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dc.contributor.authorDijk van, Kees
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Jean Gelman
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.submitted2011-12-31 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2018-06-26 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T15:20:21Z
dc.identifier403202
dc.identifierOCN: 1030816042
dc.identifier794698162
dc.identifier1572-2892;1572-1892
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/34575
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/32298
dc.description.abstractRecent 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVerhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities
dc.subject.othersociology
dc.subject.othercultural anthropology
dc.subject.othercolonial politics
dc.subject.othercolonial history
dc.subject.otherindonesia
dc.subject.othercleanliness
dc.subject.otherhygiene
dc.subject.otherBeriberi
dc.subject.otherDutch East Indies
dc.subject.otherHomosexuality
dc.subject.otherNetherlands
dc.subject.otherRice
dc.titleCleanliness and culture: Indonesian histories
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_403202
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy33fecb33-e7c4-4fc8-96b0-7ba2fccafba9
oapen.relation.isbn9789004253612
oapen.collectionOAPEN-NL
oapen.pagesxii+204
oapen.place.publicationLeiden - Boston
dc.seriesnumber272


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