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Ladies and gents : public toilets and gender

Author: Olga Gershenson; Barbara Penner
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009.
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Public toilets provide a unique opportunity for interrogating how conventional assumptions about the body, sexuality, privacy, and technology are formed in public spaces and inscribed through design across cultures. This collection of original essays from international scholars is the first to explore the cultural meanings, histories, and ideologies of public toilets as gendered spaces. Ladies and Gents consists of  Read more...
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Ladies and gents.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008051659
(OCoLC)295046319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olga Gershenson; Barbara Penner
ISBN: 9781592139415 1592139418 1299850677 9781299850675
OCLC Number: 854519941
Description: 1 online resource (x, 250 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword / Judith Plaskow; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Private Life of Public Conveniences / Olga Gershenson and Barbara Penner; Potty Politics: Toilets, Gender, and Identity; 1. The Role of the Public Toilet in Civic Life / Clara Greed; 2. Potty Privileging in Perspective: Gender and Family Issues in Toilet Design / Kathryn H. Anthony and Meghan Dufresne; 3. Geographies of Danger: School Toilets in Sub-Saharan Africa / Claudia Mitchell; 4. Gender, Respectability, and Public Convenience in Melbourne, Australia, 1859-1902 / Andrew Brown-May and Peg Fraser. 5. Bodily Privacy, Toilets, and Sex Discrimination: The Problem of "Manhood" in a Women's Prison / Jami Anderson6. Colonial Visions of "Third World" Toilets: A Nineteenth-Century Discourse That Haunts Contemporary Tourism / Alison Moore; 7. Avoidance: On Some Euphemisms for the "Smallest Room" / Naomi Stead; Toilet Art: Design and Cultural Representations; 8. Were Our Customs Really Beautiful? Designing Refugee Camp Toilets / Deborah Gans; 9. (Re)Designing the "Unmentionable": Female Toilets in the Twentieth Century / Barbara Penner. 10. Marcel Duchamp's Legacy: Aesthetics, Gender, and National Identity in the Toilet / Robin Lydenberg11. Toilet Training: Sarah Lucas's Toilets and the Transmogrification of the Body / Kathy Battista; 12. Stalls between Walls: Segregated Sexed Spaces / Alex Schweder; 13. "Our Little Secrets": A Pakistani Artist Explores the Shame and Pride of Her Community's Bathroom Practices / Bushra Rehman; 14. In the Men's Room: Death and Derision in Cinematic Toilets / Frances Pheasant-Kelly. 15. "White Tiles. Trickling Water. A Man!" Literary Representations of Cottaging in London / Johan Andersson and Ben Campkin16. The Jew on the Loo: The Toilet in Jewish Popular Culture, Memory, and Imagination / Nathan Abrams; Afterword / Peter Greenaway; Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Olga Gershenson and Barbara Penner.

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Public toilets provide a unique opportunity for interrogating how conventional assumptions about the body, sexuality, privacy, and technology are formed in public spaces and inscribed through design across cultures. This collection of original essays from international scholars is the first to explore the cultural meanings, histories, and ideologies of public toilets as gendered spaces. Ladies and Gents consists of two sets of essays. The first, ""Potty Politics: Toilets, Gender and Identity, "" establishes the importance of accessible, secure public toilets to the creat.

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