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Hygiene

  • By: J. S. Oxford
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The concept of global hygiene is as ancient as the term itself, based on Hygeia, the Greek goddess of Hygiene and granddaughter of Apollo. Gustav Klimt's painting of Hygeia portrays her as a powerful dominating figure in dark red looking directly ...

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