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Author Herz, Rachel, 1963-

Title That's disgusting : unraveling the mysteries of repulsion / Rachel Herz.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    152.4 HER    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 274 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Let's eat -- Snapshot of disgust -- Disgust on the brain -- Germ warfare -- Disgust is other people -- Horror show -- Lust and disgust -- Law and order -- Disgust lessons.
Summary Disgust originated to prevent humans from eating poisonous food, but this simple safety mechanism has since evolved into a uniquely human emotion that dictates how people treat others, shapes cultural norms, and even has implications for mental and physical health. This book illuminates the science behind disgust, tackling such colorful topics as cannibalism, humor, and pornography to address larger questions including why sources of disgust vary among people and societies and how disgust influences individual personalities, daily lives, and values. It turns out that disgust underlies more than we realize, from political ideologies to the lure of horror movies.
Subject Aversion
ISBN 9780393076479 (hbk.)
0393076474 (hbk.)
9780393344165 (pbk.)

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