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Little vast rooms of undoing : exploring identity and embodiment through public toilet spaces

Author: Dara Blumenthal
Publisher: London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, Ltd., [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Public toilets are places where individual identity is put to the test through experiences of fear, anxiety, shame, and embarrassment, yet also places where we shore up, confirm, and check the status of our gendered identities. In these highly gendered and sex-segregated places, people of various and varied identities come together and separately conduct their business through socially contingent toileting habits  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dara Blumenthal
ISBN: 9781783480340 1783480343 9781783480357 1783480351
OCLC Number: 877365568
Description: xxxiii, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Being (behond) oneself --
I: The dis-embodiment of identity --
Homo Calusus and the Western philosophical tradition --
Homines Aperti and post-structuralism --
Corpus Infinitum and Posthumanism --
II: Individuating the communal --
The history of western public toilets since the fifteenth century --
III: Theory as practice --
Homo Clausus and the normative intra-action order of public toilets: Tiny Plast / Peter Gizzi --
Homines Aperti and matters of care: Modern adventures at sea / Peter Gizzi --
Corpus Infinitum and the materiality of possibility --
IV: Entagling ethics / Conclusion: Towards a new ethics of being --
Epilogue: "and in a sense, that is my journey to shit too."
Responsibility: Dara Blumenthal.

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Little Vast Rooms of Undoing explores the relationship between identity and embodiment in public toilet spaces.  Read more...

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An important intervention into feminist debates about identity, embodiment, ontology and epistemology, Little Vast Rooms of Undoing is a groundbreaking analysis of one of THE crucibles in which the Read more...

 
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