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Geographies of shit: spatial and temporal variations in attitudes towards human waste

Jewitt, Sarah

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Sarah Jewitt sarah.jewitt@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Taboos surrounding human waste have resulted in a lack of attention to spatial inequalities in access to sanitation and the consequences of this for human, environmental and economic health. This paper explores spaces where urgent environmental health imperatives intersect with deeply entrenched cultural norms surrounding human waste and the barriers they create for the development of more appropriate excreta management systems. The primary focus is on the global South (particularly India), although literature on sanitation histories in Europe and its colonies is drawn upon to illustrate spatial and temporal differences in cultural attitudes towards excrement.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 2011
Journal Progress in Human Geography
Print ISSN 0309-1325
Electronic ISSN 0309-1325
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 5
APA6 Citation Jewitt, S. (2011). Geographies of shit: spatial and temporal variations in attitudes towards human waste. Progress in Human Geography, 35(5), doi:10.1177/0309132510394704
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0309132510394704
Publisher URL http://phg.sagepub.com/content/35/5/608.abstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Copyright Sage.

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