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From bad habits to good manners: developing bourgeois lifestyles in late 19th century Bogota

Author(s): Jimena Lobo Guerrero Arenas

Year: 2013

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In Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, the results of archaeoological work and documentary sources, especially those relating to cadastral history, place the so called "House of the Typographer" as an example of the heterogeneity of dissimilar economic conditions of each historical time and of each individual families. By examining in detail these results it is possible to find changes in the conception of what might be seen as a desirable lifestyle as it is reproduced in close interaction between individuals and the world of objects. This paper aims to show some of the changes that took place from the second half of the nineteenth-century in Bogotá regarding the process of creating a new image of bourgeois urbanity, focusing on novel perceptions of the world and the individual. In particular, one that can be seen in the nineteenth-century notion of what is and what is not considered clean and healthy.

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From bad habits to good manners: developing bourgeois lifestyles in late 19th century Bogota. Jimena Lobo Guerrero Arenas. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428448)


Bogota Lifestyle urbanity

Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
19th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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PaperId(s): 654

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America