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  • Update: Singles in late-modern conservative religions.
    Engelberg, Ari (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 652-655.

    Reviews literature on the phenomenon of the familism & pressure to marry young in conservative religion, which marginalizes the unmarried & leaves hem o the draw of youth culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; Conservative; Singles; Familism; Marriage; Marginality
  • Prophets of resistance: Social justice activists contesting comfortable church culture.
    Delehanty, John D. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 37-58.

    Based on 2014-15 participant observation in a Christian-only community organizing coalition. Individualist "comfortable" church culture hinders organizing around issues of social justice, limiting activism to charitable works.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Community organization; Activism; Social justice; Participant observation; Justice; Culture
  • What religion affords grassroots NGOs: Frames, networks, modes of action.
    Schnable, Allison (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 216-232.

    Religion offers legitimating frameworks, networks,& modes of action to many international NGOs.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Cultural capital; Development; Legitimation; NGO; Social capital
  • "Look into the Book of Life": Muslim musicians, Sufism and postmodern spirituality in Britain.
    Morris, Carl (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 389-404.

    Analyzes discourse of Sufi musicians in Britain, circa 2011-13. Spirituality coexists with organized religion, in this instance Sufi Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Musician; Islam, Sufi; Islam, Great Britain; Great Britain; Youth culture
  • 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: Civil religion; Political religion; Cultural religion; Boulard, Fernand; Catholic, France; LeBras, Gabriel; France; Vicarious religion; Davie, Grace; Turcotte, Paul André; Demerath, Nicholas Jay III; Bellah, Robert N.; Identity
  • 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: Martin, David A.; Identity, national; Nationalism; State; Security; Secularization; Pluralism; NGO; War; Integration (national); Cultural defense; Historical; Freedom of religion; Education; Boundary maintenance; Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia; Armenia; National religions
  • Talking to God among a cloud of witnesses: Collective prayer as a meaningful performance.
    Fuist, Todd Nicholas (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 523-538.

    Based on field work in several politically progressive religious organizations in Seattle & Chicago. Collective prayer represents a social performance that locates those who pray within wider fields of meaning.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Culture; Prayer; Meaning
  • 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: Nationalism; Canada, Quebec; Cultural religion; Catholic, Canada
  • "Men of iron will": Idealized gender in Christian heavy metal.
    Rademacher, Heidi E. (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 632-648.

    Sees convergence of Evangelical music & secular heavy metal music in an idealized gender trope.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Gender traditionalism; Popular culture; Evangelical; Music
  • Open Your Heart. Religion and Cultural Poetics of Greater Mexico.
    Sandell, David P. (2015)
    Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Mexican Americans; Participant observation; Culture; United States, California, Fresno
  • Individual choices revisisted: Non-heterosexual Christians in Poland.
    Hall, Dorota (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2:212-224.

    Based on participant observation & life history interviews with a group of non-heterosexual Christians in Poland. Members tended to be educated, have religiously diverse backgrounds, to have experienced social mobility, & if from small towns to have experienced geographical mobility--all leading them to challenge tradition within the majority Catholic religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Mobility (geographical); Cultural capital; Poland; Participant observation; Life histories; Homosexuality; Catholic, Poland; Mobility (vertical)
  • God, yoga, and karate.
    Yi, Joseph, and Daniel Silver (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 596-615.

    Analyzes on-line business directories (Yellow pages). Conservative churches concentrate in less educated & minority areas, yoga in more educated & white areas.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Minority; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Culture; Conservative, U.S.A.; Yoga, U.S.A.
  • Globalized Muslim Youth in the Asia Pacific: Popular Culture in Singapore and Sydney.
    Nasir, Kamaludeen Mohamed (2015)
    Hampshrie, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia, Sydney; Islam, Singapore; Popular culture; Islam, Australia; Youth; Globalization; Singapore
  • 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: Sri Linkan Canadians; Atheist, Canada; Canada; Cultural religion; Tamil, Canada; Youth; Nominal religion
  • New Monasticism and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism.
    Markofski, Wes (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    2006-11 open ended interview study of an Evangelical urban monastery in a Midwest U.S.A. city; members were critical of theological individualism & political conservatism. Content analysis of Evangelical books shows contrasting positions in the field.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Bourdieu, Pierre; Commune; Conservative/liberal; Content analysis; Culture; Field; Monasticism; Grounded theory; Inner-worldly asceticism; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • 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: Change; Catholic, Canada; Cultural religion; Canada, Quebec
  • Négocier les différences religieuses dans les organisations laïques: l’exemple des chapelles d’hôpitaux.
    Cadge, Wendy (2014)
    Social Compass 61:2:178-194.

    Studies chapels in academic hospitals in the U.S.A. Sees a process of secularization with the removal of explicitly denominational materials, albeit it retaining underlying Christian themes. Comments by Afe Adogame, pp. 207-218.

