The History of Shit

First, the development of the private, modern individual subject (that�s you and me) was linked to the elimination (oops) of public filth. A 1539 French royal edict commanded that subjects confine their shitting to bathrooms in their own homes, which today hardly seems too much to ask. This is Laporte�s point: we overlook how everyday behavior like shitting is as much political as it is biological.

(The History Of Shit- Dominique Laporte)