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Isn't There a Better Way?

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

One day in 1986, the author had a mini-vision that the portable personal scale, more commonly known as the bathroom scale, could be reinvented so that it would be no more than a quarter inch in ... More


Legal Reinforcement of Gender Norms

Julie A. Greenberg

in Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814731895
eISBN:
9780814738610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814731895.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter serves as an introduction to Part II of this book. It provides an overview to the subjects discussed in this part, such as the areas in which the concerns of people with an intersex ... More


The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy: Toilets, Sewers, and Water Systems

Ann Koloski-Ostrow

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621289
eISBN:
9781469623269
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621289.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

The Romans developed sophisticated methods for managing hygiene, including aqueducts for moving water from one place to another, sewers for removing used water from baths and runoff from walkways and ... More


Nathan Abrams, The New Jew in Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2012. x + 258 pp.

Anat Helman

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Nathan Abrams’s study, The New Jew in Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema. The book demonstrates the relatively new and growing interest in the way ... More


Striking Out into New Areas of Experimentation

Philip Nel

in Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an Unlikely Couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and Transformed Children's Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036248
eISBN:
9781621030645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036248.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Despite the strong sales and favorable reviews of Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crockett Johnson was sardonic. Ruth Krauss was also receiving good reviews for her work, including A Very Special House ... More


A New Stage for the LGBT Movement: Protecting Gender and Sexual Multiplicities

Carlos A. Ball

in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479883080
eISBN:
9781479898794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479883080.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter argues that the attainment of the marriage equality goal offers the LGBT movement the opportunity to push for reforms that reduce the legal salience of distinct gender and sexual ... More


Where May I Live and Which Bathroom Do I Use?

Julie A. Greenberg

in Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814731895
eISBN:
9780814738610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814731895.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines sex classification for purposes of determining appropriate housing and restroom use. It considers how courts have addressed the issue of determining the sex of people with an ... More


Palatial Spaces

David Kertai

in The Architecture of Late Assyrian Royal Palaces

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198723189
eISBN:
9780191789724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723189.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, World History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 9 focuses on the five main types of space that can be identified in Late Assyrian royal palaces. It distinguishes between reception rooms, bathrooms, and storage spaces. These rooms ... More


PISSAR’s Critically Queer and Disabled Politics

Isaac West

in Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479832149
eISBN:
9781479826872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479832149.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the queer activism of People in Search of Safe and Accessible Restrooms (PISSAR)—a genderqueer and disability coalition committed to improving accommodations in campus ... More


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