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"Thoughtful analysis of the place of toilets in modern culture and psyche has often been as hard to find as a decent public convenience in any major Western city. Ladies and Gents is a timely and educational addition to the unheralded and hitherto sorely neglected field of toilet studies."
Rose George, author of The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

About the Author

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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Temple University Press (July 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159213940X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592139408
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,098,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on April 21, 2012
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This is a timely interdisciplinary take on an oft- ignored subject. The contributors bring a plethora of perspectives and knowledge to illuminate something seemingly mundane yet fundamental to all our spaces and experiences. Enjoyed the journey. It will certainly be on my reading list for the students!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Deborah M. Przedpelska on August 4, 2009
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Excellent initiativ from Olga and Barbara
Book consist of many papars written by many authors.
Fantastic referance list after each paper.
I liked most Alison Moore in Colonial Vision of "Third World" Toilets.
and i liked least feministic approach to humanity problem in few papers.
Just to recomend to all who like to learn more obout development of civilization from other angle.
Shiva
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By flushedwithpride on March 11, 2011
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I was disappointed to find only one review of this book by a reader, and one that is quite apparently that of a close friend on a first name basis with the editors. Such items are inherently useless to post and unhelpful to readers. The lack of any other reader's comments might be a strong indication that this book is not worth the time or price. Instead, Molotch and Noren's Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing, well received by independent reviewers, is likely to be the better choice.
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