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Whiter Than White—and a Glimmer of Green

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter tackles the pinnacle of America's pursuit for cleanliness after World War II. By the turn of the 1930s, every American was convinced of the value of cleanliness. Home economics become ... More


Hygienic Modernity: Meanings of Health and Disease in Treaty-Port China

Ruth Rogaski

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240018
eISBN:
9780520930605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240018.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Placing meanings of health and disease at the center of modern Chinese consciousness, this book reveals how hygiene became a crucial element in the formulation of Chinese modernity in the nineteenth ... More


Everyday Aesthetic Qualities and Transience

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

We normally react to manifestations of aging and different degrees of cleanliness and organization by cleaning, organizing, restoring, or discarding. These familiar reactions are rather complex, ... More


Land Animals, Pure and Impure

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Leviticus 1–7 presents the laws on sacrifices, and in sacrifice the body of the sacrificial animal becomes another microcosm in its own right, corresponding to the tabernacle and the holy mountain ... More


Everyday Consumables

Jane Whittle and Elizabeth Griffiths

in Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth-Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199233533
eISBN:
9780191739330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233533.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Food and other household consumables such as cleaning products and fuel have been neglected in the history of consumption. The Le Strange accounts include kitchen accounts which record the food ... More


Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Suellen Hoy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Americans in the early 19th century were, as one foreign traveler bluntly put it, “filthy, bordering on the beastly.” Yet gradually this changed, and today Americans are known for their obsession ... More


Dreadfully Dirty

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses ancient America wherein sanitation was known but not observed nor practiced throughout the nation. It chronicles that in the 1800s, cleanliness in the Unites States was at the ... More


A Wider War

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

When the Civil War erupted, sanitarians found a national laboratory in which to test their theories and apply their principles. Determined to keep away diseases and to slow down death rates, women ... More


City Cleansing

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter tackles the aftermath of war where crusades for cleanliness reappeared as lack of hygiene posed new threats to the health and well-being of the nation and its citizenry posed an even ... More


The American Way

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter talks about the gradual integration of the then nationwide concern on cleanliness to personal and individual concern. It tackles the effort and work of Booker T. Washington to inculcate ... More


Persuading the Masses

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the continuing crusade to introduce and popularize cleanliness across the United States. After 1910, reformers and sanitarians did not stop chasing dirt, in fact they had ... More


Postscript Are We as Clean as We Used to Be?

Suellen Hoy

in Chasing Dirt: The American Pursuit of Cleanliness

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111286
eISBN:
9780199854011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111286.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the course of time, the obsession with which the people of the early 19th century displayed over the issue of cleanliness dwindled by the 1980s. This is a result of the involvement of women in 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


Standards and Routines

Ann Oakley

in The Sociology of Housework

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447346166
eISBN:
9781447349402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346166.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter focuses on two dimensions of the housewife's job definition: standards and routines. In describing her daily life, every woman interviewed outlined the kind of standards she thought it ... More


Afterword

Steven Kemper

in Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Dharmapala lived at a time of rising globalization and emergent uniformities among the nations and religions of the world. That said, Dharmapala was very much a South Asian figure, even if one ... More


Dharmapala and the British Empire

Steven Kemper

in Rescued from the Nation: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226199078
eISBN:
9780226199108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226199108.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The British Empire was another universalizing project, and Dharmapala’s movements around the Empire produced an encounter between competing projects, one Buddhist and moralizing, the other British ... More


“Stuff Gets Missed”: An Introduction to a Growing Health Care Crisis

Dan Zuberi

in Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This introductory chapter describes the increasing prevalence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) plaguing hospitals across the United States, Canada, and Europe. It outlines the dangers of ... More


Germs, Blood, and Cost-Cutting: The Daily Struggle to Keep Hospitals Clean

Dan Zuberi

in Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the netherworld of contracted support workers who, while working alongside doctors, nurses, and other professional staff in hospitals, remain largely on the fringes of the ... More


Compromising Cleanliness: How Outsourcing Keeps Hospital Workers from Doing Their Jobs

Dan Zuberi

in Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter argues that outsourcing has made hospitals less clean and more vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious pathogens. It reveals some of troubling root causes that expose hospital staff and ... More


Breaking Up the Team

Dan Zuberi

in Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450723
eISBN:
9780801469824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450723.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter argues that outsourcing has fundamentally compromised the teamwork required for effective infection control. Outsourced workers report to managers from their company, not doctors, ... More


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