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Estudos Feministas

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FLECK, Eliane Cristina Deckmann. From devil's concubines to devout churchgoers: women and conduct in transformation (Jesuit-Guarani reductions in the 17th Century).Translated byTony John O'Sullivan. Estud. fem. [online]. 2007, vol.3Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-026X.

This articles proposes an analysis of how native Guarani were represented,  based on the records of missionaries who, from their cultural and social condition and through colonization and conversion projects, defined certain stereotypes and suggested an evolutionary standard for the conduct of native women.  From their initial representation as   devils' helpers, inciters of prurient carnality, these women came to be portrayed as those who, throughout the Jesuit-Guarani reductions, disseminated Christian moral values through their exemplary behavior.

Keywords : Women; chroniclers; representations.

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