9780804776615-080477661X-Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico

Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico

ISBN-13: 9780804776615
ISBN-10: 080477661X
Edition: 1
Author: Martínez, María Elena
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 423 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780804776615
ISBN-10: 080477661X
Edition: 1
Author: Martínez, María Elena
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 423 pages

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Acknowledged authors Martínez, María Elena wrote Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico comprising 423 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 080477661X and 9780804776615. Since then Genealogical Fictions: Limpieza de Sangre, Religion, and Gender in Colonial Mexico textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.89 or rent at the marketplace.

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María Elena Martínez's Genealogical Fictions is the first in-depth study of the relationship between the Spanish concept of limpieza de sangre (purity of blood) and colonial Mexico's sistema de castas, a hierarchical system of social classification based primarily on ancestry. Specifically, it explains how this notion surfaced amid socio-religious tensions in early modern Spain, and was initially used against Jewish and Muslim converts to Christianity. It was then transplanted to the Americas, adapted to colonial conditions, and employed to create and reproduce identity categories according to descent. Martínez also examines how the state, church, Inquisition, and other institutions in colonial Mexico used the notion of purity of blood over time, arguing that the concept's enduring religious, genealogical, and gendered meanings and the archival practices it promoted came to shape the region's patriotic and racial ideologies.

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