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  • Summoned: Identification and Religious Lfie in a Jewish Neighborhood.
    Tavory, Iddo (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation
  • God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Orozco Flores, Edward (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Studies 2 ministries (one Catholic, one Pentecostal) that facilitates the transition of Latino men from gang to socially integrated life patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Gang; Gender role; Participant observation; Deviance/social control
  • God's Gangs. Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Flores, Edward Orozco (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data show two urban street ministries facilitating a transition by young adult males from street life to conventional life, self-destructive masculine expression to family-centered masculine expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Gang; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Gender role; Latino Americans; Masculinity ideology; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Body; Catholic, U.S.A.; Criminology; Life histories
  • The private life of public ritual: Interaction, sociality and codification in a Jewish Orthodox congregation.
    Tavory, Iddo (2013)
    Qualitative Sociology 36:2: 125-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Ritual; Participant observation; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • One Family Under God: Immigration Politics and Progressive Religion in America.
    Yukich, Grace (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Sanctuary Movement; Migrant; Social movement; United States, New York, New York; Congregation
  • Worship Across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multi-Racial Congregation.
    Marti, Gerardo (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in 12 multiracial Protestant churches in the Los Angeles area. Highlights the importance of the worship experience, especially music.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Participant observation; Multiculturalism; Diversity; Ethnic; United States, California, Los Angeles; Music
  • The Adaptability of Pentecostalism: The fit between Prosperity Theology and Globalized Individualization in a Los Angeles Church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2012)
    Pneuma. The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 34:1: 5-25.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Individualism; Adaptation; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.
  • "I determine my harvest": Risky careers and spirit-guided prosperity in Los Angeles.
    Marti, Gerardo (2012)
    In Katherine Attanasi and Amos Yong (eds.) Pentecostalism and Prosperty: The Socio-Economics of Global Charismatic Movement. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 131-150.

    Associated Search Terms: Risk preference; United States, California, Los Angeles; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Occupation
  • Warrior chicks: Youtful aging in a postfeminist prosperity discourse.
    Jenkins, Kathleen E., and Gerardo Marti (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 241-256.

    Based on ethnographic field work & review of ministry literature, Hollywood.

    Associated Search Terms: Feminism; Discourse; Gender; Participant observation; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Age
  • Angelic belief as American folk religion.
    Draper, Scott, and Joseph O. Baker (2011)
    Sociological Forum 26:3:623-643.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Folk religion; Angels
  • The Hijab: Boundary Work and Identity Negotiations among Immigrant Muslim Women in the Los Angeles Area.
    Furseth, Inger (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 365-385.

    Reports attitudes of Muslim immigrant women in the Los Angeles area toward wearing the vail, based on life histories.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Islam, U.S.A.; Life histories; United States, California, Los Angeles; Clothing; Migrant
  • A Faith of Our Own: Second Generation Spirituality in Korean American Churches.
    Kim, Sharon (2010)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in Los Angeles.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation; Korean Americans
  • The Religious Racial Integration of African Americans into Diverse Churches.
    Marti, Gerardo (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:2: 201-217; Comment by Richard N. Pitt, 218-223; reply 224-230.

    Field study shows 2 processes at work in a congregation tghat African Americans joined: one reinforcing identity & the other transcending it.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Parish; African Americans; Diversity; Ethnic; Identity
  • Ego-Affirming Evangelicalism: How a Hollywood Church Appropriates Religion for Workers in the Creative Class.
    Marti, Gerardo (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:1: 52-75.

    Participant observation & interview study of a Hollywood Evangelical congregation that caters to workers in the entertainment industry. Notes a theme of religiously endorsed ambition.

    Associated Search Terms: Entertainer; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Parish; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Affinity, Identity, and Transcendence: The Experience of Religious Racial Integration in Diverse Congregations.
    Marti, Gerardo (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:1: 53-68.

    2001-04 participant observation & interviews in 2 multi-ethnic Los Angeles churches reveal 3 moments of establishing stable membership by individuals: affinity, reorientation of identity, & transcending ethnicity.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; United States, California, Los Angeles; Membership; Ethnic; Participant observation
  • Of yarmulkes and categories: Delegating boundaries and the phenomenology of interactional expectation.
    Tavory, Iddo (2009)
    Theory and Society 39:1: 49-68.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Identity; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.
  • Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2008)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on ethnographic field work & interviews; studies a multiracial congregation that appealed to individualists struggling in the entertainment industry.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Durkheim, ╔mile; Individualism; Entertainer; Race; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Diversity; Occupation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Media
  • Religion, Flesh, and Blood: Re-creating Religious Culture in the Context of HIV/AIDS.
    Leong, Pamela (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:3: 295-311.

    Ethnography of a congregation that maintained tradition in accommodated form in order to sustain an AIDS ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; African Americans; AIDS; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Contested Accommodation in the Meso Level. Discourse Adaptation within Catholic Charities' Immigration and Refugee Services.
    Bruce, Tricia Colleen (2006)
    American Behavioral Scientist 49:11: 1484-1508.

