The courtesan's arts : cross-cultural perspectives

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Feldman, Martha., Gordon, Bonnie, 1968-
Physical Description:xxvii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-380) and index.
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
ISBN:0195170288 (cloth : acid-free paper)
9780195170283 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0195170296 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780195170290 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Table of 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 Gaspara 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 patrilineal constraints : situating courtesans in twentieth-century India / Regula Burckhardt Qureshi
  • Tawa'if, tourism, and tales : the problematics of twenty-first-century musical patronage for North India's courtesans / Amelia Maciszewski.