The Resource Public lives, private secrets : gender, honor, sexuality, and illegitimacy in colonial Spanish America, Ann Twinam

Public lives, private secrets : gender, honor, sexuality, and illegitimacy in colonial Spanish America, Ann Twinam

Label
Public lives, private secrets : gender, honor, sexuality, and illegitimacy in colonial Spanish America
Title
Public lives, private secrets
Title remainder
gender, honor, sexuality, and illegitimacy in colonial Spanish America
Statement of responsibility
Ann Twinam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, illegitimate offspring of elite families in colonial Spanish America appealed to the Council and Camara of the Indies in Spain to purchase gracias al sacar legitimations. Their applications provided intimate testimony concerning their own lives, accounts of their parents' sexual relationships, and details regarding the impact of illegitimacy within their families and communities. Bourbon officials in Spain debated which petitions merited approval, and in the process forged policies concerning gender, sexuality, illegitimacy, and the family." "Colonial elites distinguished between a private circle of family, kin, and intimate friends and a public world where status (honor) was negotiated with outside peers. This bifurcation was distinct yet permeable; an individual might "pass" to negotiate a public status different from a private reality. Thus, an unwed mother might enjoy the public reputation that she was a virgin, the bastard son of a priest might be treated as legitimate, and a mulatto could be transformed into someone white."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Twinam, Ann
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ999.L29
LC item number
T89 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illegitimacy
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Sex customs
  • Masculinity
  • Honor
  • Social classes
  • Madres solteras
  • Costumbres sexuales
  • Masculinidad
  • Honor
  • Clases sociales
  • Honor
  • Illegitimacy
  • Masculinity
  • Sex customs
  • Social classes
  • Unmarried mothers
  • Koloniale periode
  • Ongehuwde moeders
  • Nichteheliches Kind
  • Latin America
  • Lateinamerika
Label
Public lives, private secrets : gender, honor, sexuality, and illegitimacy in colonial Spanish America, Ann Twinam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Antecedents -- 2. Precedents: sexuality and illegitimacy, discrimination, civil legitimation -- Part II. Life Course: -- 3. Mothers: pregnant virgins, abandoned women and the private and public price of sexuality -- 4. Fathers: life course and sexuality -- 5. Babies and illegitimacy: the politics of recognition from the font to the grave -- 6. Children: growing up illegitimate -- 7. Adults: passing, turning-point moments, and the quest for honor -- 8. Adults: the quest for family property -- Part III. The State's Response: -- 9. Royal officials: prelude (1717-1760) and early policy formation (1761-1775) -- 10. Bourbon reformers: the activist càmara 1776-1793 -- 11. Reform and retreat: Bourbon social policies after 1794 -- Part IV. Aftermaths: -- 12. The legitimated: life after Gracias al Sacar
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 447 pages
Isbn
9780804731478
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free, recycled paper)
Lccn
98045252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39982050
  • (OCoLC)ocm39982050
Label
Public lives, private secrets : gender, honor, sexuality, and illegitimacy in colonial Spanish America, Ann Twinam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-435) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Antecedents -- 2. Precedents: sexuality and illegitimacy, discrimination, civil legitimation -- Part II. Life Course: -- 3. Mothers: pregnant virgins, abandoned women and the private and public price of sexuality -- 4. Fathers: life course and sexuality -- 5. Babies and illegitimacy: the politics of recognition from the font to the grave -- 6. Children: growing up illegitimate -- 7. Adults: passing, turning-point moments, and the quest for honor -- 8. Adults: the quest for family property -- Part III. The State's Response: -- 9. Royal officials: prelude (1717-1760) and early policy formation (1761-1775) -- 10. Bourbon reformers: the activist càmara 1776-1793 -- 11. Reform and retreat: Bourbon social policies after 1794 -- Part IV. Aftermaths: -- 12. The legitimated: life after Gracias al Sacar
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 447 pages
Isbn
9780804731478
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free, recycled paper)
Lccn
98045252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39982050
  • (OCoLC)ocm39982050

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