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Reading, writing, and rewriting the prostitute body

Author: Shannon Bell
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bell shows how the flesh-and-blood female body engaged in sexual interaction for payment has no inherent meaning and is signified differently in different cultures or discourses. The author contends that modernity has produced "the prostitute" as the other within the categorial other: woman. --
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bell, Shannon, 1955-
Reading, writing, and rewriting the prostitute body.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)988563098
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon Bell
ISBN: 0253311667 9780253311665 0253208599 9780253208590
OCLC Number: 28420270
Description: x, 229 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Reading, Writing, and Rewriting the Prostitute Body --
2. Reading the Hetairae in Plato's Texts --
3. The Making of the Modern Prostitute Body --
4. Writing the Prostitute Body: Feminist Reproductions --
5. Rewriting the Prostitute Body: Prostitute Perspectives --
6. Prostitute Performances: Sacred Carnival Theorists of the Female Body --
Conclusion: From Aspasia's Salon to the Sprinkle Salon.
Responsibility: Shannon Bell.

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"I found this a fascinating book: wide-ranging, readable -- and persuasive."Alison Jaggar

 
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