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  • Transcendence and immanence in public and private prayer.
    Stringer, Martin D. (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 67-80.

    Intimate prayer does not necessarily imply an immanent deity. The author stresses 3 dimensions: immanence/transcendence, intimacy/distance,& intense/non-intense.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendence/immanence; Social construction of reality; Prayer; Immanence; Communitas
  • "I doubt. Therefore, I believe": Facing uncertainty and belief in the making.
    Lamine, Anne-Sophie (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 72-90.

    Theoretical statement of three ideal type modalities of belief relevant to Western Europe: Belief as aspiration & trust; belief as self-discipline or believing with body; belief as experience of being together with other believers. Illustrations are provided.

    Associated Search Terms: Communitas; Belief; Ideal type; Discipline; Trust
  • Problemi metodologici nell'osservazione di un pellegrinaggio contemporaneo. Il circolo magico dell'incantamento indigeno ā confronto con il ruolo dell'etnografo.
    Zapponi, Elena (2011)
    In Virginie Alnet et al., La dimensione religiosa: problemi di metodo. Quaderno 56. Trento: Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, pp. 81-89.

    Based on interviews with foot pilgrims to santiago de Compostela in 1998, '99, & 2003, & observation; the latter method changed the theoretical perspective used in comprehending the phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Spain, Santiago de Compostela; Participant observation; Methodology; Communitas
  • Wake Up, Lazarus! On Catholic Renewal (2 vols.).
    Hegy, Pierre (2011)
    Bloomington, Indiana: iUniverse.

    Reviews survey & historical data on American Catholicism, & adds observation of Catholic parishes and an Evangelical congregation. Volume II (2013) includes analyses of homilies from the U.S. & Guatemala.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Liminality; Ecclesiola; Communitas; Spirituality; Consumerism; Pastoral sociology; Participant observation; Content analysis; Guatemala; Homily; Catholic, Guatemala; Secularization
  • Salvation Goods, the Gift Economy and Charismatic Concern.
    Pace, Enzo (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 149-170.

    Salvation goods are governed not only by the exchange economy but also & moreso by the gift economy. Case studies from Brazil & Italy. The Catholic Charismatic case responded to an internal Church market; the Igreja Universal responded to an external one.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Brazil; Italy; Gift; Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus; Charisma; Communitas; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Liminality; Religious goods; Comparative; Pentecostal, Brazil; Ritual
  • Journeys to the Goddess: Pilgrimage and Tourism in the New Age.
    Rountree, Kathryn (2006)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) On the Road to Being There. Studies in Pilgrimage and Tourism in Late Modernity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 33-60.

    Focus on the meaning of pilgrimage to goddess worship visitation sites in Crete, Malta, & Turkey.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-structure; Liminality; Feminism; Pilgrimage; Goddess; Communitas; Neopagan
  • Desert Pilgrimage: Liminality, Transfomation, and Other at the Burning Man Festival.
    Gilmore, Lee (2006)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) On the Road to Being There. Studies in Pilgrimage and Tourism in Late Modernity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 125-158.

    Ethnography & survey of a secular pilgrimage.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Nevada, Black Rock Desert; Communitas; Turner, Victor; Liminality; Pilgrimage; Turner, Edith
  • Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood.
    McRoberts, Omar M. (2003)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Urban; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Activism; Ritual; Communitas; Anti-structure; Participant observation; Migrant
  • Do you believe in pilgrimage? Communitas, contestation and beyond.
    Coleman, Simon (2002)
    Anthropological Theory 2:3: 355-368.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Communitas; Conflict theory
  • Online religion/religion online and virtual communitas.
    Helland, Christopher (2000)
    In Jeffrey K. Hadden and D. Cowan (eds.) Relgion on the Internet: Research Prospects and Promises. New York: Elsevier, pp. 205-224.

    Associated Search Terms: Communitas; Internet
  • The African Diaspora in the Netherlands.
    Haar, Gerrie ter (1998)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.), New Trends and Developments in African Religions. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, pp. 245-262.

    Based on observations of the True Teachings of Christ's Temple, in the Bijlmer section of Amsterdam.

    Associated Search Terms: Communitas; African Christian, Netherlands; African Dutch; Liminality; Netherlands, Amsterdam; Migrant
  • 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
  • I-Sight, the World of Rastafari: An Interpretive Sociological Account of Rastafarian Ethics.
    Johnson-Hill, Jack A. (1995)
    Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press.

    Focuses on poetry informed by participant observation data.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-structure; Phenomenology; Communitas; Liminality; Symbol; Literature; Jamaica; Rastafarian, Jamaica; Life world
  • Ritual, Gender and Power Strategies: Male Pilgrimate to Saint Patrick's Purgtory.
    French, Dorothea R. (1994)
    Religion 24:2: 103-115.

    Rather than communitas, the male-only pilgrimage to Saint Patrick's Purgatory reinforced hierarchical strata.

    Associated Search Terms: Communitas; Gender; Pilgrimage; Ireland, Lough Derg; Catholic, medieval
  • The inner limits of communitas: A covert dimension of pilgrimage experience.
    Bilu, Yoram (1988)
    Ethos 16:3: 302-325.

    Associated Search Terms: Communitas; Pilgrimage
  • Religious Celebrations.
    Turner, Victor, and Edith Turner (1982)
    In Victor Turner (ed.) Celebration. Studies in Festivity and Ritual. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Communitas
  • Communitas Reconsidered: The Sociology of Andean Pilgrimage.
    Sallnow, Michael J. (1981)
    Man 16: 163-182.

    Based on field work among Quechua peasants in Cuzco; rather than communitas, pilgrimage brought conflicting interpretations into play.

    Associated Search Terms: Peru, Cuzco; Turner, Victor; Pilgrimage; Communitas; Catholic, Peru
  • The Sacralization of Disorder: Symbolism in Rock Music.
    Martin, Bernice (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:2: 87-124.

    Applies Victor Turner's concepts of liminality, anti-structure, & communitas to rock music; observes class tensions.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Symbol; Stratification; Youth culture; Communitas; Anti-structure
  • Pilgrimage and communitas.
    Turner, Victor (1974)
    Studia missionalia 23: 305-327.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Communitas
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