Engaging primary documents and scholarly debates, this article examines an array of practices in colonial Mexico as it undertakes a discursive account of how gender ideologies informed the politics of discipline and a range of behaviors from atypical sexuality to cross-dressing and witchcraft. It speaks to a lived world set ambiguously between violations of social norms and the uncertainties of official culture as it examines these heterodox practices, especially as they relate to Indians.
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Laura A. Lewis; From Sodomy to Superstition: The Active Pathic and Bodily Transgressions in New Spain. Ethnohistory 1 January 2007; 54 (1): 129–157. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00141801-2006-041
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