La transformación del campo religioso en la ciudad de Oaxaca a lo largo del siglo XX

Díaz, Gisela Ignacio
June 2012
Estudios Sobre las Culturas Contemporáneas;verano2012, Vol. 18 Issue 35, p117
Academic Journal
This paper presents the results of collective work focused on the construction of cultural mapping in the field of religion within the framework of a national research project called La formación de las ofertas culturales y sus públicos en México Siglo XX: genealogías, cartografías y prácticas culturales (FOCYP) conducted during 2001-2003 in the city of Oaxaca. The project was divided into four historical periods; the territory was delimited from data provided by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografía e Informática (INEGI); and field work was employed across the observation unit to collect data and then record them in physical and electronic records that were fed into a previously constructed information system. The work involved the preparation of 5 maps and the results of the investigation showed the transformation of the religious field in the city of Oaxaca during the twentieth century, the privileged presence of Catholic churches along with the sharp rise in non-Catholic Christian churches that made possible seeing that, at least in quantity, the Catholic offer has been overcome. The above results provide an opportunity to reflect on the construction of new religious identities and their cultural implications.


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