• Vincenzo Rosito Pontifical Theological Faculty of St Bonaventure


The purpose of this article is to analyze the contemporary debate on “popular practices” in the light of the dialogue between Pope Francis and the representatives of popular movements during three different world meetings organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. Popular movements are grassroots organizations and social movements. They represents increasingly excluded social actors as landless farmers, homeless and persons living in communities without adequate infrastructure. Popular movements are collective subjects or groups coming together and recognizing themselves neither in a national identity nor in the same social class. The purpose of the author is to establish a connection between the creativity of the popular movements and Michel de Certeau’s semiotic of everyday life.

Keywords: Pope Francis, popular movements, work, creativity, social practices, Michel de Certeau


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