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  • Sociology of Religion in America. A History of a Secular Fascination with Religion.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2014)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Trends in the sociology of religion in the U.S.A. based on content analyses of dissertations 1895-1959 & articles 1964-84. Reviews community studies, history of research organizations, ^ professional associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.; Sociology of Religion (journal); Society for the Scientific Study of Religion; Review of Religious Research; Association for the Sociological Study of Jewry; American Catholic Sociological Society; Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry; Association for the Sociology of Religion; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion; Religious Research Association
  • Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City.
    Karraker, Meg Wilks (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Migration; Education; Sisters; Race; Orders/congregations; Diversity; Community study; Justice
  • 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; Community study; France, Nonantola; Godparent; Historical
  • Conversion as Opposition.
    Giordan, Giuseppe (2009)
    In Guiseppe Giordan (ed.) Conversion in the Age of Pluralism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 243-262.

    Account of the town of Montaner splitting ito an Orthodox faction & a Roman Catholic one.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodox, eastern, Italy; Conversion; Conflict; Community study; Italy, Piedmont
  • Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End. Ephemeral Identities in an Italian American Community.
    Ferraiuolo, Augusto (2009)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Historical background of the Italian American enclave, North End, Boston, & ethnography of a series of feasts & processions.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Feast; Procession; Italian Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Community study; Saints; Participant observation
  • The Inter-organizational Ties that Bind: Exploring the Contributions of Agency-congregation Relationships.
    Polson, Edward C. (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:1: 45-65.

    Based on interviews withsocial service agency executives in a mid-sized Texas city. Some relationships between the agencies & congregations drew congregants into community activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Social services; Community study; United States, Texas
  • Thy Kingdom Come. The Advent, Growth and Role of the Catholic Church in Nigeria 1913-2007.
    Nnoruka, Sylvanus Ifeanyichukwu (2007)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Nigeria, Umudioka; Missions; Catholic, Nigeria
  • The Jewish Community Study of Detroit.
    Sheskin, Ira M. (2007)
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Jewish, U.S.A.; United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • The Spiritual Revolution. Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality.
    Heelas, Paul, and Linda Woodhead, with Benjamin Seel, Brinsolaw Szerszynsky, and Karin Tusting (2004)
    Oxford, U.K.: Basil Blackwell.

    Compares Religion & spirituality, based on 2000-03 ethnography & questionnaires. Religion stressed what is outside the person, spirituality inside. Religion is in decline & spirituality growing, but religion is far more widespread.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Cumbria, Kendal; Participant observation; Community study; Change
  • The Effectiveness and Trustworthiness of Faith-based and Other Service Organizations: A Study of Recipients' Perceptions.
    Wuthnow, Robert, Conrad Hackett, and Becky Yang Hsu (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:1: 1-17.

    Compares perceptions of social services from public, private, & faith-based agencies; the faith-based agencies are rated by service recipients as more effective & trustworthy.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; United States, Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley; Community study; Social services
  • Religion and Social Mobility in Nineteenth-century The Hague.
    Poppel, Frans van, Aart C. Liefbroer, and Jona Schellekens (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:2: 247-271.

    Based on a sampling from marriage records. Very little vertical mobility occurred in 19th century The Hague, leaving Protestants over-represented in the upper class, Jews in the petit bourgeoisie, & Catholics in the working class.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Netherlands; Jewish, Netherlands; Protestant, Netherlands; Stratification; Historical; Netherlands, The Hague; Mobility (vertical); Community study
  • Social Capital and Societal Vision. A Study of Six Farm Communities in Iowa.
    Curry, Janel (2003)
    In Corwin Smidt (ed.) Religion as Social Capital. Producing the Common Good. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, pp. 139-152.

    Individualist communities (Quaker, German Reformed, Catholic) had trouble mobilizing for common projects, communal ones (Dutch Reformed, Mennonite, Reorganized LDS) were isolated from extra-communal associations.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Iowa; Social capital; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Rural; German Reformed, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Dutch Reformed, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.; Reorganized Latter-day Saints; Community study
  • Immigrants on the Hill. Italian-Americans in St. Louis, 1882-1982.
    Mormino, Gary Ross (2002)
    Columbia: University of Missouri Press.

    Ch. 6 recounts the establishment & in some cases persistence of ethnic Italian churches in St. Louis, Missouri.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, Missouri, St. Louis; Italian Americans; Community study
  • The 2002 Pittsburgh Jewish Community Study: Final Report.
    Ukeles, Jacob B., and Ron Miller (2002)
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; Jewish, U.S.A.; Community study
  • Separate and Peculiar: Old Order Mennonite Life in Ontario, 2nd ed.
    Horst, Isaac R. (2001)
    Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Ontario, Waterloo; Mennonite, Canada; Community study
  • The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights.
    Stein, Arlene (2001)
    Boston: Beacon.

