By Pete Sigal
For the preconquest Maya, sexuality used to be part of ritual discourse and function, and all intercourse acts have been understood by way of their strength to create, hold, and damage society. As postconquest Maya tailored to lifestyles less than colonial rule, they neither totally deserted those perspectives nor thoroughly followed the formula of sexuality prescribed through Spanish Catholicism. as an alternative, they advanced hybridized notions of sexual hope, represented within the determine of the Virgin Mary as a sexual goddess, whose intercourse acts embodied either inventive and harmful components.
This hugely cutting edge ebook decodes the method wherein this colonization of Yucatan Maya sexual hope happened. Pete Sigal frames the dialogue round a sequence of texts, together with the Books of Chilam Balam and the Ritual of the Bacabs, that have been written by means of 17th and eighteenth century Maya nobles to clarify the historical past, faith, and philosophy of the Yucatecan Maya groups. Drawing at the insights of philology, discourse research, and deconstruction, he analyzes the sexual fantasies, fears, and wishes which are provided, frequently by accident, within the "margins" of those texts and exhibits how they light up problems with colonialism, energy, ritual, and gender.
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