Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body

Reading, Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body

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In this volume, Shannon Bell recovers the courtesan of ancient Greece as both sophistic philosopher and erotic teacher.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253208599
  • 9780253208590
  • 92,230

About Shannon Bell

SHANNON BELL teaches classical political theory, feminist theory, and legal theory in the Department of Political Science at York University.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments1. Reading, Writing, and Rewriting the Prostitute Body; 2. Reading the Hetairae in Plato's Texts; 3. The Making of the Modern Prostitute Body; 4. Writing the Prostitue Body: Feminist Reproductions; 5. Rewriting the Prostitute Body: Prostitute Perspectives; 6. Prostitute Performances: Sacred Carnival Theorists of the Female Body; Conclusion: From Aspasia's Salon to the Sprinkle SalonNotes; Bibliography; Indexshow more

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"I found this a fascinating book: wide-ranging, readable -- and persuasive."Alison Jaggarshow more

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