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Iztapalapa. Revista de ciencias sociales y humanidades

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NEILA BOYER, Isabel. Modern supermen: utopía and social crisis in the new Tzotzil living in Chiapas, Mexico. Iztapalapa. Rev. cienc. soc. humanid. [online]. 2013, vol.34, n.75, pp.157-197.  Epub Oct 22, 2019. ISSN 2007-9176.

Analysis of a phenomenon of religious conversion that has gone unnoticed in countries where the Growing in Grace sect is present. The emphasis of utopia and null interest in the rearrangement of existence from the modification of the body, gestus and personal habits of other faiths of modern Christianity distinguish it, perhaps motivating their academic invisibility. However, the vortex of indigenous affiliations to that ministry becomes a privileged social fact to understand, in the context of “modernity”, the crisis of the contemporary Tzotzil society and the persistence of the Mayan eschatological thought associated to a strong desire of modernity’s appropriation.

Keywords : modernity; millenarianism; religious conversion; Growing in Grace (CEG); anthropology of health.

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