Infamous Desire: Male Homosexuality in Colonial Latin America
University of Chicago Press, 2003 - Social Science - 223 pages
What did it mean to be a man in colonial Latin America? More specifically, what did indigenous and Iberian groups think of men who had sexual relations with other men? Providing comprehensive analyses of how male homosexualities were represented in areas under Portuguese and Spanish control, Infamous Desire is the first book-length attempt to answer such questions. In a study that will be indispensable for anyone studying sexuality and gender in colonial Latin America, an esteemed group of contributors view sodomy through the lens of desire and power, relating male homosexual behavior to broader gender systems that defined masculinity and femininity.
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INTRODUCTION HomoSexual Desire and Masculine Power
CHAPTER ONE Toward an Andean Theory of Ritual SameSex Sexuality
CHAPTER TWO Gender Subordination and Political Hierarchy
CHAPTER THREE Gendered Power the Hybrid Self and Homosexual Desire in Late
Inquisitorial Narratives from
CHAPTER SIX CryptoSodomites in ColonialBrazil
List of Contributors
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