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The Resource Cleanliness and culture: Indonesian histories

Cleanliness and culture: Indonesian histories

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Cleanliness and culture: Indonesian histories
Title
Cleanliness and culture: Indonesian histories
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Contributor
Author
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
Cataloging source
OAPEN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dijk, Kees van
Dewey number
613.09598
Funding information
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA541.I5
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • technical reports
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Taylor, Jean Gelman
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hygiene
  • Sanitation
Label
Cleanliness and culture: Indonesian histories
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii+204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183758
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvbpf72r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1030816042
  • (OCoLC)1030816042
Label
Cleanliness and culture: Indonesian histories
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii+204 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789067183758
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvbpf72r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1030816042
  • (OCoLC)1030816042

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