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Selling women : prostitution, markets, and the household in early modern Japan / Amy Stanley ; foreword by Matthew H. Sommer.

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Author/Creator:
Stanley, Amy, 1978-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • xxii, 256 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Title Variation:
Prostitution, markets, and the household in early modern Japan
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-242) and index.
Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Adulterous prostitutes, pawned wives, and purchased women : female bodies as currency
  • Creating "prostitutes" : benevolence, profit, and the construction of a gendered order
  • Negotiating the gendered order : prostitutes as daughters, wives, and mothers
  • From household to market : child-sellers, "widows, " and other shameless people
  • Glittering hair ornaments and barren fields : prostitution and the crisis of the countryside
  • Tora and the "rules of the pleasure quarter"
  • Conclusion.
Series:
Asia: local studies/global themes, 1555-7812 ; 21
Asia--local studies/global themes ; 21.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780520270909
0520270908

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