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Estudios Socioterritoriales

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FLORES, Fabián Claudio  and  GIOP, Marcos Bruno. Religious geosymbols in the public space: The center of Lujan as a laboratory of religious diversity. Estudios Socioterritoriales [online]. 2017, vol.21. ISSN 1853-4392.

The city of Luján is considered the center of marian pilgrimage of Argentina. The appropriation of the public space (especially the historical center) is closely related to a spatial model where catholicism has played a central role. So, what religious symbols do fill in this public space?, is there diversity?, How can we measure this religious semiography inside the basilical-historical center?. Bonnemaison (1981; 2002; 2004) made a valuable contribution through the concept of geosymbols, understood as identifying traces that mark places and express meanings. From this we ask about the religious diversity of the historical center of the main Catholic hieropolis and we propose to understand this area as a laboratory for its interpretation. This article proposes to identify and map the religious geosymbols that are perceived in the public space, and which express unequal forms of appropriation of the territory and processes of crystallization of religious diversity.

Keywords : Religiosity; Spatiality; Public space; Geosymbols.

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