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DAWSEY, John C.. Joana Dark and the werewolf woman: the rite of passage of our lady.Translated byJeffrey Hoff. Relig. soc. [online]. 2006, vol.2Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0100-8587.

This essay deals with unexpected aspects of field experience in Aparecida, particularly from the viewpoint of a carnival fair. An image of Our Lady is there juxtaposed to that of a werewolf woman. So as to discuss the montage-like effects of this experience, an attempt is made to accompany a double rite of passage involving symmetrically inverted movements of  Our Lady and pilgrims. First, the pilgrimage of devotees. Then, of Our Lady. Unresolved questions arise, as from the bottom of a river. A tragic story of Our Lady unfolds. In the beginning, a body without a head. And a head without a body.

Keywords : Aparecida; ritual; werewolf woman; body; carnival fair.

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