Coded Encounters

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An excellent collection of essays about colonial Lain America that help us to rethink and reconfigure the traditional canon and issues of representation. The essays range from a consideration Amerindian codes of map-making to the career of a transvestie nun. Contributors include Walter Mignolo, Maureen Ahern, Abel Aives, Rolena Adorno, Lúcia Helena Santiago Costigan, Pedro Lasarte, Raquel Chang-Rodrigez, Regina Harrison. Asuncion Lavrin, Stephanie Merrim, Nina M. Scott, Antonio Carreño, Julie Greer Johnson, Karen...
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Overview

An excellent collection of essays about colonial Lain America that help us to rethink and reconfigure the traditional canon and issues of representation. The essays range from a consideration Amerindian codes of map-making to the career of a transvestie nun. Contributors include Walter Mignolo, Maureen Ahern, Abel Aives, Rolena Adorno, Lúcia Helena Santiago Costigan, Pedro Lasarte, Raquel Chang-Rodrigez, Regina Harrison. Asuncion Lavrin, Stephanie Merrim, Nina M. Scott, Antonio Carreño, Julie Greer Johnson, Karen Stolley, and Antonia Benitez-Rojo
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A selection of 15 essays from the 1990 Five College Symposium, "Reflections of Social Reality: Writings in Colonial Latin America." They discuss writings by Amerindians, Africans, and women during the early years of colonization, as well as throwing new light on the European perspectives from the period. No subject index. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870238864
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 2/25/1994
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
I Representing the New World
The Movable Center: Geographical Discourses and Territoriality During the Expansion of the Spanish Empire 15
The Articulation of Alterity on the Northern Frontier: The Relatione della navigatione & scoperta by Fernando de Alarcon, 1540 46
Of Peanuts and Bread: Images of the Raw and the Refined in the Sixteenth-Century Conquest of New Spain 62
II The Institutionalization of the Colony
Peaceful Conquest and Law in the Relacion (Account) of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca 75
Colonial Literature and Social Reality in Brazil and the Viceroyalty of Peru: The Satirical Poetry of Gregorio de Matos and Juan del Valle y Caviedes 87
Mateo Rosas de Oquendo's Satira: Carnival, Necromancy and Political Subversion 101
III Amerindian and Proamerindian Texts
Cultural Resistance in the Andes and Its Depiction in Atau Wallpaj P'uchukakuyninpa Wankan or Tragedy of Atahualpa's Death 115
The Theology of Concupiscence: Spanish-Quechua Confessional Manuals in the Andes 135
IV Women in Colonial Latin America
Lo femenino: Women in Colonial Historical Sources 153
Catalina de Erauso: From Anomaly to Icon 177
"La gran turba de las que merecieron nombres": Sor Juana's Foremothers in "La Respuesta a Sor Filotea" 206
Of "Orders" and "Disorders": Analogy in the Baroque Lyric (from Gongora to Sor Juana) 224
V Late Colonial Times
Satire and Eighteenth-Century Colonial Spanish-American Society 239
Concolorcorvo: Guide for Travelers in Eighteenth-Century Spanish America 247
Cirilo Villaverde, the Seeker of Origins 255
Bibliography 263
Contributors 287
Name Index 291
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