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CARNEIRO, Sandra de Sá  and  PINHEIRO, Márcia Leitão. The Valongo Wharf: patrimonialization of places, objects and African cultural heritage. Relig. soc. [online]. 2015, vol.35, n.2, pp.384-401. ISSN 0100-8587.

In this article we question different ways (cultural and religious) assigned to the Valongo Wharf, considered the main port of entry of enslaved Africans in Brazil, since it was rediscovered in the excavations and entered the revitalization project of the agenda of the area of the city of Rio de Janeiro. An “Africanism” cultural with specific religious connections, at first, became a symbol of the “African diaspora” without that this emphasis on religious references and then into a work performed by Wonder Porto, recovered in the process ongoing revitalization, and place of tourism promotion. Finally, we discussed how today segments of the black movement and religious leaders seek to maintain the religious character and sacralized Pier, there promoting “Wash Valongo Wharf”.

Keywords : urban policies; religion; patrimony; black culture.

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