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The Resource Butterfly's sisters : the Geisha in western culture, Yoko Kawaguchi

Butterfly's sisters : the Geisha in western culture, Yoko Kawaguchi

Label
Butterfly's sisters : the Geisha in western culture
Title
Butterfly's sisters
Title remainder
the Geisha in western culture
Statement of responsibility
Yoko Kawaguchi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this fascinating and wide-ranging book, Yoko Kawaguchi explores the Western portrayal of Japanese women--and geishas in particular--from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. She argues that in the West, Japanese women have come to embody certain ideas about feminine sexuality, and she analyses how these ideas have been expressed in diverse art forms, ranging from fiction and opera to the visual arts and music videos. Among the many works Kawaguchi discusses are the art criticism of Baudelaire and Huysmans, the opera Madama Butterfly, the sculptures of Rodin, the Broadway play Teahouse of the August Moon, and the international bestseller Memoirs of a Geisha. Butterfly's Sisters also examines the impact on early twentieth-century theatre, drama and dance theory of the performance styles of the actresses Madame Hanako and Sadayakko, both formerly geishas."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kawaguchi, Yoko
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3412
LC item number
.K36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geishas
  • Civilization, Western
Label
Butterfly's sisters : the Geisha in western culture, Yoko Kawaguchi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-328) and index
Contents
Were they or weren't they?: Geishas and early Western perceptions of the morality of Japanese women -- Geishas as artefact: artifice, ideal beauty and the natural woman -- Madam Butterfly's antecedents: the women of the ports and Japanese 'wives' -- Hara-Kiri! : Sadayakko and Madame Hanako on the Western stage -- From foe to friend : geishas in Anglo-American popular culture before and after the Second World War -- Bunny-boiler or like a virgin : images of the geisha in late twentieth-century America
Control code
150348454
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 342 p.
Isbn
9780300115215
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017516
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)150348454
Label
Butterfly's sisters : the Geisha in western culture, Yoko Kawaguchi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-328) and index
Contents
Were they or weren't they?: Geishas and early Western perceptions of the morality of Japanese women -- Geishas as artefact: artifice, ideal beauty and the natural woman -- Madam Butterfly's antecedents: the women of the ports and Japanese 'wives' -- Hara-Kiri! : Sadayakko and Madame Hanako on the Western stage -- From foe to friend : geishas in Anglo-American popular culture before and after the Second World War -- Bunny-boiler or like a virgin : images of the geisha in late twentieth-century America
Control code
150348454
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 342 p.
Isbn
9780300115215
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010017516
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)150348454

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