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Toilet : public restrooms and the politics of sharing

Author: Harvey Luskin Molotch; Laura Norén
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2010]
Series: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether we acknowledge it or not, restroom arrangements--the norms, rules, ritual, and habits we follow--are a unique an definitive expression of our culture and its politics. Public toilets order and display our priorities as biological necessity meets up with sexuality, gender and diverse issues of disability, access, and inequality. Toilet illuminates the public restroom right down to how the mechanisms of design
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Luskin Molotch; Laura Norén
ISBN: 9780814795880 0814795889 9780814795897 0814795897
OCLC Number: 613646309
Description: vii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Learning from the loo / Harvey Molotch --
Rest stop : Russell Sage Foundation --
Living in the loo: Dirty spaces : separation, concealment, and shame in the public toilet / Ruth Barcan --
Rest stop : erotic at Harvard / Bryan Reynolds --
Which way to look? : exploring latrine use in the Roman world / Zena Kamash --
Rest stop : judgmental urinals --
Potty training : nonhuman inspection in publish washrooms / Irus Braverman --
Rest stop : Time Square control --
Who gets to go: Only dogs are free to pee : New York cabbies' search for civility / Laura Norén --
Rest stop : trucker bomb --
Creating a nonsexist restroom / Clara Greed --
Rest stop : a woman's restroom reflection --
Sex separation : the cure-all for Victorian social anxiety / Terry S. Kogan --
Rest stop : MIT's infinite corridor, now shorter for women --
Pissing without pity : disability, gender and the public toilet / David Serlin --
Rest stop : flirting with the boundary --
Building in the future: The restroom revolution : unisex toilets and campus politics / Olga Gershenson --
Rest stop : Thai students get transsexual toilet / Jonathan Head --
Why not abolish laws of urinary segregation? / Mary Anne Case --
Rest stop : menstrual dilemma --
Entangled with a user : inside bathrooms with Alexander Kira and Peter Greenaway / Barbara Penner --
Rest stop : toilet bloom at Bryant Park --
On not making history : what NYU did with the toilet and what it means for the world / Harvey Molotch.
Series Title: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
Responsibility: edited by Harvey Molotch and Laura Norén.

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