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