    Ethnography of a small town divided by a statewide ballot measure that would have prohibited specific civil rights protections for homosexuals.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Oregon; Conflict; Homosexuality; Community study; Civil liberties
  • God, the Devil and Witches: Religious Practices in Portugal Peasant Societies.
    Rodrigues, Donizete (2000)
    In Donizette Rodrigues and Pablo del Röo (eds.) The Religious Phenomenon: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach. Madrid: Fundación Infancia y Aprendizaje, pp. 57-72.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Community study; Rural; Devil; Medical; Portugal, Outeiro; Magic
  • Filled with Spirit and Power. Protestant Clergy in Politics.
    Olson, Laura R. (2000)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Interview study of the political activism of clergy in Milwaukee.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; Community study; United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Clergy
  • Organized Religion and Seniors' Mental Health.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1999)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Based on survey data from Tennessee seniors & interview data from church ministers to the elderly in Nashville, Tennessee; makes comparisons by race.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Parish; Gerontology; Depression; Mental health; African Americans; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Community study
  • A Particular Place: Urban Re-structuring and Religious Ecology in a Southern Exurb.
    Eiesland, Nancy L. (1999)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rugers University Press.

    Effect of demographic & economic changes on congregations in Dacula, Georgia, near Atlanta.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; United States, Georgia, Dacula; Ecology; Urban; Change; Participant observation; Market model
  • Many Petals of the Lotus: Five Asian Buddhist Communities in Toronto.
    McLellan, Janet (1999)
    Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Chinese Canadians; Canada, Ontario, Toronto; Ethnic; Japanese Canadians; Cambodian Canadians; Community study; Buddhist, Canada; Vietnamese Canadians; Tibetan Canadians
  • Implicit Religion in Contemporary Society.
    Bailey, Edward I. (1997)
    Kampen, The Netherlands: Kok Pharos. [Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, 2006.]

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Community study; Implicit religion
  • Structural Obstacles to Grassroots Pastoral Practice: The Case of a Base Community in Urban Brazil.
    Vásquez, Manuel A. (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:1: 53-68.

    Examines contextual obstacles to success faced by base communities; uses a case study; based on 1991-95 field work.

    Associated Search Terms: Base communities; Case study; Catholic, Brazil; Participant observation; Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
  • God Meets Gaia in Austin, Texas: A Case Study of Environmentalism as Implicit Religion.
    Bartkowski, John P., and W. Scott Swearingen (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 38:4: 308-324.

    Based on interviews with activists concerned about Barton Springs in Austin, Texas.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Community study; United States, Texas, Austin; Ultimate concerns; Social movement; Implicit religion
  • What is Right? What is Caring? Moral Logics in Local Religious Life.
    Becker, Penny Edgell (1997)
    In Penny Edgell Becker and nancy L. Eiesland (eds.), Contemporary American Religion. An Ethnographic Reader. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 121-145.

    Based on 1991-93 interviews in 23 congregations in Oak Park, near Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Moral; United States, Illinois, Oak Park; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Parish; Community study
  • Red Rocks, 'Vortexes' and the Selling of Sedona: Environmental Politics in the New Age.
    Ivakhiv, Adrian (1997)
    Social Compass 44:3: 367-384.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Environmentalism; Conflict; New age; United States, Arizona, Sedona; Community study
  • The 1996 Jewish Community Study of Greater Milwaukee.
    Sheskin, Ira M. (1996)
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Community study
  • Insecure Prosperity: Small-Town Jews in Industrial America 1890-1940.
    Morawska, Ewa (1996)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Historical; Community study; United States, Pennsylvania, Johnstown
  • Société civile et communauté religieuse. Expérience culturelle d'un village chrétien dans la société arabe contemporaine.
    Benedict, Robert (1995)
    Beruit: Dar-el-Machrea-Université Saint-Joseph.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Syria; Community study; Rural; Syria
  • Occasions of Faith: An Anthropology of Irish Catholics.
    Taylor, Lawrence J. (1995)
    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    A community ethnography; highlights resistance against official Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Ireland; Ireland, Donegal County; Community study; Folk religion; Folklore; Participant observation
  • Mormon Lives: A Year in the Elkton Ward.
    Taber, Susan Buhler (1993)
    Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Community study; Participant observation
  • Ritual as action in a Javanse community: A network perspective on ritual and social structure.
    Schweizer, Thomas, Elmar Klenn, and Margarete Schweiter (1993)
    Social Networks 15:19-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Indonesia, Java; Network; Ritual
  • A Small Place in Galilee: Religion and Social Conflict in an Israeli Village.
    Sobel, Zvi (1993)
    New York: Holmes & Meier.

    Community study of a village in which Hasidim live in some tension with other Israelis.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Conflict; Israel, Yavneel; Jewish, Hasidic, Israel
  • Awaiting the Millennium: The Children of Peace and the Village of Hope, 1812-1889.
    Schrauwers, Albert (1993)
    Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, Canada; Community study; Historical; Canada, Ontario, Sharon; Millenarian; Children of Peace
  • Protestantism and Industrialization. An Examination of Three Alternative Models of the Relationship between Religion and Capitalism.
    Buck, Robert Enoch (1993)
    Review of Religious Research 34:3: 210-224.

