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: Law and Practice in Contemporary Mexico
PublisherRutgers University Press
Pages43-58
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780813540504
Publication statusPublished - 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.