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Ethnoecological architecture in the Catholic Amazon: religion-making from the indigenous cathedral

Grant number: 21/06041-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2021
Effective date (End): October 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal researcher:Paula Montero
Grantee:Adriano Santos Godoy
Home Institution: Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/02497-5 - Religion, law and secularism: a new civic repertoire in Contemporary Brazil, AP.TEM

Abstract

This postdoctoral research project has as a privileged case of anthropological inquiry the processes of conception, formulation, construction and finishing of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes - known as the ""Indigenous Cathedral"" - and carried out by the Salesian Mission in the community of Maturacá (Amazonas). With the hypothesis that from this temple an ""ethnoecological religion"" is made, this research will seek to elucidate the articulations between ecology and ethnicity that guide the socio-environmental policies carried out by the catholic church in the Amazon region and, thus, reposition it in the dispute for the Brazilian civic-public space. (AU)

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