    Catholic Charities of Los Angeles accommodated the social service context in its discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Accommodation; Discourse; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation; Migration; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Ritual, Symbol, and Experience: Understanding Catholic Worker House Masses.
    Spickard, James V. (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 337-357.

    Based on extensive participant observation in the Los Angeles Catholic Worker house.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; United States, California, Los Angeles; Catholic Worker; Ritual; Experiential dimension; Phenomenology
  • A Mosaic of Believers: Diversity and Innovation in a Multiethnic Church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2005)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Ethnography of an Evangelical congregation in Southern California; it is multi-ethnic but does not emphasize that fact.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Race; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Ethnic; Diversity; United States, California
  • Religion and Alcohol Use among African-American and Hispanic Inner-city Emergency Care Patients.
    Bazargan Shahrzad, Darren E. Sherkat, and Mohsen Bazargan (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:3: 419-428.

    Analyzes 2001 data from hospital emergency room patients in Los Angeles. Religious practice reduces alcohol use while religious coping styles, religiosity, and spirituality have no effect on alcohol use or abuse.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; African Americans; Medical; Coping; Alcohol; United States, California; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community in a Korean American Temple.
    Suh, Sharon A. (2004)
    Seattle: University of Washington Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation; Korean Americans
  • Born Again in East Los Angeles: The Congregation as Border Space.
    Leˇn, Luis D. (1998)
    In R. Stephen Warner and Judith G. Wittner (eds.) Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 163-196.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Migrant; Parish
  • Santa Eulalia's People in Exile: Maya Religion, Culture, and Identity in Los Angeles.
    Wellmeier, Nancy J. (1998)
    In R. Stephen Warner and Judith G. Wittner (eds.) Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 97-112.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Mayan; Identity; Migrant
  • Santeria and Curanderismo in Los Angeles.
    McGuire, Brian, and Duncan Scrymgeour (1998)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) New Trends and Developments in African Religions. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, pp. 211-222.

    Associated Search Terms: Santeria, U.S.A.; Curanderismo, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Competing Visions of Islam in the United States: A Study of Los Angeles.
    Ghanea Bassiri, Kambiz (1997)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Congregation and Community.
    Ammerman, Nancy T., with Arthur E. Farnsley II, Tammy Adams, Penny Edgell Becker, Brenda Brasher, Thomas Clark, Joan Cunningham, Nancy Eiesland, Bar bara Elwell, Michelle Hale, Diana Jones, Virginia Laffey, Stacey Nicholas, Marcia Robinson, etc. (1997)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Examines congregations' responses to economic troubles, racial integration, & other community changes; based on studies of 9 U.S. communities.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; United States, Illinois, Oak Park; United States, California, Los Angeles; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; United States, Georgia, Atlanta; Change; United States, California, Long Beach; Parish; Integration (racial); Urban; Economic
  • Old Wisdom in the New World. Americanization in Two Immigrant Theravada Buddhist Temples.
    Numrich, Paul David (1996)
    Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press.

    Focuses on 2 temples, in Los Angeles & Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Assimilation; Migrant; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Buddhist, Theravada, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Mobilizing to Grow: The Persistence and Transformation of the Evangelical Formosan Church of Los Angeles.
    Chao, Hsing-Kuang (1995)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Purdue University (DAI 58:10 A, p. 4080]

    Associated Search Terms: Resource mobilization; Taiwanese Americans; United States, California, Los Angeles; Evangelical Formosan Church of Los Angeles; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Case study
  • Dias de Muertos da Puebla a Los Angeles. Migrazione e rigenerazione identitaria di un compelsso rituale.
    Medina, Lara (1994)
    Religioni e societÓ 9/18: 6-23.

    Based on participant observation in Mexico & the U.S.; notes a transition from syncretism in rural Mexico to ethnic expression in Los Angeles.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Ritual; Mexican Americans; Mexico, Puebla; United States, California, Los Angeles; Feast
  • Secular Immigrants: Religiosity and Ethnicity among Iranian Muslims in Los Angeles.
    Sabagh, Georges, and Mehdi Bozorgmehr (1994)
    In Yvonne Y. Haddad and Jane I. Smith (eds.), Muslim Communities in North America. Albany: State University of New York press, pp. 445-473.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Iranian Americans; Migrant; United States, California, Los Angeles; Islam, U.S.A.
  • All Things to All People. The Catholic Church Confronts the AIDS Crisis.
    Kowalewski, Mark R. (1994)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Examines the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles maintaining an opposition to homosexuality while providing pastoral care to gays with AIDS.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Catholic, U.S.A.; AIDS; Medical; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • The Stoners: Drugs, Demons, and Delinquency.
    Trostle, Lawrence C. (1992)
    New York: Garland.

    Based on interviews with members of a Los Angeles satanist youth gang.

    Associated Search Terms: Gang; Adolescents; United States, California, Los Angeles; Satanist; Delinquency
  • Americanization in Immigrant Tharavada Buddhist Temples.
    Numrich, Paul David (1992)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Northwestern University. [DA 53:6 A: 1965]

    Study of a Sinhalese temple in Los Angeles & a Thai one in Chicago. Immigrant & American-born members form parallel congregations with distinctive religious itineraries.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Theravada, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Migrant; Assimilation
  • Religious Commitment, Zionism and Integration in a Jewish Community: Repliction and Refinement of Levine's Hypothesis.
    Winter, J. Alan (1991)
    Review of Religious Research 33:1: 47-59.

