The Bathroom: A Social History of Cleanliness and the Body

by
Alison K. Hoaglandauthor

Alison K. Hoagland is professor emerita at Michigan Technological University, where she taught history and historic preservation after serving as senior historian at the Historic American Buildings Survey of the National Park Service.

The Bathroom: A Social History of Cleanliness and the Body

20180831

Greenwood

Pages 216
Topics Popular Culture

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The Bathroom: A Social History of Cleanliness and the Body

Author(s): Hoagland, Alison;
Contributors: Hoagland, Alison;
Abstract:

This book gives a complete history of the American bathroom and describes how the smallest yet most complex room in the American house is at the nexus of personal behavior and public investment.


• Offers a comprehensive overview of the history of the American bathroom

• Provides a detailed look at the material culture of the bathroom

• Focuses on the bathroom as a social space of consumers

• Includes chapters that connect the bathroom with the public infrastructure (e.g., sanitation, technology) that surrounds it

• Features 20 images that show the historical progression of the bathroom in American homes

SortTitle: bathroom: a social history of cleanliness and the body
Keyword(s): Popular Culture
Author Info:
Alison K. Hoaglandauthor

Alison K. Hoagland is professor emerita at Michigan Technological University, where she taught history and historic preservation after serving as senior historian at the Historic American Buildings Survey of the National Park Service.

eISBN-13: 9781440852671
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440852664
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 216
Publication Date: 20180831
Series: History of Human Spaces