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Bodies, Bodily Functions and Activities, and Hygiene

BONNIE S. McDOUGALL

in Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256792
eISBN:
9780191698378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256792.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter explores Lu Xun and Xu Guangping's own bodies and bodily activities and functions. When they first started to write to each other, the two rarely discussed bodies, bodily functions or ... More


The Closet: The Eighteenth-Century Architecture of Intimacy

Danielle Bobker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198231
eISBN:
9780691201542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Long before it was a hidden storage space or a metaphor for queer and trans shame, the closet was one of the most charged settings in English architecture. This private room provided seclusion for ... More


Water Quality and European Environmental Governance

Albert Weale, Geoffrey Pridham, Michelle Cini, Dimitrios Konstadakopulos, Martin Porter, and Brendan Flynn

in Environmental Governance in Europe: An Ever Closer Ecological Union?

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257478
eISBN:
9780191698460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257478.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines a core subset of EU water directives as a way of illustrating the operation of the EU's system of environmental governance in respect of water policy. First, this chapter ... More


The Local Government Act of 1858, Adoption in Stages: Ventnor, Newport

John Prest

in Liberty and Locality: Parliament, Permissive Legislation, and Ratepayers' Democracies in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201755
eISBN:
9780191675003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201755.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the adoption of the Local Government Act of 1858 in Ventnor and Newport in the Isle of Wight. The Ventnor Commissioners picked and chose among the options made available to ... More


Athenian Myths and Festivals: Aglauros, Erechtheus, Plynteria, Panathenaia, Dionysia

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

Robert Parker (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592074
eISBN:
9780191595592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592074.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Moving out from a particular problem about a particular Athenian festival, this book investigates central questions concerning Athenian festivals and the myths that underlay them. It examines the ... More


Sweet and Clean?: Bodies and Clothes in Early Modern England

Susan North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856139
eISBN:
9780191889639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856139.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

Sweet and Clean? Bodies and Clothes in Early Modern England challenges the widely held beliefs on bathing and cleanliness in the past. For over 30 years, the work of the French historian, George ... More


Romanization and Its Discontents: Rabbis and Provincial Culture

Hayim Lapin

in Rabbis as Romans: The Rabbinic Movement in Palestine, 100-400 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195179309
eISBN:
9780199950355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179309.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Unlike most of the chapters, which have addressed historical questions, this chapter consists of a series of readings of rabbinic texts. Of interest is the way in which rabbinic texts manifest their ... More


Introduction

Ian Bradley

in Water Music: Making Music in the Spas of Europe and North America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327342
eISBN:
9780199852727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327342.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

There are different terms used to address or name those places possessing natural mineral springs to which people resorted to drink or bathe for therapeutic purposes, but the most evocative and ... More


Buxton

Ian Bradley

in Water Music: Making Music in the Spas of Europe and North America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327342
eISBN:
9780199852727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327342.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Known as England's mountain spa, Buxton is the only place in the British Isles apart from Bath with thermal waters. The local landowners, the Dukes of Devonshire, did much to improve Buxton and put ... More


Behind the Stage

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Beyond and all around Venice lie the islands of the Venetian Lagoon, scattered across the 250 square miles of marshes and open waters that stretch from Chioggia in the south to the fens and fish ... More


Understanding Roman Sanitation from Archaeology Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow

in The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621289
eISBN:
9781469623269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621289.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers how the study of Roman baths and bathing customs is related to public latrines and their use. First, public latrines have become more common in baths and within urban settings. ... More


The Hunt

Garth Fowden

in Qusayr 'Amra: Art and the Umayyad Elite in Late Antique Syria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236653
eISBN:
9780520929609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236653.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Beyond the happy coincidence between the structure of the Arabic ode and the logical necessities of a scholarly investigation, there is also the patent fact that the preoccupations of Quṣayr 'Amra ... More


A Captive Sasanian Princess

Garth Fowden

in Qusayr 'Amra: Art and the Umayyad Elite in Late Antique Syria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236653
eISBN:
9780520929609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236653.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Quṣayr 'Amra bathing beauty panel was placed right next to the six kings. It now more or less obliges us to suppose that the Umayyads deployed a similar plan in one or more of their grander ... More


Coda: Coming Out

Danielle Bobker

in The Closet: The Eighteenth-Century Architecture of Intimacy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198231
eISBN:
9780691201542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198231.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers many histories that intersect with and inform that of the eighteenth-century closet. It includes the history of the Turkish hammam, the water closet, the camera obscura, and ... More


The Proven Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

Rakow Donald

in Nature Rx: Improving College-Student Mental Health

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501715280
eISBN:
9781501715303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715280.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The chapter focus is the science behind the mental health benefits of spending more time in nature, specifically the ways in which such time improves concentration and reduces stress. Models include ... More


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Eve Golden

in Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn't Help It

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180953
eISBN:
9780813180960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180953.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The beginning of Jayne Mansfield's career: early roles in films and TV, her separation from her first husband, signing a contract with Warner Bros., hiring go-getter press agent Jim Byron. Jayne's ... More


Older Even Than the Tsar

Ethan Pollock

in Without the Banya We Would Perish: A History of the Russian Bathhouse

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780195395488
eISBN:
9780190051662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395488.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Banyas have been in the Russian region since before there were Russians. They appear in the first written records of Russian history and continued to remain relevant to belief and behavior though the ... More


Incorporation through Routine: The Power of Everyday Life

Ian Haynes

in Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Discussions of daily life in the Roman army almost invariably focus on the duties performed by soldiers, on the changing of the guard, the detailing of patrols, and the on-going cycle of training. ... More


Stewardship, Health, and Well-Being

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Hundreds of studies have documented the benefits of being able to see nature, and to take or walk or otherwise be in nature, on human health and well-being. These benefits may be physical, like ... More


Washing Bodies

Susan North

in Sweet and Clean?: Bodies and Clothes in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856139
eISBN:
9780191889639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856139.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The material culture of washing bodies is not as rich as that for clean linens. Chapter 11 uses a range of evidence to examine how widely it was practised by looking for basins, kettles, and towels ... More


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