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Erotic exchanges. The world of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris.

Author: Nina Kushner
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Nina Kushner reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. In this demimonde, these 'dames entretenues' exchanged sex, company, and sometimes even love for being “kept.” Most of these women entered the profession unwillingly, either because they were desperate and could find no other means of support or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina Kushner
ISBN: 9780801451560 0801451566
OCLC Number: 875151732
Description: 308 pages
Contents: Introduction1. The Police and the Demimonde2. Leaving Home3. Being Sold into the Demimonde4. Madams and Their Networks5. Contracts and Elite Prostitution as Work6. Male Experiences of Galanterie7. Sexual Capital and the Private Lives of MistressesConclusion
Responsibility: Nina Kushner.

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Nina Kushner reveals the complex world of elite prostitution in eighteenth-century Paris by focusing on the professional mistresses who dominated it. Kushner's primary sources include thousands of  Read more...

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