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From the Dirty City to the Spoiled Suburb

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...Perceptions of physical dirt and social disorder have long been central to the socio-spatial distinction between the urban and the suburban. The dirty/disorderly city is routinely juxtaposed with the pure/orderly suburb, a juxtaposition...

Spiritual Cleansing: Priests and Prostitutes in Early Victorian London

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...The reform of streetwalking prostitutes in Victorian London is an instance in the urban historical geography of dirt that emphasizes immaterial and spiritual as well as material and physical forms of filth. In this chapter I present a novel...

Mapping Sewer Spaces in mid-Victorian London

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...Sewers are paradoxically both signifiers of rational modernity and reliquaries of archaic fears: the literal and metaphorical bowels of the city, everyday yet alien spaces. The primary way of visualizing sewers is through maps, where, along...

Hygiene Aesthetics on London’s Gay Scene: The Stigma of AIDS

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...In this chapter I explore how stereotypical notions of gay venues as corrupting spaces, primarily derived from cinema, were recycled in media representations of London’s gay scene in the 1980s. Although not specifically about ‘dirt...

Dirty Foods, Healthy Communities?

Dirt : New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination

I.B.Tauris, 2012

Book chapter

...How important are notions of impurity to rural spaces and societies? Suggestions that impurity is somehow central to rural England may appear counter-intuitive: thinking about what processes surrounded the construction of the English...