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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 253–284.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Deborah A. Miranda Prior to contact with Europeans, California Indigenous peoples maintained a culture of three genders: male, female, and joya . Spanish missionaries and soldiers, however, viewed joyas as practicing “the execrable, unnatural abuse of their bodies” and reported that “we place our...
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GLQ (1995) 2 (3): 193–235.
Published: 01 June 1995
... European originals: the French form of “berdache,” the Spanish word mujer, and the Enghsh word “her- maphrodite.” A fourth term, joya, is based on a native word. The variation in their spelling and the fact that they were often assumed to be native terms (e.g., Holder, who reports that “burdash...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 285–295.
Published: 01 April 2010
... in this essay occurs in Miranda’s section on death and joya identity where she argues that the violence directed against the joyas — gender-liminal beings in the community who presided over the deaths of individuals — is an important explanatory factor in the somewhat rapid...
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GLQ (2018) 24 (2-3): 315–341.
Published: 01 June 2018
... . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Miranda Deborah A. 2010 . “ Extermination of the Joyas: Gendercide in Spanish California .” GLQ 16 , nos. 1–2 : 253 – 84 . Mock Janet . 2014 . Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More . New York : Atria...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 5–39.
Published: 01 April 2010
... for reg- istering the assault on non-Euro-normative modes of gendered identification in Indigenous California. In “Extermination of the Joyas: Gendercide in Spanish California,” she traces the fragments in existing historiography that point to how the violent imposition...