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The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Martha Feldman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Castrato is the first book to explore in depth why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth century and late nineteenth century. It shows that although the practice ... More


The Man Who Pretended to Be Who He Was: A Tale of Reproduction

Martha Feldman

in The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 2 explores the symbolic stakes in chapter 1 by examining real-life claims of generation, often male-to-male, as manifest in operatic stagings and contests (on stage and off), the fashioning ... More


Kant

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

How do we find our way in the unknown? The answer: By map and compass, picture and story. More precisely: How are we made so obedient and so predictable? How are they constructed, the invisible maps ... More


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