    Associated Search Terms: Hospital; Hospital chaplain; Material culture; Secularization
  • "Find your inner God and breathe": Buddhism, pop culture, and contemporary metamorphoses in American Judaism.
    Niculescu, Mira (2013)
    In François Gauthier and T. Martikainen (eds.) Religion in Consumer Culture. Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 91-108.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist; Popular culture; Jewish; Syncretism
  • Chicano Spirituality in the Construction of an Imagined Nation: Aztlán.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 218-235.

    Examines the cult that constitutes the transnational Mexicanist spirituality that is centered around the myth of Aztlán. Focuses on Chicano Park in San Diego, California.

    Associated Search Terms: Aztlán; United States, California, San Diego; Transnational; Symbol; Mexican Americans; Culture; Ritual
  • A cultural sociology of religion: New directions.
    Edgell, Penny (2012)
    Annual Review of Sociology 38:1: 247-265.

    Associated Search Terms: Culture
  • On the materialization of religious knowledge and belief.
    Collins, Peter (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociologial Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 247-268.

    Religious knowledge & belief ae as likely to be found embodied as in discursive form. The 19th century Shakers are used as a case in point.

    Associated Search Terms: Architecture; Material culture; Shaker
  • Rethinking appropriation of the indigenous. A critique of the romanticist appoach.
    Waldron, David, and Janice Newton (2012)
    Nova religio 16:2: 64-85.

    The new age movement's appropriation of Australian aboriginal sites & symbols was often inappropriate & resented.

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

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, Germany; Weber, Max; Cultural religion
  • The Emerging Church: Religion at the Margins.
    Packard, Josh (2012)
    Boulder, Colorado: First Forum Press.

    Based on observation and surveys of emerging churches across the US. Uses organizational theory to describe an absence of institutionalism as an advantage in an age of fluid lives.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Organizational culture; Institution; Extended case method; Post-modern; Emerging church
  • The elusive religious field in Lithuania.
    Schröder, Ingo W. (2012)
    In Milda Ališauskiene and Ingo W. Schröder (eds.) Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 79-98.

    Based on 2008-09 fieldwork in Vilnius & Kaunas. A middle class habitus of superficial Catholicism is hegemonic in urban Lithuania. Pluralism is notable, even within Catholicism. The hegemony is limited by secularism. Overview of Church efforts to reach the public.

    Associated Search Terms: Habitus; Secularism; Bourdieu, Pierre; Catholic, Lithuania; Cultural capital; Field; Gramsci, Antonio; Hegemony; Pluralism; Lithuania
  • The Essentiality of "Culture" in the Study of Religion and Politics.
    Olson, Laura R. (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:4: 639-653.

    Theoretical overview of approaches to religion in political science; proposes "culture" or "subculture" as a bridge over theoretical divides.

    Associated Search Terms: Culture; Politics; Subculture
  • Culture vs. rational choice: Assessing the causes of religious discrimination in Muslim countries.
    Sarkissian, Ani, Jonathan Fox, and Yasemin Akbaba (2011)
    Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 17:4: 423-446.

    Associated Search Terms: Culture; Discrimination; Rational choice theory; Islam
  • Understanding the Diversity of Islamic Identity in Turkey through Popular Music: The Global/Local Nexus.
    Erol, Ayhan (2011)
    Social Compass 58:2: 187-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Global; Islam, Turkey; Music; Turkey
  • Living Faith. Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty.
    Sullivan, Susan Crawford (2011)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press

    Based on interviews with poor mothers in Boston, whose religion is often located outside formal churches but serves as a cultural resource.

    Associated Search Terms: Coping; Poor; Marginality; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Cultural capital
  • Religion, Pop Culture and "Virtual Faith.'
    Collins-Maro, Sylvia, and Tom Beaudoin (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 17-23.

    Narrative of emergence of the shift to seeker religiosity of the baby boomers, non-religiosity of Generation X, & reception of that heritage by Generation Y.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Popular culture
  • How religious, social, and cultural capital factors influence educational aspirations of African American adolescents.
    Al-Fadhli, Hussain, and Thomas Kersen (2010)
    Journal of Negro Education 79:3: 380-389.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Adolescents; Cultural capital; Education
  • 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: Canada, Quebec; Catholic, Canada; Cultural religion
  • The Cultural Capital of Evangelicals.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2009)
    In Steven Brint and Jean Reith Schroedel (eds.) Evangelicals and Democracy in America, Vol. 2: Religion and Politics. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, pp. 27-43.

    Associated Search Terms: Cultural capital; Evangelical
  • Los cuerpos sikhs: Un caso de corporalización y ostentación de la identidad religiosa.
    Santos, Sandra (2009)
    Quaderns-e de l'Institut Català d'Antropologia 14:b: 1-11.

