Revista argentina de sociología
versión On-line ISSN 1669-3248
MALLIMACI, Fortunato y GIMENEZ BELIVEAU, Verónica. Creencias e increencia en el Cono Sur de América: Entre la religiosidad difusa, la pluralización del campo religioso y las relaciones con lo público y lo político. Rev. argent. sociol. [online]. 2007, vol.5, n.9, pp. 44-63. ISSN 1669-3248.
This article wants to reflect upon the current configurations of religious field in America's Southern Cone. A diffuse religiosity has been consolidating from the last decades of the Twentieth Century. This one follows scarcely institutional recommendations and it is almost self- constructed, arising in a context of cultural Catholicism, in which catholic symbols are re-created by different social actors. Aiming to study the character of present Latin American beliefs, w will work, firstly, with the meaning of secularization from a historical local perspec tive. Secondly, we will consider the transformations in the religious sphere. Finally, we will expose some analytic hypothesis about the linkages between politics and religion.
Palabras clave : Religious field; Politics; Secularization; Religious diversity; Latin America.