Fonte: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Sociais; Desenvolvimento Regional; Cultura e RepresentaçõesPublicador: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; BR; UFRN; Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Sociais; Desenvolvimento Regional; Cultura e Representações
The theme of the research is inserted at a field of intersection between the Sociology of
Religion and Sociology of Violence, having as the general objective study the sociological
meaning of the conversion of prisoners that lives at the biggest prison (Prison of Alcaçuz) of
Rio Grande do Norte to the evangelical churches. The research is justified, because Brazil
shelter the fourth greater arrested population arrested of the world, with projections indicating
that it can turn the greatest in 2034. Besides, this study about religious conversion of
prisoners to the Social Sciences is too important, because is a theme little developed in Brazil
and deserves attention, one time that as the arrested people as the evangelicals are in
expansion in our country. Starting from the precedent observations, we guide ourselves by the
following problematic of research: the religious practice in Alcaçuz presents a mere
instrumental perspective, where the actions of prisoners converted was on purpose oriented to
conquest material or symbolic privileges; or purely religious, where seek a moral renovation?
To develop the work, the scientific methodology adopted was exploratory and explanatory,
using the Goffman´s theory about total institutions and presentation of self...