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MONTERO, Paula. Secularization and public space: the re-invention of religious pluralism in Brazil. Etnográfica [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1, pp. 07-16. ISSN 0873-6561.
This essay analyses the historical process of secularization in Brazilian post-Republic period. Comparing with the emergency of republicanism in France this article stresses the particularities in the Brazilian development of a civil public space. Taking into account ethnographic examples of popular religions the analysis confronts the Weberian paradigm of secularization.
Keywords : secularization; public space; religious pluralism; popular religion.