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Religious and Cultural Aspects in Shaping the Public Space of Hygiene and Sanitation Activities

  • Anna Jaglarz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8009)

Abstract

All cultures and religions of the world, in all theirs branches and sects, have their own point of view and way of teaching when it comes to the human body, its purification and physiological needs. It was not only the result of social and cultural dimensions of the times, but also the then common medical knowledge shaping opinions and views on these matters. The paper discusses and analyzes the complex religious and cultural aspects affecting the reactions and attitudes towards water, bathing and hygiene practices and defining the range of the needs, requirements and preferences for public health, hygiene and sanitary environment, its form and equipment.

Keywords

public bathing public hygiene practices public hygiene facilities religious and cultural aspects of public hygiene sanitary spaces formation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Jaglarz
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  1. 1.Department of ArchitectureWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland

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