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Sexuality and the unnatural in colonial Latin America

Author: Zeb Tortorici
Publisher: Oakland, California University of California Press [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores the history of illicit and alternative sexualities in Latin America's colonial and early national periods. Together the essays examine how 'the unnatural' came to inscribe certain sexual acts and desires as criminal and sinful, including acts officially deemed to be 'against nature'--sodomy, bestiality, and masturbation--along with others that approximated the unnatural--hermaphroditism, incest, sex with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zeb Tortorici
ISBN: 9780520288140 0520288149 9780520288157 0520288157 9780520963184 0520963180
OCLC Number: 947132229
Description: 239 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Archival narratives of clerical sodomy and suicide from eighteenth-century Cartagena / Nicole von GermetenSacred defiance and sexual desecration : María Gertrudis Arávalo and the Holy Office in eighteenth-century Mexico / Nora E. Jaffary --
The devil or nature itself? : desire, doubt, and diabolical sex among colonial Mexican women / Jacqueline S. Holler --
Female homoeroticism, heresy, and the Holy Office in colonial Brazil / Ronaldo Vainfas and Zeb Tortorici --
Experimenting with nature : José Ignacio Eyzaguirre's general confession and the knowledge of the body (1799-1804) / Martín Bowen-Silva --
Prosecuting female-female sex in Bourbon Quito / Chad Thomas Black --
Sodomy, gender, and identity in the Viceroyalty of Peru / Fernanda Molina --
Incestuous natures : consensual and forced relations in Mexico, 1740-1854 / Lee M. Penyak --
Bestiality : the nefarious crime in Mexico, 1800-1856 / Mílada Bazant --
Epilogue : unnatural sex? / Pete Sigal.
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