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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
Author
Subject
Genre
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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kawaguchi, Yoko
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geishas
  • Civilization, Western
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Civilization, Western
  • Geishas
Label
Butterfly's sisters : the Geisha in western culture, Yoko Kawaguchi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-328) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn787867386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 342 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300169461
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q9w4x
  • 985a6f46-ace4-42c2-84f7-0f48f021c8b3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787867386
Label
Butterfly's sisters : the Geisha in western culture, Yoko Kawaguchi
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-328) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn787867386
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 342 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300169461
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q9w4x
  • 985a6f46-ace4-42c2-84f7-0f48f021c8b3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)787867386

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