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  • Religion and the Migrant in the City: A Test of Holt's Culture Shock Thesis.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and Hugh P. Whitt (1972)
    Social Forces 50: 379-384.

    Analyzes 1958 interview data from south Appalachia & Detroit; shows urban Appalachians no more religious than people back in Appalachia.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Culture shock; United States, Appalachia; Urban; United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • 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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