The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America - Dialogos Series (Paperback)
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The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America - Dialogos Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 30/08/1998
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A contemporary of Columbus noted "those crazy Spaniards have more regard for a bit of honor than for a thousand lives." This obsession flourished in the New World, where status, privilege, and rank became cornerstones of the colonial social order.

Honor had many faces. To a freed black woman in Brazil it proscribed spousal abuse and permitted her to petition the Church for permission to leave her husband. To a high church official charged with sodomy in Alto Peru, honor signified the privileges and legal exceptions available to those of his background and social position. These nine original essays assess the role and importance men and women of all races and social classes accorded honor throughout colonial Latin America.


"The best work on honor in Latin America and an invaluable and insightful volume. A must for both scholars and classroom use."--Professor Susan M. Socolow, Emory University

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826319067
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This anthology is ideally suited for classroom use by undergraduates . . . not only due to the contributors generous use of case studies . . . but also because of their almost total avoidance of the leaden jargon favored by many . . .
. . . a fine collection of essays . . . the book succeeds in providing insight into the many faces of honor in colonial Latin America. The essays are well-written and accessible to an undergraduate audience. And they are highly entertaining. They contain poignant stories of ordinary people. . . .
. . . a fine collection of essays . . . [the book] succeeds in providing insight into the many faces of honor in colonial Latin America. The essays are well-written and accessible to an undergraduate audience. And they are highly entertaining. They contain poignant stories of ordinary people. . . .
The articles fit together well, examining similar issues from a variety of perspectives. . . . [they] add important new insights to the study of honor, which should be of interest to scholars. . . . the volume provides serious historical material and intriguing stories that ought to be successful in teaching.

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