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The color of faith: \"Black identity\" and religion

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Rosenilton Silva de Oliveira
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
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Examining board members:
Vagner Goncalves da Silva; Remy Bazenguissa Ganga; Ricardo Mariano; Jocélio Teles dos Santos; Emmanuelle Tall; Dominique Vidal
Advisor: Vagner Goncalves da Silva

The objective of this research is to examine the manners by which, in the last two decades, the discourses that are used as ethnic-racial referential have been operationalized in some religious segments: Afro-Brazilian religions Catholicism and Protestantism. This research will focus on the leaders engaged in the promotion of the activities that highlight ethnic-racial differences amongst devotes, who articulate along with political and religious institutions specific treatment to carry out religious, political and social strategies. The religious agents in question dispute for the authority to define a \"black identity\" from their doctrinaire points of view. Thus, they search to raise symbolic capital to maintain their clients close to a specific part of the Brazilian society and, at the same time, to be legitimate to enunciate a discourse in the public sphere about ethnic-racial policies, once the religions would also be articulators in the construction on the \"negritude\". The chosen religious leaders are part of the institutions that articulate politic and religious actions, such as the Instituto Nacional da Tradição e Cultura Afro-brasileira (INTECAB), the Pastoral Afro-brasileira, the Núcleo de Diálogo Bilateral Candomblé-Católico (DCC) and the Aliança de Negros e Negras Evangélicos do Brasil (ANNEB). Categories as \"negritude\", \"black identity\", and \"black culture\" will be taken as native categories and discussed during research. Thereby we pretend to map the political and religious disputes that occur about this topic, within its own fields and in the relationship among them. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/12372-7 - The color of faith: black identity and religion
Grantee:Rosenilton Silva de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate