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  • Social customs and demographc change: The case of godparenthood in Catholic Europe.
    Alfani, Guido, Vincent Gourdon, and Agnese Vitali (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:3: 482-504.

    Based on 2007-08 questionnaire data from university students in Italy & France. Unlike the Middle Ages, godparents have been chosen from among relatives. Demographic change is reducint the availability now of uncles & aunts as godparents.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Baptism; France; Godparent; Italy
  • Parrains, partecipanti et parenté. Tendances de longue durée dans la sélection des parents spirituels au sein d'une communauté exceptionnelle: Nonantola, XVIe-XVIIIe siècles.
    Alfani, Guido (2009)
    In Guido Alfani, Philippe Castagnetti, and Vincent Gourdon (eds.) Baptiser. Pratique sacramentelle, pratique sociale (XVIe-XXe siècles). Saint-Etienne, France: PUSE, pp. 293-316.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptism; Historical; Community study; France, Nonantola; Godparent
  • Ritual, power and historical perspective: Baptism and name-giving in Lithuania and Latvia.
    Paukštyt?-Šaknien?, Rasa (2007)
    Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics 1: 115-130.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptism; Latvia; Lithuania; Names; Power; Ritual
  • Intermarriage and the Demography of Secularization.
    Voas, David (2003)
    British Journal of Sociology 54:1: 83-108.

    Uses baptisms as an indicator of religion in Great Britain. Religiously mixed marriages appear to lead to disaffiliation from any religion in Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Secularization; Great Britain; Baptism
  • The Role of Ritual in the Alternation of Social Universe: Jewish-Christian Initiation of Gentiles in the Didache.
    Draper, Jonathan A. (1997)
    Listening. Journal of Religion and Culture 32:1: 48-67.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptism; Communitas; Early Christian; Ritual; Alternation
  • The Importance of a Religious Service at Birth: The Persistent Demand for Baptism in Flanders (Belgium).
    Meerbeeck, Anne van (1995)
    Social Compass 42:1: 47-58.

    Reports 1990 European Values Study data; sees Catholic ritual performing social functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Belgium; Functionalism; Baptism; Ritual; Belgium, Flanders
  • La Religion dans la Vie Quotidienne d'un Groupe Populaire Brésilien.
    Fonseca, Claudia (1991)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 73: 125-139.

    Ethnographic report on popular, syncretistic religion in a working class neighborhood of Porto Alegre; focuses on belief in the big eye & the practice of private baptism.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Baptism; Syncretism; Working class; Brazil, Porto Alegre; Popular religion
  • La parenté baptismale à Minot (Côte d’Or).
    Zonabend, Françoise (1978)
    Annales. Économies, Sociétés, Civilisations. 33:3: 656-676.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptism; Godparent; France, Côte d'Or, Minot; Community study
  • Moins de baptêmes en France. Pourquoi?
    Potel, Julien (1974)
    Paris: CERF.

    Compares 1968 data to earlier figures.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, France; Baptism; France
  • Problèmes épistémologiques posés par une sociologie du baptême.
    Maître, Jacques (1967)
    Épistémologie sociologique 1964-1968, deuxième édition, pp. 397-429.

    Notes the problem raised by the baptism of children by deconfessionalized people; includes discussions & questions by interlocutors with the author.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Methodology; Baptism
  • Causes of the Vitality of the Ceremony of Baptism Under Modern Conditions.
    Aptekman, D.M. (1965)
    Soviet Sociology 4:2: 10-16.

    Unsystematic presentation of 1963 background data on Leningrad parents who had their children baptized.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptism; Russian Orthodox; Soviet Union, Leningrad
  • Les Fréquences des Prénoms de Baptême en France. Rite de Dénominátion et Linguistique Statistiques.
    Maître, Jacques (1964)
    Année sociologique Sér. 3 (1964): 31-74.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociolinguistics; France; Baptism
  • Pratique religieuse et formation d'une grande ville. Le geste du baptême et sa signification en sociologie religieuse (Marseille, 1806-1958).
    Charpin, Fernand (1964)
    Paris: Ed. Du Centurion.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Ritual; France, Marseille; Baptism
  • Una indagine sui battesimi in alcune parrocchie di Roma.
    D'Agata, Carmelo (1945)
    Statistica 5:1: 112-149.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, Rome; Baptism
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