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The Resource Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, & honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten, (electronic book)

Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, & honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten, (electronic book)

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Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, & honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias
Title
Violent delights, violent ends
Title remainder
sex, race, & honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias
Statement of responsibility
Nicole von Germeten
Title variation
Violent delights, violent ends
Title variation remainder
sex, race, and honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias
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Subject
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"--
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Germeten, Nicole von
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
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  • Sex
  • Violence
  • Honor
  • Cartagena (Colombia)
Label
Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, & honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10757407
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826353962
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Violent delights, violent ends : sex, race, & honor in colonial Cartagena de Indias, Nicole von Germeten, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10757407
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826353962
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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