TITLE

A PHENOMENOLOGY OF DIRT: An Essay on Nature and Culture

AUTHOR(S)
Easton, William
PUB. DATE
April 1997
SOURCE
Surface Design Journal;Spring97, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
An essay is presented on the topic of the use of the words and ideas dirt and dirty and their various cultural associations. According to the article, the words dirt and dirty function as metaphors that encompass the tensions in our understanding of culture and nature or their appearance. Dirt and dirty are used to describe both soiled and soil, scandalous and beneficent, and both the pornographic and ennobled.
ACCESSION #
32665685

 

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