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Title The courtesan's arts : cross-cultural perspectives / edited by Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.

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 UniM Bail  306.74208621 COUR    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  306.74208621 COUR  (PC)    MISSING
Physical description xxvii, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-380) and index.
Contents Part 1 Spectacle and Performance -- 1 Making a Spectacle of Her(self): The Greek Courtesan and the Art of the Present / James Davidson 29 -- 2 Cutting a Good Figure: The Fashions of Venetian Courtesans in the Illustrated Albums of Early Modern Travelers / Margaret F. Rosenthal 52 -- 3 "Notes of Flesh" and the Courtesan's Song in Seventeenth-Century China / Judith T. Zeitlin 75 -- Part 2 A Case Study: The Courtesan's Voice in Early Modern Italy -- 4 Courtesan's Voice: Petrarchan Lovers, Pop Philosophy, and Oral Traditions / Martha Feldman 105 -- 5 On Hearing the Courtesan in a Gift of Song: The Venetian Case of Gaspara Stampa / Dawn De Rycke 124 -- 6 On Locating the Courtesan in Italian Lyric: Distance and the Madrigal Texts of Costanzo Festa / Justin Flosi 133 -- 7 On Music Fit for a Courtesan: Representations of the Courtesan and Her Music in Sixteenth-Century Italy / Drew Edward Davies 144 -- Part 3 Power, Gender, and the Body -- 8 Royalty's Courtesans and God's Mortal Wives: Keepers of Culture in Precolonial India / Doris M. Srinivasan 161 -- 9 Courtesan's Singing Body as Cultural Capital in Seventeenth-Century Italy / Bonnie Gordon 182 -- 10 Defaming the Courtesan: Satire and Invective in Sixteenth-Century Italy / Courtney Quaintance 199 -- 11 Masculine Arts of the Ancient Greek Courtesan: Male Fantasy or Female Self-representation? / Christopher A. Faraone 209 -- Part 4 Excursus: Geisha Dialogues -- 12 City Geisha and Their Role in Modern Japan: Anomaly or Artistes? / Lesley Downer 223 -- 13 In the Service of the Nation: Geisha and Kawabata Yasunari's Snow Country / Miho Matsugu 243 -- Part 5 Fantasies of the Courtesan -- 14 Going to the Courtesans: Transit to the Pleasure District of Edo Japan / Timon Screech 255 -- 15 Who's Afraid of Giulia Napolitana? Pleasure, Fear, and Imagining the Arts of the Renaissance Courtesan / Guido Ruggiero 280 -- Part 6 Courtesans in the Postcolony -- 16 Twentieth-Century "Disappearance" of the Gisaeng during the Rise of Korea's Modern Sex-and-Entertainment Industry / Joshua D. Pilzer 295 -- 17 Female Agency and Patrilineal Constraints: Situating Courtesans in Twentieth-Century India / Regula Burckhardt Qureshi 312 -- 18 Tawa'if, Tourism, and Tales: The Problematics of Twenty-First-Century Musical Patronage for North India's Courtesans / Amelia Maciszewski 332.
Other author Feldman, Martha.
Gordon, Bonnie, 1968-
Subject Courtesans -- History -- Cross-cultural studies.
ISBN 0195170288 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0195170296 (paperback: acid-free paper)