Between Gender, Religiosity and the Relationship with Nature: The Healers as Popular Doctors Guided by God in Clevelândia (PR)


  •   Maralice Maschio


This article establishes an ethnographic mapping, from the point of view of history and Oral History, in the city of Cleveland with a strong stamp of ordinary and traditional Catholic culture. From this perspective, we built a collection of oral interviews, with the life stories of 13 healers and a healer from the city and region. In this sense, we were guided by the very threads and intricacies that fieldwork has allowed us to reach and, also, to dialogue with theorists such as Michel de Certeau, Raymond Williams, Fritjof Capra, Alessandro Portelli, Janaína Amado.

Keywords: Benziment, Environment, Oral History, Practices, Religiosity.


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How to Cite
Maschio, M. (2023). Between Gender, Religiosity and the Relationship with Nature: The Healers as Popular Doctors Guided by God in Clevelândia (PR). European Journal of Theology and Philosophy, 3(1), 8–18.