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  • Contemporary Western Ethnography and the Definition of Religion.
    Stringer, Martin D. (2008)
    London: Continuum.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnography; Definition of the situation
  • Sacrifice of Praise: Emotion and Collective Participation in an African-American Worship Service.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:4: 379-396.

    Based on 1991-92 ethnographic data from an A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina; explores "feeling rules" in emotional worship.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina, Charleston; Experience; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Parish; African Americans; Emotion; Participant observation; Ritual; Definition of the situation
  • Blest Be the Ties That Bind: Interpretive Appropriation of External Mandates in an Organizational Culture.
    Ray, Melissa (1991)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison. [DA 52:4 A, p. 1527]

    Based on participant observation in a Catholic parish; focuses on the constructing of collective interpretations.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of the situation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish; Participant observation
  • The Redefinition of the Situation: The Social Construction of Spiritual Healing Experiences.
    Glick, Deborah C. (1990)
    Sociology of Health and Illness 12:2: 151-168.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of the situation; Experience; Healing; Social construction of reality
  • The Social Construction of Reality in a Para-Religious Healing Group.
    Foltz, Tanice G. (1987)
    Social Compass 34:4: 397-413.

    Participant observation study of an alternative healing group led by a Hawaiian Kahuna.

    Associated Search Terms: Hawaiian religion; New religions; Medical; Participant observation; Healing; Definition of the situation
  • Crises in the Definition of Reality.
    Homan, Roger (1981)
    Sociology 15:2: 210-224.

    Analyzes observation & interview data from 66 Pentecostal assemblies in England, Wales, Canada, & the U.S.A..; crises in definition occur when definitions are contested or when sacred definitions resemble profane realities.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal; Participant observation; Definition of the situation
  • The Social-psychology of Religious Experience: A Naturalistic Approach.
    Straus, Roger A. (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:1: 57-67.

    Sees religious experience being depicted differently in the process of defining the situation.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Symbolic interactionism; Definition of the situation
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