Cover

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Title Page

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Table of Contents

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p. v

List of Figures

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-xi

Completing a book always brings a sense of fulfillment, happiness, and relief. It represents a point in time when one realizes that the conclusion has been possible thanks to the collaboration and influence of people who directly or indirectly impacted our research and daily thinking in multiple ways. ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-10

In 1783 the Peruvian nun Mar

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1. Micaela Bastidas's Legible Body: Public Spectacle, Violence, and Fear in T

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pp. 11-40

In January 1780, just months before the Inca leader Jos

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2. Visualizing and Commodifying Female Bodies in Truxillo del Per

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pp. 41-82

In 1785 the bishop of Trujillo, Baltasar Mart

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3. Patriotic Bodies and Corporeal Rhetorics: Sor Mar

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pp. 83-126

In an article entitled “Discurso histórico sobre la fundación del exemplar Monasterio de Trinitarias Descalzas de esta Ciudad de Lima” (Historical discourse on the establishment of the exemplary monastery of Discalced Trinitarians of this city of Lima), published in the Mercurio peruano on October 23, 1791, by the Sociedad Académica de Amantes de Lima ...

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4. The Nation and Its Congenital Deformations: The Medicalized Female Body in the Mercurio Peruano, 1791–1795

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pp. 127-170

In January 1795, the Mercurio peruano (1791–1795) published a brief news article entitled “Operacion Cesarea” (Cesarean Operation), describing a cesarean surgical procedure performed in Tucumán that resulted in the death of a woman in an advanced state of pregnancy.1 The author did not mention the name of the woman, only referring to her as a Zamba, ...

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Epilogue: Prescribing Bodies

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pp. 171-174

In an article entitled “Discurso sobre el destino que debe darse a la gente vaga que tiene Lima” (“Discourse on the use that ought to be given to the indo- lent people in Lima”), Joseph Ignacio Lequanda, minister and accountant of the Royal Treasury of Lima, denounced the rampant idleness of many sectors of the population ...

Notes

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pp. 175-208

Works Cited

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pp. 209-222

Index

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pp. 223-235