    Associated Search Terms: Sikh; Material culture
  • Revolve, the Biblezine. A transevangelical text.
    Harding, Susan F. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 176-193.

    Study of the "Revolve" Bible, which is in magazine form for female youth.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Media; Literature; Youth culture
  • Explaining Religiosity: Towards a Unified Theoretical Model.
    Stolz, Jörg (2009)
    British Journal of Sociology 60:2: 345-376.

    Sees deprivation, control, socialization, cultural production, & ethnicity as complementary causal mechansims. Swiss data show socialization as crucial for Christianity & deprivation, gender, & age for alternative religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Switzerland; Socialization; Social control; Ethnic; Deprivation; Culture
  • Spiritual capital and democratization in Zimbabwe: A case study of a progressive charismatic congregation.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2009)
    Democratization 16:6: 1172-1193.

    Associated Search Terms: Democracy; Cultural capital; Pentecostal, neo, Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe
  • Sacred Places, Domestic Spaces: Material Culture, Church, and Home at Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Brigitta.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:419-442.

    2000-02 field work & interviews in 2 Catholic parishes (1 liberal, 1 conservative) show art in the homes of the former's members & in the sanctuary of the latter church.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Material culture; Art
  • Interculturality, Conflicts and Religion: Theoretical Perspectives.
    Parker Gumucio, Cristián (2008)
    Social Compass 55:3: 316-329.

    Interreligious conflicts today are almost always aspects of cultural conflicts deriving from international power relations or from migrations, education, health, & ethnicity.

    Associated Search Terms: Culture; Conflict
  • Sous-Cultures Jeunesse et Religion: Métal, Gothique, Hip-Hop et Techno.
    Gauthier, François (2008)
    In François Gauthier and Jean-Philippe Perault (eds.) Jeunes et religion au Québec. Québec: Presses Universitaries de Laval.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; Popular culture; Canada
  • Defending the Faith: Easter Sermon Reaction to Pop Culture Discourses.
    Haskell, David Millard, Kenneth Paradis, and Stephanie Burgoyne (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:2: 139-156.

    Examines English-language Easter sermons in southwestern Ontario when books about Jesus were in the popular media.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Ontario; Homily; Popular culture
  • Religions and Cultures: Religious Dynamics in Latin America.
    Prandi, J. Reginaldo (2008)
    Social Compass 55:3: 264-274.

    What cultural changes would come about if Evangelical Christianity became dominant in Latin America?

    Associated Search Terms: Latin America; Evangelical, Latin America; Culture
  • Contemporary Religions and the Public Arena: Centering on the Situation in Japan.
    Shimazono, Susumu (2008)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 203-213.

    Uses the expression "new spirituality movements and culture" to refer to the contemporary quest for interiority, some aspects of which are movements & some more individualistic. Overview of public issues in Japan where spiritual sensitivities have a bearing--e.g., humanizing medicine, ecology.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Spirituality; New spirituality movements and culture
  • Examining the "Spill-over" Effect of Religiosity on Civic Involvement and Efficacy.
    Smith, H. Lovell, and Mark Peyrot (2008)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 19: 143-162.

    Analyzes 1987 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; religiosity is related to faith-based civic activity, but not other kinds. There is, however, a spill-over effect from invovlement in religious organizations to secular ones.

    Associated Search Terms: Cultural capital; Social participation; United States
  • 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: Sweden; Secularism; Meaning; Death; Cultural religion; Happiness; Denmark; Atheist, Denmark
  • Displays of Faith: Material/Visual Versus Cognitive/Verbal.
    McCallion, Michael J. (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:4: 427-437.

    Based on 2000 Detroit survey data from congregations; Catholics physically display their religion more than do others.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Material culture; United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • La Sainte Ignorance. Temps de la religion sans culture./Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways, tr. Ros Schwartz.
    Roy, Olivier (2008)
    Paris: Ed. du Seuil/New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.

    Secularization involves the detachment of religion from a given cuture, thereby enabling its revival in purified form.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Ethnic; Globalization; Language; Fundamentalism; Revival; Identity; Pluralism; Culture; Deterritorialization; Missions
  • Testing the Effects of Organizational Culture on a Catholic Religious Order.
    Oviedo, Lluis (2008)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 23:2: 193-214.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data from a sampel of provinces of the order of Friars Minor, showing 5 subcultures. Regression data with measures of vitality.

    Associated Search Terms: Organizational culture; Orders/congregations; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Factor analysis; Subculture; Clergy
  • Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation.
    Flory, Richard W., and Donald E. Miller (2008)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Explores post-boomer religion in the U.S. with a new typology of orientations to popular culture: innovators, appropriators, resisters, & reclaimers. Based on interviews in site visits & on internet searches.

    Associated Search Terms: Innovator; Appropriator; United States; Reclaimer; Typology; Resistor; Generations; Body; Popular culture; Adaptation
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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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