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Estudios fronterizos

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SOLIS DOMINGUEZ, Daniel  and  MARTINEZ LOZANO, Consuelo Patricia. Construcción de fronteras simbólicas y prácticas religiosas. Estud. front [online]. 2012, vol.13, n.25, pp.9-30. ISSN 2395-9134.

Beliefs and religious practices constitute a relevant and significant dimension in Mexican society, as it is reflected in the constitution of heterogeneous religious communities. The forms in which they take part in public life and the way they relate among them are complex and mostly unknown. This text presents an analysis of the interactions between different religious practices. To this end, integrates the description and analysis of a procession and a parade. In both events, beliefs and religious practices build symbolic borders, which are understood as a space where religious diversity converge and cross. We conclude that the construction of religious symbolic borders describes and explains the current dynamics of relations between the different religious practices.

Keywords : Symbolic borders; religious practices; churches; parades; processions.

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