Profit and passion provides an innovative analysis of the lives of women classified as whores and procurers in colonial mexico nicole von germeten also gets us to think about the ways in which the women described here whores prostitutes and procurers have particular kinds of voices in the archive. New from the university of california press profit and passion transactional sex in colonial mexico by nicole von germeten about the book from the publisher colonial documents and works of literature from early modern spain are rife with references to public women whores and prostitutes. The elusive ever changing terminology for prosecuted women voiced by kings jurists magistrates inquisitors and bishops as well as disgruntled husbands and neighbors foreshadows the increasing regulation criminalization and polarizing politics of modern global transactional sex. Colonial documents and works of literature from early modern spain are rife with references to public women whores and prostitutes in profit and passion nicole von germeten offers a new history of the women who carried and resisted these labels of ill repute. Profit and passion transactional sex in colonial mexico nicole von germeten this book recounts four centuries of the history of women labeled public women whores and prostitutes in new spains archival records and works of literature from spain and mexico
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