The Dangerous Lives of Public Performers: Dancing, Sex, and Entertainment in the Islamic World
Examining performers from the ancient Mediterranean world to the modern Islamic Middle East, including India and Pakistan, Shay explores the careers, artistic performances, and legacies of these individuals who were forced to produce entertainment and art for, and have sex with, any and all patrons.
New York, NY
performance, sex, dance, Middle East
Dance | Islamic World and Near East History | Performance Studies
Shay, Anthony. The Dangerous Lives of Public Performers: Dancing, Sex, and Entertainment in the Islamic World. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.