The Resource Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten

Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten

Label
Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias
Title
Violent delights, violent ends
Title remainder
sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias
Statement of responsibility
Nicole von Germeten
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study of sexuality in seventeenth-century Latin America takes the reader beneath the surface of daily life in a colonial city. Cartagena was an important Spanish port and the site of an Inquisition high court, a slave market, a leper colony, a military base, and a prison colony--colonial institutions that imposed order by enforcing Catholicism, cultural and religious boundaries, and prevailing race and gender hierarchies. The city was also simmering with illegal activity, from contraband trade to prostitution to heretical religious practices. Nicole von Germeten's research uncovers scandalous stories drawn from archival research in Inquisition cases, criminal records, wills, and other legal documents. The stories focus largely on sexual agency and honor: an insult directed at a married woman causes a deadly street battle; a young doña uses sex to manipulate a lustful, corrupt inquisitor. Scandals like these illustrate the central thesis of this book: women in colonial Cartagena de Indias took control of their own sex lives and used sex and rhetoric connected to sexuality to plead their cases when they had to negotiate with colonial bureaucrats
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
303.609861
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ18.C65
LC item number
G47 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-300) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Debatable Virginity: Doña María de Montemayor; 2: Love Magic and a Married Woman: Doña Lorenzana de Acereto; 3: Violence, Sex, and Honor; 4: Irish Honor on the Spanish Main: Captain Cornelio Cornelius; 5: Marriage, Sex, Love, and Politics; 6: Cartagena's Most Notorious Sorceress: Paula de Eguiluz; 7: Sorcery, Sex, and Society in Seventeenth-Century Cartagena; 8: Sex, Dress, and the Inquisition; 9: Violence, Honor, and Sex for Sale: Doña Manuela de Andrade; 10: Sex, Love, and Marriage in the Eighteenth Century; 11: Sex, Scandal, and the Military: Doña Luisa Llerena
Control code
ocn858229579
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826353962
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29139144
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)858229579
  • pebcs0826353967

Library Locations

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