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active and passive roles (in sexual intercourse ), 177, 201–202, 208, 214–217, 219, 222–232, 240, 247, 257n53 adultery, 9, 51, 58–59, 79, 81–88, 92, 243; punishments for, 81, 84–86 Aguilar, Gerónimo de, 85 anus, 65–67, 172, 198–199, 217–218, 221–222, 236–237 armadillo, 237–238 Arzápalo Marín, Ramón, 180 avocado, as metaphor for male genitalia, 196 bacab, 99, 104, 228, 230–231 batab, 233–234, 294n78 berdache, 43–44, 201–204, 290nn90,91. See also transvestism bestiality, 215, 219, 243 Bhabha, Homi, 12, 246 bi-eroticism, 69, 216, 219–220, 236, 238 bisexuality, 241; as identity, 219–222, 239, 247, 254n25; ritualized, 213– 240 blacks, 68, 192 blood: and ethnicity, 143, 148; and fertility , 151, 155, 157; and flowers, 50; and the gaze, 159–160; and gender, 129, 150–182, 247; of Jesus, 138; power of, 151; rituals, 21, 125–126, 129, 150–151, 153–154, 168–173, 182, 183, 244–245, 282n17; and rulership, 129–149, 183; and semen, 164–168, 184, 233, 244, 247; and sexual desire, xiv, 10, 133, 138–139, 148, 151, 169–173, 220, 244; and slavery, 190–191; as symbol, 138; and transsexuality , 169, 171–174, 202, 204; of women, 151–161, 244 (see also menstruation ). See also penis piercing bodies, human: construction of, 287nn28,30; and gender, 10, 174– 175, 187–188; of a god, 229; and hermaphrodites , 175–176; and human sacrifice, 136–137, 140; as markers of spectacle, 137; and ritual, 170, 173, 205, 209; of rulers, 130, 135, 142, 185, 233–234, 240; and transsexuality, 173, 179, 209; of youth, 238, 240 Books of Chilam Balam, 15–16, 27, 86, 89, 95, 108–111, 120, 143–144, 217, 219, 223, 225, 242; Chumayel, 51, 90, 109–111, 120–121, 223, 225–226, 232–234, 236–239; Kaua, 50–51, I N D E X 87–88; Tizimin, 45–49, 52, 58–59, 86–89, 139–140, 217, 223–224; Tusik, 59–60, 232–233, 239 Bricker, Victoria, 203, 207–208 Burkhart, Louise, 55 Butler, Judith, 178, 187–188, 209–210 cannibalism, 84–85 castration, 171–172, 184, 186, 237, 289n75 Catholicism, 24–31; arrival of in Yucat án, 109; cofradías and, 26–27; and discourse of sexual desire, 229; and gender, 28; and hybridity, 106; and indigenous nobility, 26–27; and mass, 27; and Maya communities, 26–27; Maya understanding of, 27, 78; monotheism of, 24–26; and political power, 63; and ritual, 108; saints of, 24–27, 94, 260n42; and sexual acts of priests, 63–70, 74–80, 198–199; and sin, 53–62; and Virgin Mary Moon Goddess, 115, 120–121, 247 caves, 21, 29, 171, 173, 203–204 celibacy, 66, 69, 71–72, 75, 77–79, 198– 199. See also virginity Chi, Gaspar Antonio, 84, 213, 215 childbirth, 34, 236, 244; as a symbol for creation, 158–161, 178 children, 34–36; and gender, 35 Christianity. See Catholicism Clendinnen, Inga, 28, 33, 56, 256n48, 286n1 cofradías, 25–27. See also Catholicism; religion Cogolludo, Diego López de, 85–86 colonialism, 187–189, 287n33; and acculturation , 73–74; and culture, 62; and desire for Christ, 67; and gender , 127, 148–149, 188–189, 242; and hegemony, 39–41; and human sacrifice, 139–140; and hybridization, 30, 37–38, 120, 126–128; and lineage, 148–149; and narrative of decline, 82–84, 86; and Oedipus, 184, 199, 210–212; and the phallus, 198–199, 210–212; and sexual desire, xiv, 65, 92–93, 176, 242–245; and sin, 55–62; and strategic inversion, 73–74; and textual production, 176; and translation , 81; and transsexuality, 210–212. See also hybridity commoners: and colonialism, 127– 128; desire to rule, 48, 88, 130, 243; illegitimacy of, 58–59, 87–90; lineage of, 144–146, 173; and resistance, 243; sexual desires of, 48, 59, 87–93, 238– 239, 243, 248; and Virgin Mary Moon Goddess, 127–128 concubinage, 79 confession, 53–56, 60, 220–221, 248; and abuse of the confessional, 75–76 conquest, Spanish. See colonialism Cortés, Hernando, 44 cultural history method, 11, 242–243 cultural matrix, 9–11, 14, 263n9; and colonialism, 62; and hybridity, 39–42; and sin, 62 culture and colonization, xiv, 65, 242, 246–249 curing: and idolatry, 29; and the phallus, 167; rituals, 104–108, 124–126, 158, 165–168, 179, 190–191, 204–205; and sexual desire, 10, 189, 228–232, 239 deconstruction, 11–12, 65, 253n18 Deleuze, Gilles...

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9780292798984
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9780292777446
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608351540
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344
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2012-01-01
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English
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