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How to Write on Spanish American Sexuality

An American Conversations Lecture with Nicole von Germeten

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A cultural constructivist view of the Hispanic honor code has framed all discussions of colonial Spanish American sexuality, despite its very loose on-the-ground interpretation in both the New and Old Worlds. It would be more useful to consider Spanish American sexuality within the historiography of “emotional communties” or “emotional regimes.”  Von Germeten will argue in her next book project that the framework of the history of emotions can provide a more useful structure for analyzing the topic of female colonial sexual agency, especially in the context of the controversial topic of professional sex work.

Dr. von Germeten teaches courses in Latin American and Spanish history.   Her latest book Violent Delights, Violent Ends:  Sex, Race & Honor in Colonial Cartagena de Indias was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2013.


Memorial Union (campus map)
206: Asian / Pacific
Robert Peckyno
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion
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