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Gay Christian subjectivities at an inclusive church in Fortaleza, Brazil

Oliveira Filho, José Hildo De LU (2016) SIMV20 20151
Social Anthropology
Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender
Graduate School
Abstract
Based on my fieldwork, this thesis is an ethnography of an inclusive church in Fortaleza, Brazil. Inclusive churches define themselves as churches that welcome LGBT subjects both as adepts and in the church ranks. While most of the inclusive churches existing in Brazil today were created in the country, this ethnographic work focuses on a unique exception the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Fortaleza, Brazil. MCC was founded in the United States, in 1968, in the context of the Gay liberation movement and the Stonewall Revolt. My research question is how religion and homosexuality intersect at MCC Fortaleza. My intention was to answer this question by comprehending how a certain subjectivity (LGBT Christian) is constructed inside... (More)
Based on my fieldwork, this thesis is an ethnography of an inclusive church in Fortaleza, Brazil. Inclusive churches define themselves as churches that welcome LGBT subjects both as adepts and in the church ranks. While most of the inclusive churches existing in Brazil today were created in the country, this ethnographic work focuses on a unique exception the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Fortaleza, Brazil. MCC was founded in the United States, in 1968, in the context of the Gay liberation movement and the Stonewall Revolt. My research question is how religion and homosexuality intersect at MCC Fortaleza. My intention was to answer this question by comprehending how a certain subjectivity (LGBT Christian) is constructed inside MCC. Besides participant-observation methods, I have conduct interviews with the MCC Fortaleza leaders to understand how people construct their sense of selfhood. (Less)
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Oliveira Filho, José Hildo De LU
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SIMV20 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
religion, sexuality, homosexuality, inclusive churches, Brazil, LGBT, Latin America, ethnography
language
English
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8523672
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2016-01-28 14:33:39
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  abstract     = {Based on my fieldwork, this thesis is an ethnography of an inclusive church in Fortaleza, Brazil. Inclusive churches define themselves as churches that welcome LGBT subjects both as adepts and in the church ranks. While most of the inclusive churches existing in Brazil today were created in the country, this ethnographic work focuses on a unique exception the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in Fortaleza, Brazil. MCC was founded in the United States, in 1968, in the context of the Gay liberation movement and the Stonewall Revolt. My research question is how religion and homosexuality intersect at MCC Fortaleza. My intention was to answer this question by comprehending how a certain subjectivity (LGBT Christian) is constructed inside MCC. Besides participant-observation methods, I have conduct interviews with the MCC Fortaleza leaders to understand how people construct their sense of selfhood.},
  author       = {Oliveira Filho, José Hildo De},
  keyword      = {religion,sexuality,homosexuality,inclusive churches,Brazil,LGBT,Latin America,ethnography},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gay Christian subjectivities at an inclusive church in Fortaleza, Brazil},
  year         = {2016},
}