Colóquio Internacional TLSA-PT

Timor-Leste:A Ilha e o Mundo

7 a 11 de setembro 2020Colóquio Online

Reframing culture. Assembly of God cultural policies in Ussubemassu, Atauro

Kelly Silva Departamento de Antropologia - Universidade de Brasília (DAN-UNB), BRASIL; London School of Economics and Political Science - University of London (LSE-University of London), UK; Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), BRASIL

The communication discusses the ways Assembly of God has reframed people engagement with local institutions in Ussubemassu. One explores the dissociation between culture and religion, the replacement of the Houses by the Church as the institution providing solidarity and services in life-cicle rituals, the subtraction of the agency of death people over the alive ones, among other things.