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Author Horswell, Michael J. (Michael Jenkins), 1965- author

Title Decolonizing the sodomite : queer tropes of sexuality in colonial Andean culture / Michael J. Horswell
Edition First edition
Published Austin : University of Texas Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 331 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Transculturating tropes of sexuality, tinkuy, and third gender in the Andes -- Barbudos, afeminados, and sodomitas : performing masculinity in premodern Spain -- Decolonizing queer tropes of sexuality : chronicles and myths of conquest -- From supay huaca to queer mother : revaluing the Andean feminine and androgyne -- Church and state : inventing queer penitents and tyrannical others -- Subaltern hybridity? : Inca Garcilaso and the transculturation of gender and sexuality in the Comentarios reales -- Dancing the tinkuy, mediating difference
Summary This is a study of alternative gender and sexuality in the colonial Andean world, which uses the concept of the third gender to reconsider some key aspects of Andean culture and provides an alternative history and interpretation of the much-maligned aboriginal subjects the Spanish referred to as 'sodomites.'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-321) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Incas -- Sexual behavior.
Indian gays -- Sexual behavior -- Andes Region.
Indian gays -- Andes Region -- History.
Indians of South America -- Colonization -- Andes Region.
Indians of South America -- Sexual behavior -- Andes Region.
Male homosexuality -- Andes Region -- History.
Male homosexuality -- Spain -- History.
Sex customs -- Andes Region -- History.
Sex customs -- Spain -- History.
Andes Region -- Foreign relations -- Spain.
Spain -- Colonies -- America.
Spain -- Foreign relations -- Andes Region.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005020852
ISBN 0292796242 (electronic bk.)
9780292796249 (electronic bk.)