Ladies and Gents

Ladies and Gents

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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, qPotty Politics: Toilets, Gender and Identity, q establishes the importance of accessible, secure public toilets to the creation of inclusive cities, work, and learning environments. The second set of essays, qToilet Art: Design and Cultural Representations, q discusses public toilets as spaces of representation and representational spaces, with reference to architectural design, humor, film, theater, art, and popular culture. Compelling visual materials and original artwork are included throughout, depicting subjects as varied as female urinals, art installations sited in public restrooms, and the toilet in contemporary art. Taken together, these seventeen essays demonstrate that public toilets are often sites where gendered bodies compete for resources and recognitiona€”and the stakes are high. Contributors include: Nathan Abrams, Jami L. Anderson, Johan Andersson, Kathryn H. Anthony, Kathy Battista, Andrew Brown-May, Ben Campkin, Meghan Dufresne, Peg Fraser, Deborah Gans, Clara Greed, Robin Lydenberg, Claudia Mitchell, Alison Moore, Frances Pheasant-Kelly, Bushra Rehman, Alex Schweder, Naomi Stead, and the editors.Public Toilets and Gender Olga Gershenson, Barbara Penner. In the event the funding of ... We did visit the public washrooms, but we were indeed fascinated by L is for Lost Soap, N is for Newt and J was for Jacuzzi. So foggy, no-ventilation anbsp;...


Title:Ladies and Gents
Author: Olga Gershenson, Barbara Penner
Publisher:Temple University Press - 2009-07-28
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