Deviant and Useful Citizens
The Cultural Production of the Female Body in Eighteenth-Century Peru
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: Vanderbilt University Press
Table of Contents
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List of Figures
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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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In 1783 the Peruvian nun Mar�a Josefa de la Sant�sima Trinidad completed her chronicle, Historia de la fundaci�n del Monasterio de Trinitarias Descalzas de Lima, intended to illustrate the religious progress and perfection that characterized her convent as a social institution. ...
1. Micaela Bastidas's Legible Body: Public Spectacle, Violence, and Fear in T�pac Amaru's Insurrection
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In January 1780, just months before the Inca leader Jos� Gabriel Condorcanqui, known as T�pac Amaru, initiated his famous insurrection, a pasqu�n (subversive poster) was posted in the churches of Arequipa denouncing the abuses of the customs officers and corregidores against the indigenous people.1 ...
2. Visualizing and Commodifying Female Bodies in Truxillo del Per�: From Colonial Order to Economic Productivity
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In 1785 the bishop of Trujillo, Baltasar Mart�nez Compa��n, decided to record a complete history of the province, based upon his six-year observations of the inhabitants, cultural practices, customs, architecture, indigenous antiquities, and natural history of the provinces. The result was a nine-volume manuscript ...
3. Patriotic Bodies and Corporeal Rhetorics: Sor Mar�a Josefa de la Sant�sima Trinidad's Historia de la Fundaci�n del Monasterio de Trinitarias Descalzas de Lima (1783)
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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 ...
4. The Nation and Its Congenital Deformations: The Medicalized Female Body in the Mercurio Peruano, 1791–1795
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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, ...
Epilogue: Prescribing Bodies
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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 ...
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Page Count: 256
Publication Year: 2011