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Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial Latin America



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Author Biography

Asunción Lavrin is a professor of history at Arizona State University at Tempe. Her 1995 book, Women, Feminism, and Social Change in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, 1890–1940, won the Arthur P. Whitaker Prize from the Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies.

Table of Contents

Latin American Studies Seriesp. i
Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introduction The Scenario, the Actors, and the Issuesp. 1
Sexualityp. 45
Sexuality in Colonial Mexico: A Church Dilemmap. 47
Notesp. 80
Individualization and Acculturation: Confession among the Nahuas of Mexico from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Centuryp. 96
Honor, Sexuality, and Illegitimacy in Colonial Spanish Americap. 118
The Sinners and the Bishop in Colonial Venezuela: The Visita of Bishop Mariano Martí, 1771-1784p. 156
Sexual Witchcraft, Colonialism, and Women's Powers: Views from the Mexican Inquisitionp. 178
Notesp. 201
Marriagep. 207
Acceptable Partners: Marriage Choice in Colonial Argentina, 1778-1810p. 209
Notesp. 236
Women, La Mala Vida, and the Politics of Marriagep. 252
Notesp. 281
The Warmth of the Hearth: Seventeenth-Century Guadalajara Familiesp. 287
Divorce in Colonial Brazil: The Case of São Paulop. 313
Notesp. 336
The Contributorsp. 341
Indexp. 343
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