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  • The growth and development of non-Catholic churches in Chile.
    Gooren, Henri (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 191-218.

    In Chile, social disruption accompanying urbanization, economic depression, & political turmoil predicted Protestant, especially Pentecostal, growth, which has leveled off in recent years.

    Associated Search Terms: Anomie; Chile; Economic; Pentecostal, Chile; Protestant, Chile; Urbanization
  • Dimensions of Social Stratification and Anomie as Factors of Religious Affiliation in El Salvador.
    Soltero, José, and Romeo Saravia (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:1: 1-19.

    Analyzes 1995 interview data. Limited access to medical care & younger age predict Protestant affiliation; unemployment predicts non-affiliation, & return migration from the U.S. predicts joining Protestant or non-Christian churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Migration; Unemployment; El Salvador; Protestant, El Salvador; Stratification; Medical; Anomie; Atheist
  • Government Regulation, Social Anomia and Religious Pluralism in Latin America: A Cross-national Analysis.
    Gill, Anthony (1999)
    Rationality and Society 11: 287-316.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Latin America; State; Anomie
  • Parents, Religion and Perceived Social Coherence: A Durkheimian Framework of Adolescent Anomie.
    Bjarnason, Thoroddur (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;4: 742-754.

    Analyzes 1995 questionnaire data from Icelandic adolescents; religious participation & parental support enhanced subjective well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Iceland; Well-being; Family; Social control; Anomie; Adolescents
  • Pericles and the Plague: Civil Religion, Anomie, and Injustice in Thucydides.
    Nielsen, Donald A. (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:4: 397-407.

    Associated Search Terms: Greece, Athens, ancient; Anomie; Civil religion; Justice
  • Church Involvement, Individualism, and Ethnic Prejudice among Flemish Roman Catholics: New Evidence of a Moderating Effect.
    Billiet, Jaak (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:2: 224-233.

    Analyzes 1991-92 interview data from Catholic Flemish Belgians; specifies a moderating effect their religious practice has on ethnic prejudice.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice; Catholic, Belgium; Flemish Belgians; Anomie; Practice
  • Recent Changes in Social Structures, Human Relations and Values in Hungary.
    Andorka, Rudolf (1995)
    Social Compass 42:1: 9-16.

    Notes barriers to religion's lessening anomie & alienation: fundamentalism, moral rigidity, sexism, declining ecumenism, neglect of intellectual dimensions, clericalism, hierarchicalism, etc.

    Associated Search Terms: Anomie; Alienation; Moral; Ecumenism; Prejudice, sexism; Hungary
  • Anomie, Recherche Identitaire et Religion en Russie.
    Rousselet, Kathy (1994)
    Social Compass 41:1: 137-150.

    Sees Russian Orthodoxy caught up in the anomic condition of post-Soviet Russia.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Russian Orthodox, Russia; Anomie; Russia
  • Social Differentiation and the Current Significance of Emile Durkheim's Anomie.
    Tomasi, Luigi (1993)
    Social Compass 40:3: 363-374.

    Reviews Émile Durkheim's sociology of suicide.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Suicide; Anomie
  • Secularization or Anomy? Interpreting Religious Change in Communist Societies.
    Tomka, Miklós (1991)
    Social Compass 38:1: 93-102.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Secularization; Anomie
  • Anomia and Religiosity: Data from a Panel Study of Middle-aged Subjects.
    Kanagy, Conrad L., Fern K. Willits, and Donald M. Crider (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:2: 226-235.

    Analyzes 1971 & '84 questionnaire data from a rural Pennsylvania panel study; practice was inversely related to anomie, belief positively related to it.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Belief; Anomie; Middle age; United States, Pennsylvania; Rural
  • Church as a Family Surrogate: Another Look at Family Ties, Anomie, and Church Involvement.
    Christiano, Kevin J. (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25:3: 339-354.

    Analyzes a 1970s sample of American adults.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Deprivation; United States; Anomie
  • Religion and Anomia: Regional Versus National Specifications.
    Stack, Steven (1985)
    Journal of Social Psychology 125:1: 133.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Anomie
  • Anomia and Sin in Durkheim's Thought.
    Mestrovic, Stjepan G. (1985)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 24:2: 119-136.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Anomie; Sin
  • The Effect of Religiosity on Alienation: A Multivariate Analysis of Normlessness.
    Martin, Jack, and Steven Stack (1983)
    Sociological Focus 16:1: 65-76.

    Analyzes 1973 & '76 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows an inverse relationship between religiosity & normlessness; proposes that religion furthers social integration.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Anomie; Integration (social)
  • Anomia and Religiosity: Some Evidence for Reconceptualization.
    Hong, Lawrence K. (1981)
    Review of Religious Research 22:3: 233-244.

    Analyzes 1977 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; shows anomie varying with religious attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; United States; Anomie
  • Differential Anomic Responses in a Religious Community.
    Fay, Leo F. (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39:1: 62-76.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Authoritarianism; Traditionalism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Anomie; Orders/congregations
  • Another Look at the Orthodoxy-Anti-Semitism Nexus.
    Lotz, Roy (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 18:2: 126-133.

    Re-analyzes San Francisco Bay Area data used in Charles Y. Glock & Rodney Stark, Christian beliefs and Anti-Semitism (1966).

    Associated Search Terms: Anomie; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Prejudice, anti-Semitism; Orthodoxy (doctrinal)
  • Anomie and Religiosity: An Empirical Re-examination.
    Carr, Leslie G., and William J. Hauser (1976)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 15:1: 69-74.

    Analyzes 1974 interview data from a Midwestern American industrial town; shows no relationship between religiosity & anomie, but Catholics less anomic than Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Religiosity; Anomie
  • Role Uncertainty and Commitment among Seminary Faculty.
    Potvin, Raymond H. (1976)
    Sociological Analysis 37:1: 45-52.

    Analyzes survey data from American Catholic priests who staff seminaries; shows role ambiguity undermining commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary professor; Clergy role; Anomie; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Monastery as a Commune.
    Hillery, George A., Jr., and Paula C. Morrow (1976)
    International Review of Modern Sociology 6:1: 139-154.

    Uses indices of interaction intensiveness & attitudes of commitment, freedom, alienation, & anomie, based on questionnaire data from 2 Trappist monasteries, a Yoga commune, & others in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Alienation; Anomie; Yoga, U.S.A.; Monasticism; Commune; Cistercian
  • Religion, Socioeconomic Status, and Anomie.
    Lee, Gary R., and Robert W. Clyde (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:1: 35-47. Comment by David D. McCloskey 13:4 (1874): 497-502.

    Analyzes 1970 data from American Lutheran &Roman Catholic young married couples in Minnesota; shows religious variables rather than stratification ones as important for personal normlessness.

    Associated Search Terms: American Lutheran Church; Catholic, U.S.A.; Stratification; United States, Minnesota; Anomie
  • En quise d'introduction: comment se sauver de l'anomie et de l'aliénation. Jesus People et Catholiques Pentecostaux.
    Pin, Émile Jean (1974)
    Social Compass 21:3: 227-239.

    Associated Search Terms: Jesus movement; Anomie; Pentecostal, Catholic; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States; Alienation
  • Sectarianism, World View, and Anomie.
    Nelsen, Hart M. (1972)
    Social Forces 51: 226-233.

    Based on 1967 interview data from Presbyterians (UPCUSA & PCUS) in southern Appalachia; sectarianism derives not from deprivation-based anomie but from the world view of lower class, rural individuals who have low levels of reading.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Sectarianism; Anomie; Stratification; United States, Appalachia
  • The Anomic Character of a Schism. Differential Perception of Functions of the Serbian Orthodox Church by Two Feuding Factions.
    Fahey, Frank J., and Djuro J. Vrga (1971)
    Review of Religious Research 12:3: 177-185.

    The 1963 schism in the Serbian Orthodox Church in the U.S. was based partly on the anomie of post-World War II immigrants who experienced status degradation.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Migrant; Status degradation; Anomie; Serbian Orthodox, U.S.A.
  • Durkheimian and Freudian Theories of Religion: The Case of Judaism.
    Scharf, Betty R. (1970)
    British Journal of Sociology 21:2: 151-163.

    Argues that the relative absence of Jewish schisms & heresy fits the thesis that a small, not quite insulated community will not engender sufficient anomie to spark rebellion against tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Heresy; Jewish; Anomie; Durkheim, Émile
  • Social and Religious Attitudes among Lutheran Students.
    Frerking, Kenneth L. (1970)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Missouri, Columbia. [DA 31:5 A, p. 2493]

    Analyzes survey data from Lutheran students, on pacifism, racial prejudice, welfare, political anomie, morality, Christianity, & the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, racial; Moral; Peace/war; Anomie; Students, undergraduate; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • Religion as a Superordinate Meaning System and Socio-psychological Integration.
    Schweiker, William F. (1969)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 8:2: 300-307.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Minnesota small businessmen.

