The Resource Excursions in identity : travel and the intersection of place, gender, and status in Edo Japan, Laura Nenzi

Excursions in identity : travel and the intersection of place, gender, and status in Edo Japan, Laura Nenzi

Label
Excursions in identity : travel and the intersection of place, gender, and status in Edo Japan
Title
Excursions in identity
Title remainder
travel and the intersection of place, gender, and status in Edo Japan
Statement of responsibility
Laura Nenzi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Edo period (1600-1868), status- and gender-based expectations largely defined a person's place and identity in society. The wayfarers of the time, however, discovered that travel provided the opportunity to escape from the confines of the everyday. Cultured travelers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries wrote travel memoirs to celebrate their profession as belle-lettrists. For women in particular the open road and the blank page of the diary offered a precious opportunity to create personal hierarchies defined less by gender and more by culture and refinement. After the mid-eighteenth century - which saw the popularization of culture and the rise of commercial printing - textbooks, guides, comical fiction, and woodblock prints allowed not a few commoners to acquaint themselves with the historical, lyrical, or artistic pedigree of Japan's famous sites. By identifying themselves with famous literary and historical icons of the past, some among these erudite commoners saw an opportunity to rewrite their lives and re-create their identities in the pages of their travel diaries."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.4/819095209034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS808
LC item number
.N46 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Excursions in identity : travel and the intersection of place, gender, and status in Edo Japan, Laura Nenzi
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-248) and index
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  • net
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
Introduction: everything flows -- pt. 1. Re-creating spaces. Maps, movements, and the malleable spaces of Edo Japan -- At the intersection of travel and gender -- pt. 2. Re-creating identities. Women on the road: identities in motion -- Palimpsests: the open road and the blank page -- pt. 3. Purchasing re-creation. Print matters: popularizing past and present -- Icons of escapism -- Bodies, brothels, and baths: travel and physical re-creation -- Conclusion: dreaming of walking near Fuji
Control code
ocn646066550
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441656933
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt62tnrt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25641475
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646066550
  • pebcs0824831179

Library Locations

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