Advanced search
Start date

The Emerging Church: youth, counterculture and post-modernity in religious discourse

Grant number: 12/18852-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Paula Montero
Grantee:Alexandre Oviedo Gonçalves
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Hard to deny the significant transformation in the conduct and way of being evangelical, in the way they engage with society and with the surrounding culture, especially over the last two decades. The traditional puritanical rigor and notorious sectarianism considerable part of the evangelical denominations seem to relax, away from the stereotyped form of customs and habits of holiness Pentecostal. It is increasingly common depararmo us with evangelical churches aimed at a specific audience, especially the young, as the Rockers of Christ or Christ surfers. In general, I am interested in this project to considerable internal transformation and how these segments Protestants to relate to the contemporary youth. Specifically, I bring as problematic the relationship between discursive forms of religious agents and aesthetic forms and lifestyles as called for religious youth counterculture. Thus the theme of this research concerns the relationship between religion and youth. Starting from a case study of a Protestant movement calling itself Emerging Church, the purpose of this research is to understand, from the aesthetic transformation and behavioral flexibility of some segments Protestants, discursive forms that articulate the categories religion, youth, postmodernity and counterculture, and ethnography the sociability network provided by religious experience. My hypothesis is that by articulating the categories postmodernity and counterculture, the discourse produced by certain agents goes beyond the particularities of religious groups indenitários (surfers, punks, metalheads), generalizing their field discursive reach a transversal of youth cultures.

News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
GONÇALVES, Alexandre Oviedo. Flexing aesthetic, restricting sexualities: disputes agents for demarcation of religious. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: