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Author Sarasohn, Lisa T., 1950- author.

Title Getting under our skin : the cultural and social history of vermin / Lisa T. Sarasohn.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  632.96 SARASOHN    Check Shelf
Description ix, 278 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. Vermin in history -- "That nauseous venomous insect" : bedbugs in early modern Britain -- Bedbugs creeping through modern times -- Praying lice : creeping into religion, science, and sexuality -- Lousy societies : infesting the lower classes and foreigners -- The perils of lice in the modern world -- The flea in humanity's ear -- Fleas become killer comedians : literal and linguistic weapons -- Rodents gnaw through the centuries -- The two cultures of rats, 1800-2020 -- Conclusion. The power of vermin.
Summary "Vermin are not only pestering; they shape the way people look at each other and are a way that some people get to feel superior to others"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pests -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Pests -- Social aspects -- North America.
Pests -- Control -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain.
Pests -- Control -- Economic aspects -- North America.
Pests -- Psychological aspects.
Pests in literature.
Human-animal relationships -- Great Britain.
Human-animal relationships -- North America.
Human-animal relationships. (OCoLC)fst00963482
Pests -- Control -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01059130
Pests in literature. (OCoLC)fst01938665
Other Form: ebook version : 9781421441399
ISBN 9781421441382 hardcover
1421441381 hardcover
9781421441399 electronic book
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