Ladies and gents : public toilets and gender / edited by Olga Gershenson and Barbara Penner.

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Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009.

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x, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


Introduction : The private life of public conveniences / Olga Gershenson and Barbara Penner -- Potty politics : toilets, gender, and identity. The role of the public toilet in civic life / Clara Greed -- Potty privileging in perspective : gender and family issues in toilet design / Kathryn H. Anthony and Meghan Dufresne -- Geographies of danger : school toilets in Sub-Saharan Africa / Claudia Mitchell -- Gender, respectability, and public convenience in Melbourne, Australia, 1859-1902 / Andrew Brown-May and Peg Fraser -- Bodily privacy, toilets, and sex discrimination : the problem of "manhood" in a women's prison / Jami Anderson -- Colonial visions of "third world" toilets : a nineteenth-century discourse that haunts contemporary tourism / Alison Moore -- Avoidance : on some euphemisms for the "smallest room" / Naomi Stead --
Toilet art : design and cultural representations. Were our customs really beautiful? Designing refugee camp toilets / Deborah Gans -- (Re)Designing the "unmentionable" : female toilets in the twentieth century / Barbara Penner -- Marcel Duchamp's legacy : aesthetics, gender, and national identity in the toilet / Robin Lydenburg -- Toilet training : Sarah Lucas's toilets and the transmogrification of the body / Kathy Battista -- Stalls between walls : segregated sexed spaces / Alex Schweder -- "Our little secrets" : a Pakistani artist explores the shame and pride of her community's bathroom practices / Bushra Rehman -- In the men's room : death and derision in cinematic toilets / Frances Pheasant-Kelly -- "White tiles. Trickling water. A man!" : literary representations of cottaging in London / Johan Andersson and Ben Campkin -- The Jew on the loo : the toilet in Jewish popular culture, memory, and imagination / Nathan Abrams -- Afterword / Peter Greenaway.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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