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MACHADO DE OLIVEIRA, Anderson José. Trajectories of clergy of color in Portuguese America: Catholicism, hierarchies and social mobility. Andes [online]. 2014, vol.25, n.1, pp.00-00. ISSN 1668-8090.

The article aims to reflect on the relationship between ecclesiastical career and social mobility in a slave society of the Old Regime. To this end, we intend to analyze the injunctions of the Church in promoting a native clergy in Portuguese America and the establishment of networks of sociability that articulated around Christian hierarchical values​​, formulated strategies to better position on the social ladder individuals belonging to them . Indeed, try to demonstrate that the process of sacramentalization society designed by Tridentine Reform, even with its limitations, found some legitimacy when viewed by groups and individuals as a projection of their political and social representation factor. In this sense, the process of social differentiation promoted by the expansion of colonial slavery required the constant reformulation of hierarchies and the consecration of distinct spaces for individuals from mixed race marriages that are not conceived at the same level for the slaves. These are issues that emerge from the trajectories of the priests analyzed in this article, allowing for a more complex understanding of the Christian slave society that was formed in Portuguese America.

Palabras clave : Clergy of color; Slavery; Catholicism; Hierarchies; Social mobility.

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