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Paris Sewers and Sewermen

Realities and Representations

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$33.00 • £26.95 • €29.50

ISBN 9780674654631

Publication Date: 01/01/1993

Academic Trade

248 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 halftones


  • Introduction
  • I. The Sewers
    • 1. The Old Regime
    • 2. Sewers and Social Order
    • 3. Engineering and Empire
    • 4. The Visit
    • 5. The Irrigation Fields
    • 6. Montfaucon Liquidated
  • II. Representations of Labor
    • 7. Cesspool Cleaners and Sewermen
    • 8. Disorder Above and Order Below
    • 9. The World Turned Upside Down
  • III. The Sewermen and Their Union
    • 10. In the Public Service
    • 11. The Body of Sewermen
    • 12. Sewermen Today
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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