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The Bathroom: A Social History of Cleanliness and the Body.

9781440852664

The Bathroom: A Social History of Cleanliness and the Body

Alison K. Hoagland

Greenwood

2018

192 pages

$39.00

Hardcover

History of Human Spaces

GT2845

This volume traces the history of the bathroom in American houses from the late 19th century, up to the present. It discusses ideas related to cleanliness from the ancient world on; important elements of bathroom development from the last half of the 19th century until World War I, including the influence of the sanitarians of the 1870s an 1880s, the technology of the three fixtures in the bathroom, and how infrastructure influenced the bathroom, with case studies of Memphis and Baltimore illustrating debates about water and sewer systems; the uneven distribution of the bathroom among Americans; where bathrooms were placed and how many there were; the selling of the bathroom in the 1920s and 1930s, including the advertising of items for personal care; and the bathroom after World War II to the present, including its growth in numbers and size and current political issues and social trends reflected in the bathroom, such as water conservation, universal access, and germophobia. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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