Decolonizing the Sodomite
Queer Tropes of Sexuality in Colonial Andean Culture
Publication Year: 2005
Published by: University of Texas Press
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"The chieftains and settlers [ from Carabaya] bring a chuqui chinchay, an animal painted in all the colors. They say that it was the apo [deity] of the jaguars, under whose protection were..."
One BARBUDOS, AFEMINADOS, AND SODOMITAS
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"In this chapter I trace the performance of gender and sexuality in the Iberian Peninsula from medieval to early-modern times by reading primary texts from different genres and different historical..."
Two DECOLONIZING QUEER TROPES OF SEXUALITY
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"Queer tropes of sexuality appear in the pages of Conquest narratives from the first expeditions to the Americas. The sodomitical tropes recorded in this colonial discourse are more than mere ‘'medieval artifacts,’' as I understand Mark Jordan’s use of the term in his theological..."
Three FROM SUPAY HUACA TO QUEER MOTHER
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"One of the more enigmatic pre-Columbian sculptured vessels recovered from the Andean region is a Moche guaco of a seated figure whose braided hair and headdress signal that she is a woman.1 A closer look reveals, however, that the molded figure is apparently a..."
Four CHURCH AND STATE
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"Andean notions of the feminine and the androgyne, ritually represented by third-gender subjects and analyzed and characterized in Chapters 2 and 3, experienced a transformation in the waning years of the sixteenth century. Rather than being erased by the more stringent civil..."
Five SUBALTERN HYBRIDITY?
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"In this chapter I consider yet another historian writing from the chaupi between two cultures, the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.1 I am interested in exploriung the 'darker side' of his..."
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"‘I am sure that in the cantina, after you and I leave, all sorts of queer things go on,’’ Lituma said. ‘'Don’t you think?’ ‘'It grosses me out so much that I hate going there,'’ replied his deputy. ‘'But you could die of sorrow closed up in the..."
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Page Count: 345
Illustrations: 9 line drawings, 1 halftone
Publication Year: 2005