||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.
||"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 note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
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