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  • Alternative sociologies of religion: Through non-Western eyes.
    Spickard, James V. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Sociology of religion has been bound to western culture, as organization, belief, & morals. The Confucian perspective leads to popular or everyday religion, de-individualized. Ibn Khaldun saw religion & ethnicity as forces for solidarity beyond familism. The Navajo perspective reveals the performative nature of ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Individualism; Popular religion; Ritual; Market model; Familism; Ancestor; Sociology of religion; Culture; Definition of religion; Ethnic; Everyday life; Theory; Solidarity; Confucian; Navajo; Khaldun, Ibn
  • What "cultural religion" says about secularization and national identity: A neglected religio-political configuration.
    Laniel, Jean-François (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 372-388.

    Between secularity and religious institutions having authority over society, there is cultural religion, which is prevalent in the West. Focuses on the example of France & other nations.

    Associated Search Terms: LeBras, Gabriel; Boulard, Fernand; Bellah, Robert N.; Demerath, Nicholas Jay III; Turcotte, Paul André; Davie, Grace; Civil religion; Vicarious religion; Catholic, France; France; Political religion; Identity; Cultural religion
  • Religious vs secular nationhood: "Multiple secularities" in post-Soviet Armenia.
    Burchardt, Marian, and Hovhannes Hovhannisyan (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 427-443.

    Analyzes post-Soviet Armenian history in terms of multiple secularities and cultural defense (resistance against secularization).

    Associated Search Terms: NGO; National religions; Cultural defense; War; State; Security; Pluralism; Nationalism; Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia; Armenia; Secularization; Martin, David A.; Boundary maintenance; Education; Identity, national; Integration (national); Historical; Freedom of religion
  • African Pentecostals in Catholic Europe. The Politics of Presence in the Twenty-First Century.
    Butticci, Annalisa (2016)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

    Participant observation of African Pentecostal worship in Ital; in practice they parallel Catholicism in their sacramental materiality--especially that of folk Catholicism. The worship also establishes a anti-structure a term the author does not use.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Prejudice, racial; Popular Catholicism; Pentecostal, Italy; Participant observation; Minority; Material culture; Materiality; Relic; Art; Italy; Migrant; Anti-structure; Catholic, Italy; Certeau, Michel de; Competition; Experience; Folk religion; Gramsci, Antonio; African Italians
  • L’Église-nation canadienne-française au siècle des nationalités : Regard croisé sur l’ultramontanisme et le nationalisme.
    Laniel, Jean-François (2015)
    Études d'histoire religieuse 81:1/2: 15-37.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Catholic, Canada; Cultural religion; Nationalism
  • The cultural, the nominal, and the secular: The social reality of religious identity among Sri Lankan Tamil youth in Canada.
    Amarasingam , Amarnath (2015)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Steven Tomlins (eds.) Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts. New York: Springer, pp. 69-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Tamil, Canada; Nominal religion; Cultural religion; Canada; Atheist, Canada; Sri Linkan Canadians; Youth
  • Vers une sortie de la religion culturelle: les transformations du catholicisme au Québec et au Canada (1968-2008).
    Meunier, É. Martin, and Jean-François Nault (2014)
    In François Mabille (ed.) La longue transition du catholicisme. Gouvernementalité et influence. Paris: Éd. du Cygne, pp. 27-63.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Catholic, Canada; Change; Cultural religion
  • Nation et catholicisme culturel au Québec: dynamique d'une recomposition. Colloque "Religion, nation et jeunesse: qu'est le catholicisme devenu? Retour sur le Congrès eucharistique international de Québec en 2008."
    Meunier, É. Martin, and Jean-François Laniel (2012)
    Studies in Religion / Sciences religieuses 41:4: 595-617.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Catholic, Canada; Canada, Quebec; Cultural religion
  • Weber and "Kulturprotestantismus."
    Adair-Toteff, Christopher (2012)
    Österreichischen Zeitschrift für Geschichtwissenschafter 23:3: 50-66.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Protestant, Germany; Cultural religion
  • Permanence et recomposition de la “religion culturelle”. Aperçu socio-historique du catholicisme québécois (1970-2006).
    Meunier, É. Martin, Jean-François Laniel, and Jean-Chritophe Demers (2010)
    In Robert Mager and Serge Cantin (eds.) Modernité et religion au Québec. Où en sommes-nous? Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, pp. 79-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Canada; Canada, Quebec; Cultural religion
  • Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations can Tell Us About Contentment.
    Zuckerman, Phil (2008)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on interviews in Denmark & Sweden. The relative absence of religion & social problems or individual anxiety refutes macro & micro functionalist explanations of religion. Speaks of cultural religion--occasional observance without belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Meaning; Cultural religion; Denmark; Happiness; Atheist, Denmark; Death; Secularism; Sweden
  • Religion and Popular Culture: A Hyper-Real Testament.
    Possamai, Adam (2007)
    Brussels: Peter Lang.

    Focuses on new religions that are inspired by popular culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; New religions
  • Alternative Spiritualities, New Religious Movements and Jediism in Australia.
    Possamaï, Adam (2003)
    Australian Religion Studies Review 16:2: 69-86.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Australia; New religions; Alternative spirituality
  • Populäre Religion: Markt, medien und die Popularisierung der Religion.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2000)
    Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 8: 143-161.

    Calls religion affected by market & media "popular religion."

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Popular religion; Media; Market model
  • The Cultural One of the Racial Many: Religion, Culture and the Interethnic Experience.
    Camara, Evandro M. (1997)
    Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; United States; Culture; Ethnic; Brazil; Catholic, Brazil; Minority; Folk religion; Assimilation
  • Catholicisme culturel et identité chrétienne.
    Charron, André (1996)
    In B. Caulier (ed.) Religion, sécularisation, modernité. Les expériences francophones en Amérique du Nord. Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, pp. 157-190.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Cultural religion; Identity
  • Producing the Sacred: An Essay on Public Religion.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1994)
    Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

    Conceptualizes organizational vehicles of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Culture; Market model; Parish; University; Polity
  • Le catholicisme au creuset de la culture.
    Milot, Micheline (1991)
    Studies in Religion / Sciences religieuses 20:1: 51-64.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Cultural religion
  • Il mago, il santo, la morte, la festa. Forme religione nella cultura popolare.
    Rivera, Annamaria (1988)
    Bari: Dedalo.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Saints; Popular culture; Magic; Death; Feast
  • The New Religious Consciousness.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Robert N. Bellah (eds.) (1976)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco; Youth culture; New religions
  • Civil Religion, Technocracy, and the Private Sphere: Further Comments on Cultural Integration in Advanced Societies.
    Stauffer, Robert E. (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:4: 415-425.

    Contrasts the civil religion & privatization models, as the latter is represented by Fenn & Luckmann.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Luckmann, Thomas; Fenn, Richard K.; Functionalism; Integration (cultural); Privatization
  • Holiness Religion: Cultural Shock and Social Reorganization.
    Holt, John B. (1940)
    American Sociological Review 5: 740-747. [Abridged in J. Milton Yinger (ed.), Religion, Society and the Individual (New York: Macmillan, 1957), pp. 463-470]

    Differences of social status result in differing psychological needs & therefore different religious forms.

    Associated Search Terms: Culture shock; Holiness religion; Holiness, U.S.A.; Stratification; Sect
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