The Seraglio of the Great Turk: Ethnosexual and Engendered Violences in the Mariana Islands
Author(s): Enrique Moral
This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
After the arrival of a group of Hispanic Jesuits to the Mariana Islands in 1668, an ethnosexual conflict emerged between the colonists and the local communities (the Chamorros). After that conflict, Chamorro communities were relocated in new villages, the so-called reducciones, under the close surveillance of the Spanish colonial powers. This reduction brought about deep changes on natives' and colonists' gender and sexual standards during the first half of the 18th century. The new social order in the colony resulted in an increase of sexual violence exercised against Chamorro girls and women, who were enclosed in residential schools from childhood until they were married. In this presentation, I analyze the matrix of domination that emerged in the Marianas and the ways in which it shaped, and was shaped by, different spaces, such as the church, the school, and even the Governor's palace.
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The Seraglio of the Great Turk: Ethnosexual and Engendered Violences in the Mariana Islands. Enrique Moral. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449891)
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