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MACHADO, Maria das Dores Campos. Representations and gender relations in pentecostal groups. Rev. Estud. Fem. [online]. 2005, vol.13, n.2, pp.387-396. ISSN 1805-9584. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2005000200012.
The objective of this article is to conduct an evaluation of the main changes produced throughout the last fifteen years in the hegemonic gender system of pentecostalism. After presenting the demographic and socio-economic profile of Pentecostals, I discuss the consequences of religious choice for men and women , and the limits of the rearrangement process of female and male subjectivities inside the communities. The growth trends of female priesthood and the political participation of pentecostal women are also analysed, to help us understand the ambivalences in reviewing the representations and gender relations in these religious groups.
Keywords : gender relation; pentecostalism; politics.