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Runaway Daughters Seduction, Elopement, and Honor in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

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ISBN-10: 0826344771

ISBN-13: 9780826344779

Edition: 2008

Authors: Kathryn A. Sloan

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Against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Oaxaca City, Kathryn Sloan analyzes rapto trials--cases of abduction and/or seduction of a minor--to gain insight beyond the actual crime and into the reality that testimonies by parents, their children, and witnesses reveal about courtship practices, generational conflict, the negotiation of honor, and the relationship between the state and its working-class citizens in post colonial Mexico. Unlike the colonial era where paternal rule was absolute, Sloan found that the state began to usurp parental authority in the home with the introduction of liberal reform laws. As these laws began to shape the terms of civil marriage, the courtroom played a…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 11/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.98" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Maps and Figures
The Physical and Historical World of Runaway Daughters and Their Suitors
The Legal and Normative World of Runaway Daughters and Their Suitors
Making Love in Mexico: The Cultural Context of Courtship and Gender Relations
Bearing Witness: Courtship and Working-Class Neighborhoods
Disobedient Daughters and the Liberal State: Generational Conflicts over Marriage Choice
Runaway Daughters: Sexual Honor and Sources of Female Power