Love, sex, and gossip in legal cases from namiquipa, chihuahua

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Abstract

In 1923, Andrés, a son of the pueblo of Namiquipa, Chihuahua, brought a civil suit against his brother-in-law José. José, Andrés complained, had been "living scandalously with a senora who is not his wife," setting his son Juan such a "bad example" that the poor youth had had to move out of his home.1 Andrés told the judge that "this young man . . . wishes to take a road that is straighter than his father's and to be a man who is not a libertine." The case was resolved when José gave his son formal permission to live with his maternal grandfather.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDecoding Gender
Subtitle of host publicationLaw and Practice in Contemporary Mexico
PublisherRutgers University Press
Pages43-58
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780813540504
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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    Alonso, A. M. (2007). Love, sex, and gossip in legal cases from namiquipa, chihuahua. In Decoding Gender: Law and Practice in Contemporary Mexico (pp. 43-58). Rutgers University Press.