Trans Subjectivity and the Spatial Monolingualism of Public Toilets

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Abstract

The built environment and the organisation of public spaces reflect the normative notions of male and female. Public toilets, amongst other widely common public spaces, underline these two opposing concepts and challenge the presence of transgender. Within the boundaries of public toilets, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals become a crucial point of debate, scrutiny and controversy. Analysing the politics of such gender-segregated space, this article explores the notion of uniformity and challenges the idea of single-ness as the absolute expression of the self.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-288
JournalLaw and Critique
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Keywords

  • Toilets Transgender Body Space Social justice

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