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The courtesan's arts : cross-cultural perspectives

Author: Martha Feldman; Bonnie Gordon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Feldman; Bonnie Gordon
ISBN: 0195170288 9780195170283 0195170296 9780195170290
OCLC Number: 1006283191
Description: xxvii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Making a spectacle of her(self) : the Greek courtesan and the art of the present / James Davidson --
Cutting a good figure : the fashions of Venetian courtesans in the illustrated albums of early modern travelers / Margaret F. Rosenthal --
"Notes of flesh" and the courtesan's song in seventeenth-century China / Judith T. Zeitlin --
The courtesan's voice : Petrarchan lovers, pop philosophy, and oral traditions / Martha Feldman --
On hearing the courtesan in a gift of song : the Venetian case of Gaspar Stampa / Dawn De Rycke --
On locating the courtesan in Italian lyric : distance and the madrigal texts of Costanzo Festa / Justin Flosi --
On music fit for a courtesan : representations of the courtesan and her music in sixteenth-century Italy / Drew Edward Davies --
Royalty's courtesans and God's mortal wives : keepers of culture in precolonial India / Doris M. Srinivasan --
The courtesan's singing body as cultural capital in seventeenth-century Italy / Bonnie Gordon --
Defaming the courtesan : satire and invective in sixteenth-century Italy / Courtney Quaintance --
The masculine arts of the ancient Greek courtesan : male fantasy or female self-representation? / Christopher A. Faraone --
The city geisha and their role in modern Japan : anomaly or artistes? / Lesley Downer --
In the service of the nation : geisha and Kawabata Yasunari's Snow country / Miho Matsugu --
Going to the courtesans : transit to the pleasure district of Edo Japan / Timon Screech --
Who's afraid of Giulia Napolitana? Pleasure, fear, and imagining the arts of the Renaissance courtesan / Guido Ruggiero --
The twentieth-century "disappearance" of the Gisaeng during the rise of Korea's modern sex-and-entertainment industry / Joshua D. Pilzer --
Female agency and patrilinieal constraints : situating courtesans in twentieth-century India / Regula Burckhardt Qureshi --
Tawa'if, tourism, and tales : the problematics of twenty-first-century musical patronage of North India's courtesans / Amelia Maciszewski.
Responsibility: edited by Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon.
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