Accepted Paper:

The Haitians in Brazil: photography and religion shaping the imaginary of migration  

Author:

Suzana Ramos Coutinho (Mackenzie University)

Paper short abstract:

This article aims to discuss the different aspects of the religiosity of Haitian immigrants who arrives in Brazil, bringing light to the transition and negotiation of the native religiosity to a particular model of religiosity.

Paper long abstract:

This article aims to discuss the different aspects of the religiosity of Haitian immigrants who arrives in Brazil. The background of the current situation of these immigrants (and how the government is creating / changing / adapting new public politics in order to attend the basic needs of the newly arrived individuals) help us to discuss the transition and negotiation of the native religiosity to a particular model of religiosity, which accommodate different elements belonging to the Brazilian religious scene and that help to create a specific perception of immigrant imaginary. Based on this reality, we seek to bring light - through the use of photography - to think about new methods and strategies for data collection and analysis to provide a more accurate contribution to the understanding of the group in question.

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