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Border bodies : racialized sexuality, sexual capital, and violence in the nineteenth-century borderlands / Bernadine Marie Hernández.

Author/creator Hernández, Bernadine Marie author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2022]
Descriptionxv, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Sexual Frontiers, Racialized Bodies, and Sexual Capital -- The Oikopolitic: The Father of All, Brokering of the Californiana Body, and the "Natural Order of Things" in Alta California -- Circuits of Brown, Black, and Red: The Politics of Racialized Gender and Sexuality in the Nineteenth-Century Borderlands -- Absent Presence: The Ghost of the "Only Woman Hanged" in Texas and the Abstract Labor of Gender Racial Formations -- Productive Racialized Sex: The Sexual Economy of the Southwest Borderlands, the Nuevomexicana Body Politic, and Memory Archives -- Technology of "Unproductive" Brown Bodies: The Political Economy of Prostitution and Racialized Sexual Pathology in Arizona at the Turn of the Century.
Abstract "In this study of sex, gender, sexual violence, and power along the border, Bernadine Hernández brings to light under-heard stories of women who lived in a critical era of American history. Elaborating on the concept of sexual capital, she uses little-known newspapers and periodicals, letters, testimonios, court cases, short stories, and photographs to reveal how sex, violence, and capital conspired to govern not only women's bodies but their role in the changing American Southwest"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9781469667911
LCCN 2021052599
ISBN9781469667881 hardcover
ISBN1469667886 hardcover
ISBN9781469667898 paperback
ISBN1469667894 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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