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Published: 26 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021308-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2130-8
...I _ D I G I TA L I N T E R S E C T I O N S This page intentionally left blank CHapter one Nicole Erin Morse WHERE DO ALIENS PEE? Bathroom Selfies, Trans Activism, and Reimagining Spaces A selfie posted on Facebook shows a slight, blonde white woman standing at a bathroom mirror with a row of...
Published: 11 January 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002659-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0265-9
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... A brief essay that takes a line from a poem by the Hindi writer Alokdhanwa to present in the portrait of a bathroom the reality of the inequality of nations. Alokdhanwa’s line is juxtaposed here with a line by John Cheever about bathrooms—the essay finding meaning, literary and otherwise, in...
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By Hettie Jones
Published: 23 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374152-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7415-2
... Apartment below Hettie’s is gutted for renovation and dust rising, her bathroom’s inoperative. Helene losing her hair, Hettie suggests pellagra, no bathroom for two weeks makes her tired, dirty, mad. Helene sees Boston doctor, says “No More Doctors.” Hettie has scene with “specialty plumbers...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... of the civic comforts of- fered by the library: in the bathroom, “the cold faucet is blue, the warm is red, they wash their faces, pour out the liquid soap that floats, like cool green jelly, in their palms. They tear out the tissue paper for the first time in their lives, watch it stain dark...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-053
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... back of the bathroom door, and while I know something about the Riviera I am not a Rus sian architect polished in Paris. My prose style will always be to a degree matter- of- fact. 1 Style reduced to class, and at first it strikes me as true, and then, the next moment, not. There s so much elegance in...
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By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... ethnographically an illicit market for sexual favors unfolding in the bathroom stalls of the Gara de Nord railway station. Staffed and frequented by homeless men, the market also caters to gay Romanian professionals and foreign tourists. While the quick cash and titillating rushes made possible by these sex...
Published: 26 February 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2130-8
...I _ D I G I TA L I N T E R S E C T I O N S This page intentionally left blank CHapter one Nicole Erin Morse WHERE DO ALIENS PEE? Bathroom Selfies, Trans Activism, and Reimagining Spaces A selfie posted on Facebook shows a slight, blonde white woman standing at a bathroom mirror with a row of...
Published: 20 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007302-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0730-2
... Tearoom is about men cruising in public bathrooms circa 1960. I drew a lot from Tearoom Trade by Laud Humphreys, the notorious socio- logical study. It started out with my fascination with video game bath- rooms. Video game bathrooms are strange because characters in games rarely need to pee, so a...
Published: 26 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021308-027
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2130-8
... disability, 9, 21, 29, 237, 276n5 discrimination: CoMpstat and, 169, 292n7; Crenshaw on, 9 10, 93, 237; Jews and, 209; in La semana del asesino, 92 93; in The Legend of Zelda, 44 45; public bathrooms and, 21, 23; in The Wire, 169 71. See also LgBtq issues Diski, Jenny, 246 Disney, Walt, 223, 224, 226...
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... carry me to the bathroom, speaking softly of things I never understood. About my mother, I think. How maybe I wasn t his son. All the while the tub would be filling with hot water. Then he d wrap my face and head in a towel, and in what seems now like an almost ministerial act, he d dunk my head into...
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-018
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... the slave archive to search for the memory of her ancestors. In the book s open- ing pages she recounts her journey to Ghana, a journey undertaken to get closer to the past. We are with the author in a run- down room in the Marcus Garvey Guest House; the bathroom is away from her, somewhere down the...
Published: 28 February 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009108-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0910-8
... number of urbanizing socie ties in the world. For audiences and scholars interested in understanding Taiwanese histories, the films treatment of Taiwan through the filmmaker s idiosyncratic collection of bathrooms, construction sites, abandoned apartments, and disappearing urban spaces facing...
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... new family. The kind you saw on tv, the kind who loved each other. The kind who protected each other. All I needed was a knife. The bathroom light was on because my brother was afraid of the dark. Truth be told, I was still afraid of the dark, too, but I would never have admitted it. I was a boy. A...
Published: 29 October 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005339-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0533-9
... publication, Jason Edwards or ga nized a conference on Eve s poetry at the University of York, and then in 2017, he published a collection of essays from that conference. The collection, Bathroom Songs: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet, also includes a substantial se lection of Eve s previously uncollected...
Published: 24 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009160-047
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0916-0
... agree. This shouldn t be a big issue, but have you ever tried to carefully rec ord thoughts on your phone while you re covered in soap, trying not to get your phone wet, slip in the tub, or get water all over the bathroom floor? After a few days of repeatedly performing this balancing act, I began to...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-022
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... quite uncom- fortable for me, although I didn’t mention this to him. But when talking to the woman he sat turned away from me, his elbows out of the way. We might have been two hours away from Delhi, this was in the morning, when the German girl got up and went to the bathroom with a small bag...
Published: 26 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021308-025
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2130-8
... and Laurel Westbrook write that when it is applied to nondiscrimi- nation ordinances, the term bathroom bills frames all trans rights as a threat to cisgender women and girls: Schilt and Westbrook, Bathroom Battlegrounds and Penis Panics, 28. 3 Westbrook and Schilt, Doing Gender, Determining...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-106
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
... dem also hear about ganja, drugs, and rum. That s why they here. Let me tell you something. One day, I go to make up a room. You know we make up the bed, change the linen, clean the bathroom tidy up. I knock, even though the Do Not Disturb is not on the door. No answer, so I let myself in. Well, there...
Published: 14 December 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004301-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0430-1
... phone’s contact list. The manager and a cleaning lady assisted David and Max in whatever small way they could: they pointed to a bathroom, they helped put things back in their original place, they nodded in different directions to make sure David and Max checked everything possible. The work was done in...