Religion, Social Movements, and Zones of Crisis in Latin America Talk Recordings
The Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs co-sponsored a conference called Religion, Social Movements, and Zones of Crisis in Latin America with the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future in April, 2012. Below are two links to recordings of two of the talks presented at this conference.
This is a recording of one of the talks at that event by Amanda Horhardt, a master’s student at the State University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP), titled, “Everyday Politics in the Periphery of São Paulo: Catholic Church and Housing Movement Intertwined.” In her talk, Ms. Horhardt shared experiences from her field work that illustrate the dynamics between the housing movement, Evangelicals, and Catholics.
This is recording of one of the talks at that event by an expert on Latin America, Rafael Sánchez from Amsterdam University College titled, “Seized by the Spirit: The Mystical Foundation of Squatting among Pentecostals in Caracas.” In his talk, he discussed his field research with the squatters. He calls their mission, “The most aggressive logic of…spatial occupation I have ever seen.” He said the movement fits into a larger picture of “horizontal recuperation” and a withdrawal from political life in Venezuela.