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Filth : dirt, disgust, and modern life / William A. Cohen and Ryan Johnson, editors.

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Subject: English literature > England > London > History and criticism.
French literature > France > Paris > History and criticism.
English literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
French literature > 19th century > History and criticism.
Refuse and refuse disposal > History > 19th century.
Refuse and refuse disposal in literature.
Urban health > History > 19th century.
Sanitation > History > 19th century.
City and town life in literature.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 19th century.
Paris (France) > Social life and customs > 19th century.
Urban Health > history > London.
Urban Health > history > Paris.
History, 19th Century > London.
History, 19th Century > Paris.
Literature, Modern > history > London.
Literature, Modern > history > Paris.
Refuse Disposal > history > London.
Refuse Disposal > history > Paris.
Sanitation > history > London.
Sanitation > history > Paris.
Social Environment > London.
Social Environment > Paris.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic book.

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  • ISBN: 9780816695683
  • ISBN: 0816695687
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 317 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Good and intimate filth / Christopher Hamlin -- The new historicism and the psychopathology of everyday modern life / David Trotter -- Sewage treatments : vertical space and waste in nineteenth-century Paris and London / David L. Pike -- Medical mapping : the Thames, the body, and our mutual friend / Pamela K. Gilbert -- Confronting sensory crisis in the great stinks of London and Paris / David S. Barnes -- Victorian dust traps / Eileen Cleere -- "Dirty pleasure" : Trilby's filth / Joseph Bristow -- Merdre! performing filth in the bourgeois public sphere / Neil Blackadder -- Foreign matter : imperial filth / Joseph W. Childers -- The dustbins of history : waste management in late-Victorian utopias / Natalka Freeland -- The Indian subject of colonial hygiene / William Kupinse -- Abject academy / Benjamin Lazier.
Summary: This book explores the question of what filth has to do with culture: what critical role the lost, the rejected, the abject, and the dirty play in social management and identity formation.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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