Second Meeting: Historical Notions of Privacy in Latin America Online Seminar

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October 29, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

The Centre for Privacy Studies invites the international community to the second meeting of the seminar "Historical Notions of Privacy in Latin America", taking place online on October 29, 2020, 17:00CET. Registration is free. In this meeting, Prof. Beatriz Teixeira Weber will present her work-in-progress:

Religious perceptions of health treatments in Brazil in the first half of the twentieth century

Abstract: Religious perceptions of healing changed in Brazil during the first half of the twentieth century, mostly due to the criminalization of the unlicensed practice of medicine. Those religious perceptions had to become private decisions, which should not be divulged in public, despite being a significant part of the internal discussions in several religious groups, such as the Spiritists. This paper will discuss the practical definitions used by the Spiritist, especially in confrontation with the Catholic discourse, and which strategies were being adopted by them in face of the new restrictions. The internal publications of Spiritist groups that aimed to offer remedy prescriptions to their participants will be the main source for this paper.

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