In Keywords in Gender and Sexuality Studies. New York: (2021)

Perry Zurn
American University
There is no denying that the bathroom is a political space. But that is what makes it a space of possibility. As a social-material fixture we use every day, the bathroom has the potential to illuminate, and ultimately to challenge, some of our deepest values and deepest needs. Appreciating the weave of experiences and institutions that have, across time, made the modern bathroom what it is opens up important questions about what it might be. Leaning into the legacy of refusal, we can demand a radical break with logics that have so long masked insidious social hierarchies with calls to order and purity.
Keywords Bathroom  transgender studies  disability studies  critical race theory  feminist theory
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