    Compares development of shoe manufacturing, 1770-1865, which failed in Buckfield, Maine, & flourished in Lynn, Massachusetts; a Quaker community in Lynn was instrumental for industrial success.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Comparative; Economic; Quaker, U.S.A.; United States, Maine, Buckfield; United States, Massachusetts, Lynn
  • The Political World of the Clergy.
    Jelen, Ted G. (1993)
    Westport, Connecticut: praeger.

    Based mostly on 1989 interviews with pastors in Putnam County, Indiana, & participant observation in their churches; shows the clergy's exercise of political leadership largely self-limiting.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; United States, Indiana, Putnam County; Community study
  • Black and Catholic in Savannah, Georgia.
    McDonogh, Gary Wray (1993)
    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

    Anthropological community study.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Community study; United States, Georgia, Savannah
  • A Community in Spite of Itself: Soviet Jewish Émigres in New York.
    Markowitz, Fran (1993)
    Washington: Smithsonian Institute Press.

    1984-85 ethnography of Brighton Beach (Brooklyn), New York: emphasizes the emergence of Jewish identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Community study; United States, New York, New York; Identity; Migrant; Participant observation
  • Economic Change and Religious Tradition in a Dutch Maritime Culture: The Case of Urk.
    Hak, Durk (1992)
    In A.W. Geertz and J.S. Jensen (eds.) Religion, Tradition and Renewal. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, pp. 187-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Community study; Netherlands, Urk; Change
  • Authority, Social Conflict and the Rise of Protestantism: Religious Conversion in a Mayan Village.
    Earle, Duncan (1992)
    Social Compass 39:3: 377-388.

    Case study that sees the adopted Pentecostalism (Protestant & Catholic charismatic) as socially disorganizing.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Guatemala, Santa Cruz La Laguna; Kaqchikel; Pentecostal, Guatemala; Conversion
  • A Bridging of Faith: Religion and Politics in a New England City.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III, and Rhys H. Williams (1992)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Politics, U.S.A.; State; Secularization
  • Secularization in a Community Context: Tensions of Religion and Politics in a New England City.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III, and Rhys H. Williams (1992)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:2: 189-206.

    Examines history & recent politics in Springfield, Massachusetts; finds church & state separated. Both a secularization & a sacralization of some aspects of community life occurred.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State; Historical; Community study; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Kingdoms Come: Religion and Politics in Brazil.
    Ireland, Rowan (1991)
    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

    Reports a community study from a small town near Recife; shows various lower class religions affecting political stances.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Stratification; Brazil, Pernambuco, Recife; Politics, Brazil
  • San Giovanni Rotondo and the Shrine of Padre Pio.
    McKevitt, Christopher (1991)
    In John Eade and Michael J. Sallnow (eds.) Contesting the Sacred. The Anthropology of Christian Pilgrimage. London: Routledge, pp. 77-97.

    Based on 1986-87 field work; the local community that benefited from Padre Pio & his cult distances itself from the enthusiasts from elsewhere.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, San Giovanni Rotondo; Catholic; Community study; Pilgrimage
  • Middletown: A Case Study of Religious Development, 1827-1982.
    Hoover, Dwight W. (1991)
    Social Compass 38:3: 273-284.

    Associated Search Terms: Tocqueville, Alexis de; Community study; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Conflict and Communitas: The Interplay of Religion, Ethnicity, and Community in a Galilee Village.
    Sobel, Zvi (1991)
    In Svi Sobel and Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi (eds.) Tradition, Innovation, Conflict. Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Israel. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 25-45.

    Account of a local religious crisis that embodies aspects of life in the wider Israeli context.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Israel; Israel, Yavneel; Community study; Conflict; Rural
  • In the Shadow of Antichrist: The Old Believers of Alberta.
    Scheffel, David (1991)
    Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.

    Ethnography of Old Believers of the Berezovta settlement in Alberta, Canada.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Old Believers, Canada; Community study; Participant observation; Canada, Alberta, Berezovta
  • Small Town, Slow Pace: Transformations of the Religious Life in the Jewish Community of Johnstown, Pennsylvania (1920-1940).
    Morawska, Ewa (1991)
    Comparative Social Research 13: 127-178.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Generations; Community study; Jewish, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Johnstown
  • Religion and Political Process in an American City.
    Williams, Rhys H., and Nicholas J. Demerath III (1991)
    American Sociological Review 56: 417-431.

    Examines the dialectic of civil religion & separation of church & state in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Civil religion; State; Community study
  • Musical Pews: Congregational Switching in Springfield, Missouri.
    Brock, Gary L. (1990)
    In Monty L. Lynn and David O. Moberg (eds.), Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 2. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Community study; United States, Missouri, Springfield
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