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Reteté gira: a study of Brazilian pentecostal spiritual services

Grant number: 13/23216-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Melvina Afra Mendes de Araújo
Grantee:Clayton da Silva Guerreiro
Home Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


This research, included in the scope of the problem of alterity, focuses on the rituals and practices of faithful participants at vigils and meetings sponsored by Pentecostal churches in Duque de Caxias and other peripheral regions of Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. It aims to analyze the efforts affirmation of an identity and distinct from the establishment of comparisons which are highlighted some diacritical marks that differentiate the Pentecostals of other religious groups, especially african-Brazilian cults. (AU)

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