The Urinal: A Site Of Distinct Cultural Meaning

by Zoe Pollock

Andrew Howe examines America through its bathrooms:

Certainly, throughout the west, trench models, although more cost effective due to the use of a single drain, are never as popular with users. This tendency can perhaps be attributed to cultural fears of abjection, the psychological theory whereby bodily fluids in which we invest much of our notions of privacy and personal identity, mix thoroughly and publicly with those of others.