Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender

Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender

By: Olga Gershenson (editor), Barbara Penner (editor)Hardback

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Talking about toilets--in all their material, social, symbolic and discursive complexity

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Olga Gershenson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the author of Gesher: Russian Theatre in Israel-A Study of Cultural Colonization. Barbara Penner is a Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, author of Newlyweds on Tour: Honeymooning in Nineteenth-Century America and co-editor of Gender Space Architecture.


Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction: The Private Life of Public Conveniences Potty Politics: Toilets, Gender, and Identity 1. The Role of the Public Toilet in Civic Life 2. Potty Privileging in Perspective: Gender and Family Issues in Toilet Design 3. Geographies of Danger: School Toilets in Sub-Saharan Africa 4. Gender, Respectability, and Public Convenience in Melbourne, Australia, 1859-1902 5. Bodily Privacy, Toilets, and Sex Discrimination: The Problem of "Manhood" in a Women's Prison 6. Colonial Visions of "Third World" Toilets: A Nineteenth-Century Discourse That Haunts Contemporary Tourism 7. Avoidance: On Some Euphemisms for the "Smallest Room" Toilet Art: Design and Cultural Representations 8. Were Our Customs Really Beautiful? Designing Refugee Camp Toilets 9. (Re)Designing the "Unmentionable": Female Toilets in the Twentieth Century 10. Marcel Duchamp's Legacy: Aesthetics, Gender, and National Identity in the Toilet 11. Toilet Training: Sarah Lucas's Toilets and the Transmogrification of the Body 12. Stalls between Walls: Segregated Sexed Spaces 13. "Our Little Secrets": A Pakistani Artist Explores the Shame and Pride of Her Community's Bathroom Practices 14. In the Men's Room: Death and Derision in Cinematic Toilets 15. "White Tiles. Trickling Water. A Man!" Literary Representations of Cottaging in London 16. The Jew on the Loo: The Toilet in Jewish Popular Culture, Memory, and Imagination Afterword Contributors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781592139392
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9781592139392
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1592139396

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