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The Resource Don't look, don't touch, don't eat : the science behind revulsion, Valerie Curtis

Don't look, don't touch, don't eat : the science behind revulsion, Valerie Curtis

Label
Don't look, don't touch, don't eat : the science behind revulsion
Title
Don't look, don't touch, don't eat
Title remainder
the science behind revulsion
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Curtis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every flu season, sneezing, coughing, and graphic throat-clearing become the day-to-day background noise in the workplace. And coworkers tend to move as far--and as quickly--away from the source of these bodily eruptions as possible. Instinctively, humans recoil from objects that they view as dirty and even struggle to overcome feelings of discomfort once the offending item has been cleaned. These reactions are universal, and although there are cultural and individual variations, by and large we are all disgusted by the same things. In Don't Look, Don't Touch, Don't Eat, Valerie Curtis builds a strong case for disgust as a 'shadow emotion'--less familiar than love or sadness, it nevertheless affects our everyday lives. In disgust, biological and sociocultural factors meet in dynamic ways to shape human and animal behavior. Curtis traces the evolutionary role of disgust in disease prevention and hygiene, but also shows that it is much more than a biological mechanism. Human social norms, from good manners to moral behavior, are deeply rooted in our sense of disgust. The disgust reaction informs both our political opinions and our darkest tendencies, such as misogyny and racism. Through a deeper understanding of disgust, Curtis argues, we can take this ubiquitous human emotion and direct it toward useful ends, from combating prejudice to reducing disease in the poorest parts of the world by raising standards of hygiene. Don't Look, Don't Touch, Don't Eat reveals disgust to be a vital part of what it means to be human and explores how this deep-seated response can be harnessed to improve the world."--Jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, Valerie
Dewey number
152.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.A886
LC item number
C87 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aversion
  • Aversion
  • Hygiene
Label
Don't look, don't touch, don't eat : the science behind revulsion, Valerie Curtis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: unweaving the rainbow -- Evasion of the body snatchers -- Into the hot zone -- Disgust's diversity -- Maner mayks man -- Moral disgust -- Disgust matters -- Disgust: the unfinished story
Control code
ocn842330101
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 165 pages
Isbn
9780226131337
Lccn
2013017713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022803984
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1620341
  • (OCoLC)842330101
Label
Don't look, don't touch, don't eat : the science behind revulsion, Valerie Curtis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: unweaving the rainbow -- Evasion of the body snatchers -- Into the hot zone -- Disgust's diversity -- Maner mayks man -- Moral disgust -- Disgust matters -- Disgust: the unfinished story
Control code
ocn842330101
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 165 pages
Isbn
9780226131337
Lccn
2013017713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022803984
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1620341
  • (OCoLC)842330101

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