xxvii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
0195170288 cloth acid-free paper 0195170296 paperback acid-free paper 9780195170283 9780195170290 paperback 9780199775088 e-book
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-380) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.