    Associated Search Terms: Anomie; Alienation; United States, Minnesota; Business people; Integration (social)
  • Anomie, Powerlessness, and Religious Participation.
    Dean, Dwight C. (1968)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 7;2: 252-254.

    Analyzes 1964-65 questionnaire data from students at Denison University.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Students, undergraduate; Anomie
  • Desenvolvimento e Mundança Social: Formação da Sociedade Urbano-Industrial no Brasil.
    Brandão Lopes, Juarez Rubens (1968)
    São Paulo: Companhia Editora Nacional.

    Marginal groups, sometimes whole clans, combat anomie by joining messian movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Development; Brazil; Messian; Anomie
  • Institutional Resistance to Induced Islamization in a Convert Community: An Empirical Study in Sociology of Religion.
    Sharma, S.L., and R.N. Srivastava (1967)
    Sociological Bulletin 16:1: 69-80.

    The conversion of the Meos of the Mewat region of India to Islam has created a Hindu/Moslem amalgam; an effort to purge them of Hindu customs created anomie.

    Associated Search Terms: Meos; Islam, India; India, Mewat region; Conversion; Syncretism; Anomie
  • The Influence of Religion, Socio-economic Status and Education on Anomie.
    Wassef, W.Y. (1967)
    Sociological Quarterly 18:2: 233-238.

    Analyzes 1964 questionnaire data from students at a Protestant & a Catholic women's college in a Midwest U.S. city; Catholics scored slightly lower on an anomie scale.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Anomie; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Ethical Relativism and Anomia.
    Putney, Snell, and Russell Middleton (1962)
    American Journal of Sociology 67:4: 430-438.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from students at 2 American universities; "relativists" differed from "absolutists" only in observance of ascetic norms.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Relativism; Moral; Norm; Anomie
  • Anomie: A Comparison of a Catholic and a Protestant Sample.
    Dean, Dwight C., and Jon A. Reeves (1962)
    Sociometry 25: 209-212.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Anomie; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Rebellion, Conformity and Parental Religious Ideology.
    Putney, Snell, and Russell Middleton (1961)
    Sociometry 24: 125-135.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from students at 13 colleges & universities; shows agreement with parental religions, & provides distributions across skeptic, modernist, & conservative categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Anomie; Authoritarianism; Family; Students, undergraduate; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Socialization
  • The Former Major Seminarian: A Study of Change in Status.
    Brooks, Robert M. (1960)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Notre Dame.

    Based on interviews with 200 northeast & Midwest U.S. Catholic lay men who had 4 years of theology, at least one in a seminary, 1938-57; finds temporary trauma & anomie upon role exit.

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-seminarians; Anomie; Stigma; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Marginal Catholics in the South. A Revision of Concepts.
    Liu, William T. (1960)
    American Journal of Sociology 65: 383-390.

    Analyzes 1957-58 questionnaire data from a southern U.S. city; Catholic immigrants show more anomie than marginality.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Anomie; Migrant; United States, South; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Anomie and the "Quest for Community": The Formation of Sects among the Puerto Ricans of New York.
    Poblete Barth, Renato, and Thomas F. O'Dea (1960)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 21:1: 18-36. [Also in Thoams F. O'Dea, Sociology and the Study of Religion. Theory, Research, Interpretation. New York: Basic, 1970, pp. 180-198]

    Associated Search Terms: Anomie; United States, New York, New York; Puerto Rican Americans; Sect
  • Anomie and Religious Orthodoxy.
    Keedy, T.C. (1958)
    Sociology and Social Research 43: 34-37.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from students at a denominational college in the American South; shows anomie & ethnocentrism measures correlated with a doctrinal orthodoxy measure.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Anomie; Ethnocentrism
  • A Study of the Social Integration of Catholic Migrants in a Southern Community.
    Liu, William T. (1958)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Florida State University. [DA 19:3, p. 592]

    Analyzes 1957-58 questionnaire data.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; United States, South; Assimilation; Social participation; United States, Florida, Tallahassee; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant; Anomie
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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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