Best books

Archives

Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination by Ben Campkin,Rosie Cox

By Ben Campkin,Rosie Cox

airborne dirt and dust – and our rituals to remove it – are as a lot part of our daily lives as consuming, respiring and napping. but this actual fact signifies that we seldom cease to question what we suggest by way of airborne dirt and dust. What do our attitudes to airborne dirt and dust and cleanliness let us know approximately ourselves and the societies we are living in? Exploring a large choice of settings – family, city, suburban and rural - the individuals disclose how our principles approximately dust are in detail certain up with problems with race, ethnicity, classification, gender, sexuality and the physique. the result's a a wealthy and hard paintings that extends our knowing of ancient and modern cultural manifestations of airborne dirt and dust and cleanliness.

Show description

Read Online or Download Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination PDF

Best hinduism books

Sinister Yogis

Because the Sixties, yoga has develop into a billion-dollar within the West, attracting housewives and hipsters, New Agers and the old-aged. yet our glossy belief of yoga derives a lot from nineteenth-century ecu spirituality, and the genuine tale of yoga’s origins in South Asia is way richer, stranger, and extra interesting than so much people observe.

From Yoga to Kabbalah: Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage

Non secular exoticism implies a deeply ambivalent dating to otherness and to faith itself: conventional spiritual teachings are uprooted and fragmented with a view to be appropriated as functional tools for private development. Western modern societies have obvious the large popularization of such "exotic" spiritual assets as yoga and meditation, Shamanism, Buddhism, Sufism, and Kabbalah.

Contemporary Hinduism (Religions in Focus)

Such a lot overviews of Hindu trust and perform persist with a heritage from the traditional Vedas to this present day. Such ways privilege Brahmanical traditions and create a feeling of Hinduism as a homogenous approach and tradition, and one that is basically unchanging and established completely on sacred texts. actually, glossy Hindu religion and tradition current a rare diversity of dynamic ideals and practices.

The Twin Horse Gods: The Dioskouroi in Mythologies of the Ancient World

The dual deities identified by way of the traditional Greeks because the Dioskouroi, and through the Romans because the Gemini, have been renowned figures within the classical global. They have been specifically attached with formative years, low prestige and repair, and have been embraced by way of the typical humans in a fashion that eluded these gods linked to regal beauty or the ruling periods.

Extra resources for Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.61 of 5 – based on 39 votes

Comments are closed.