Member of
Language note
English
Literary form
unknown
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  • 1946-
  • 1944-
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  • Dijk, C. van
  • Taylor, Jean Gelman
  • Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (Netherlands)
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  • Hygiene
  • Sanitation
Label
Cleanliness and culture : Indonesian histories, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
403202
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 electronic resource (xii+204 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183758
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified
Label
Cleanliness and culture : Indonesian histories, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
403202
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 electronic resource (xii+204 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183758
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
unspecified

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