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dc.contributor.authorCooper, Annabel
dc.contributor.authorLaw, Robin
dc.contributor.authorMalthus, Jane
dc.contributor.authorWood, Pamela
dc.identifier.citationCooper, A., Law, R., Malthus, J., & Wood, P. (2000). Rooms of Their Own: Public toilets and gendered citizens in a New Zealand city, 1860‐1940. Gender, Place and Culture, 7(4), 417–433. doi:10.1080/713668884en
dc.description.abstractDifferences in the provision of public toilets for men and women point to the gendering of citizens. In the later nineteenth century, provision of public toilets in the city of Dunedin centered on the management of male bodies as the meaning of 'public decency' was transformed, while women were catered for as consumers. By the beginning of the twentieth century, when provision for women became a public issue, it was debated in terms of women's special character as citizens. The bodily and spatial characteristics of public and private were renegotiated around this issue: as women became more public, toilets became more private. This article draws on debates about the sexed and gendered body in public space, maternal citizenship, the civilising and modernising of landscapes and bodies, and shifting conceptions of privacy and public.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofGender, Place and Cultureen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectpublic toiletsen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand historyen_NZ
dc.titleRooms of Their Own: Public toilets and gendered citizens in a New Zealand city, 1860‐1940en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender and Social Worken_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Onlyen_NZ
dc.rights.statement© 2000 Taylor & Francis Ltden_NZ
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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