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Pobres Filhas de São Caetano: a study of women's religious vocation and cultural reproduction in a convent in São Paulo

Grant number: 13/24692-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): December 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal researcher:Antônio Mendes da Costa Braga
Grantee:Joyce Aparecida Pires
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


Starting from the crises of modernity that reach the contemporary religious field, this project proposes an analysis of the religious vocation of women, from the convent of the "Pobres Filhas de São Caetano," located in the town of Candido Mota, São Paulo, Brazil. Through the official data collection, participant observation, the ethnographic method and discourse analysis, we point out the relationship between the social construction of the vocation to be a nun through the new issues related to gender identity and male domination in this Catholic.

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