9780822371540-0822371545-Sins against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain

Sins against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain

ISBN-13: 9780822371540
ISBN-10: 0822371545
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Tortorici, Zeb
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 344 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9780822371540
ISBN-10: 0822371545
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Tortorici, Zeb
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Format: Paperback 344 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Tortorici, Zeb wrote Sins against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain comprising 344 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0822371545 and 9780822371540. Since then Sins against Nature: Sex and Archives in Colonial New Spain textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.29 or rent at the marketplace.

Description

In Sins against Nature Zeb Tortorici explores the prosecution of sex acts in colonial New Spain (present-day Mexico, Guatemala, the US Southwest, and the Philippines) to examine the multiple ways bodies and desires come to be textually recorded and archived. Drawing on the records from over three hundred criminal and Inquisition cases between 1530 and 1821, Tortorici shows how the secular and ecclesiastical courts deployed the term contra natura—against nature—to try those accused of sodomy, bestiality, masturbation, erotic religious visions, priestly solicitation of sex during confession, and other forms of "unnatural" sex. Archival traces of the visceral reactions of witnesses, the accused, colonial authorities, notaries, translators, and others in these records demonstrate the primacy of affect and its importance to the Spanish documentation and regulation of these sins against nature. In foregrounding the logic that dictated which crimes were recorded and how they are mediated through the colonial archive, Tortorici recasts Iberian Atlantic history through the prism of the unnatural while showing how archives destabilize the bodies, desires, and social categories on which the history of sexuality is based.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book