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Deviant and Useful Citizens: The Cultural Production of the Female Body in Eighteenth-Century Peru

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Deviant and Useful Citizens: The Cultural Production of the Female Body in Eighteenth-Century Peru - Melendez, Mariselle
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Deviant and Useful Citizens explores the conditions of women and perceptions of the female body in the eighteenth century throughout the Viceroyalty of Peru, which until 1776 comprised modern-day Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Mariselle Melendez introduces the reader to a female rebel, Micaela Bastidas, whose brutal punishment became a particularly harsh example of state response to women who challenged the system. She explores the cultural representation of women depicted as economically ...

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Deviant and Useful Citizens: The Cultural Production of the Female Body in Eighteenth-Century Peru 2011, Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, TN

ISBN-13: 9780826517685

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