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Universitas, Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas

versión On-line ISSN 1390-8634versión impresa ISSN 1390-3837

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GUERRERO BARROS, Marco Polo  y  ROSERO ORTEGA, Roberto Carlos. Communication and symbolic borders. popular religiosity in the fishing people of Santa Rosa. Universitas [online]. 2019, n.31, pp.197-214. ISSN 1390-8634.  https://doi.org/10.17163/uni.n31.2019.10.

In the fishing port of Santa Rosa de Salinas, possibly the largest nautical procession in Ecuador. There is a symbolic border formed by images, religious rites and a complex communication system, where official religion interacts with popular religiosity, and important changes take place in the meanings and in the reality they represent. The objective of the work was to establish the symbolic limits and the changes of meaning, that the religious images produce and experience, both in the context of the official religion, as well as in the scenario of the popular religiosity of the fisherman. Qualitative ethnographic research allowed the interpretation of meanings, participating in the experience and systematizing the process. In-depth interviews were carried out during the activities, prior to the nautical procession, in a period of two years and the nautical voyage was carried out for its subsequent description. The results were: knowing a cultural phenomenon and its frontiers of significance. Understand the functioning of the communication system and its religious symbols; and, understand the functioning of the symbolic borders in the interstices between the official religion and popular religiosity. In conclusion; acts of devotion and playfulness coexist in the phenomenon and although they fracture the structure of the official communication model, they validate the liturgical message and reproduce hybrid expressions of popular culture through unstable symbols in their meaning.

Palabras clave : Religiosity; communication; popular; culture; ethnography; symbols.

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