The courtesan and the gigolo: the murders in the Rue Montaigne and the dark side of empire in nineteenth-century Paris

From Widows' Allée to Avenue Montaigne : elite cosmopolitanism and gentrification in western Paris -- The crime scene : gathering the evidence and searching for a motive -- A reporter's ambition : George Grison and the rise of investigative crime reporting in Paris -- The courtesan's...

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Main Author: Freundschuh, Aaron
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Stanford, California Stanford University Press [2017]
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:From Widows' Allée to Avenue Montaigne : elite cosmopolitanism and gentrification in western Paris -- The crime scene : gathering the evidence and searching for a motive -- A reporter's ambition : George Grison and the rise of investigative crime reporting in Paris -- The courtesan's objects : sexual danger and the high life of the demimonde -- Colonial picaresque : the trans-Mediterranean investigation of a colonial migrant -- Criminal detection as colonial war by other means : investigative claims on the Latin-American "rastaquouère" -- The trial of a gigolo : intimacy, foreignness, and the Boulangist crisis -- The skin affair : punishment and the colonial body -- Conclusion : on imperial insecurity
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:258 Seiten Illustrationen, Karten
ISBN:9781503600157
9781503600829