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Careers In The Faith

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This chapter discusses the life stories of Abraham and Sergio. Both have crossed the Old Colony borders but in opposite directions; Sergio has attempted to become a Mennonite, while Abraham, after a failed attempt at building his own separate settlement in Argentina, was back in Bolivia living in the Santa Rita colony. The chapter provides an exploration of the notions of Christian self that the Old Colony requires its members to display. Although instead of approaching the problem from the creation of a 'typical' subjectivity, It outlines the limits through two cases that have produced both negative and positive reactions. The chapter explores Abraham and Sergio's own reflection on their interaction with macro processes and institutions. It focuses on the case of 'The Sergios'-the affectionate way in which Sergio, Silvana and their children were referred to by their friends in the colonies.

Keywords:Abraham; Bolivia; Mennonite; Old Colony; Santa Rita colony; Sergio; Silvana

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