    Analyzes 1977-78 interview data from the Los Angeles, California, area; shows Jewish commitment & Zionism to be separate dimensions.

    Associated Search Terms: Zionism; Assimilation; Jewish, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Commitment
  • Prayer and Community: The Havurah in American Judaism.
    Prell, Riv-Ellen (1989)
    Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

    Ethnography of a havurah (local community) based in a synagogue in Los Angeles.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Community; Prayer; Jewish, U.S.A.; Havurah; Participant observation
  • Factionalism, Group Defection, and Schism in the Hare Krishna Movement.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:2: 162-179.

    Based on 1980 participant observation in Los Angeles; studies Kirtan Hall, a short-lived organization in the Hare Krishna tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Kirtan Hall; Schism; United States, California, Los Angeles; Disaffiliation; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.
  • From the Rivers of Babylon to the Valley of Los Angeles: The Exodus and Adaptation of Iranian Jews.
    Feher, Shoshanah (1988)
    In R. Stephen Warner and Judith G. Wittner (eds.), Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 71-94.

    Associated Search Terms: Migration; Adaptation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Iranian Americans; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • The Social Organization of Zen Practice: Constructing Transcultural Reality.
    Preston, David L. (1988)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Participant observation study of 2 Zen groups in Los Angeles & San Diego, respectively; uses 1980 & '84 interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, California, San Diego; Zen, U.S.A.; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Organization, Ideology, and Mobilization: The Case of Nichiren Shoshu of America.
    Snow, David A. (1987)
    In David G. Bromley and Phillip E. Hammond (eds.) The Future of New religious Movements. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 153-172.

    Based on 1974-75 participant observation in Los Angeles, & a review of the movement's literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Nichiren Shoshu; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.
  • Jewish Life in Los Angeles: A Window to Tomorrow.
    Sandberg, Neil C. (1986)
    Lanh;am, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Analyzes mid-1970s interview data from a sample of Los Angeles area Jewish households.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Attitudes Toward Abortion among Catholic Mexican Women: The Effects of Religiosity and Education.
    Rosenhouse-Persson, Sandra, and Georges Sabagh (1983)
    Demography 20:1: 87-98.

    Analyzes 1973 interview data from women aged 15-44 who were married to Mexican American men, in Los Angeles County. Education liberalized abortion attitudes except among the devout, among whom it had the opposite effect.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; United States, California, Los Angeles; Abortion; Education
  • Structure and Function of Religion in the Los Angeles Korean Community: Some Aspects.
    Dearman, Marion V. (1982)
    In Eui-Young Yu, Earl H. Phillips, and Eun Sik Yang (eds.), Koreans in Los Angeles: prospects and Promises. Los Angeles: Koryo Research Institute, pp. 165-184.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Korean Americans
  • A Study of Recruitment and Transformation Processes in the Hare Krishna Movement.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (1982)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles. [DA 44:3 A, p. 869]

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Predicting Intolerance: The Impact of Parents' Own Tolerance vs. Social Class and Religious Fundamentalism.
    Acock, Alan C., Charles Wright, and Kay McKensie (1981)
    Deviant Behavior 3:1: 65-84.

    Sample of subscribers to a Los Angeles area medical plan, up to 1975; examines whether fundamentalism transmits intolerance of deviance.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Tolerance; United States, California, Los Angeles; Stratification; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Religiosity and Fertility: The Case of Chicanas.
    Sabagh, Georges, and David Lopez (1980)
    Social Froces 59:2: 431-439.

    Analyzes 1973 interview data from Mexican American Catholic women, aged 35-44, in Los Angeles.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Mexican Americans; Fertility; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Use of Folklore in Religious Conversion: The Chasidic Case.
    Singer, Merrill (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 22:2: 170-185.

    Observes folklore contributing to the attraction, attachment, & resocialization of Lubavitcher converts in Los Angeles.

    Associated Search Terms: Folklore; United States, California, Los Angeles; Conversion; Jewish, Lubavitcher, U.S.A.
  • On the Relative Influence of Mothers and Fathers: A Covariance Analysis of Political and Religious Socialization.
    Acock, Alan C., and Vern L. Bengtson (1978)
    Journal of Marriage and the Family 40:3: 519-530.

    Analysis of 1970s questionnaire data from a sample of subscribers to a medical care plan in the Los Angeles area, showing youth sharing parents', especially mothers', values.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California; United States, California, Los Angeles; Socialization; Family
  • Inter-faith and Inter-nationality Attitudinal Variations among Youth toward Self, Family and the Collective.
    Becker, Tamar (1978)
    Review of Religious Research 20: 68-81.

    Data from public & Catholic secondary students in Los Angeles, & Israeli secondary students; cross-national differences exceeded Catholic/public ones.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Israel; Education; Students, secondary
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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