Religião & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0100-8587
DULLO, Eduardo. A pedagogy of the exemplarity: the christian gift as gratuity. Relig. soc. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.2, pp.105-129. ISSN 0100-8587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-85872011000200006.
During the fieldwork, I observed several attitudes of 'help'. This text is a description of this relations from the point of view of two collectives of agents that interact in a daily routine: the Catholics that manage the Centro Social Marista and the young persons assisted by them. Beginning with the 'helps' and the change of statuses they receive when acknowledged as well succeeded in the 'social inclusion', I analyze the production of the exemplar individual, by tracing the ritual face of the pedagogy that made them. Those individuals establish a relationship of exemplarity with other young persons that makes a whole system of changes based in the gratuity be effective and that are central to close the circuit and try to consolidate a moral community of similars.
Keywords : Social Inclusion; christianity; gift; youth; exemplarity.