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  • The gift economy of direct transnational civic action: How reciprocity and inequality are managed in religious "partnerships."
    Adler, Gary J., Jr., and Stephen Offutt (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:3: 600-619.

    In congregation-sponsored travel for the purpose of engaging in development projects, cases from host communities in El Salvador suggest the inequality inherent in the exchange is balanced by the spiritualization of the experiences of the foreign travelers.

    Associated Search Terms: El Salvador; Exchange; Exchange theory; Gift; Missions
  • Practice makes perfect: Meditation and the exchange of spiritual capital.
    Arat, Alp (2016)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 31:2: 269-280.

    Associated Search Terms: Exchange; Meditation
  • Divine exchanges: Applying social exchange theory to religious behavior.
    Corcoran, Katie E. (2013)
    Rationality and Society 25:3: 335-369.

    Associated Search Terms: Exchange theory
  • Du don au paiement rituel. L'echange en question.
    Jamous, Raymond (2011)
    Archives de sciences socales des religions 154: 179-197.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Exchange; Gift; Hindu, India
  • Micro Foundations of Religion: A Revised Theory.
    Stark, Rodney (1999)
    Sociological Theory 17:3: 264-289.

    Elaborates Stark's earlier exchange theory & expands rational choice theory to explain more dimensions of human nature; religion consists of very general explanations that justify & specify the terms of exchange with god(s).

    Associated Search Terms: Magic; Definition of religion; Exchange theory; Rational choice theory
  • Passing the Plate in Affluent Churches: Why Some Members Give More Than Others.
    Davidson, James D., and Ralph E. Pyle (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 181-196.

    Analyzes 1985 questionnaire data from affluent churches in St. Joseph & Tippecanoe counties, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Contributions; Exchange theory; United States, Indiana
  • Religion and the Meaning of Work.
    Davidson, James D., and David P. Caddell (1994)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 33:2: 135-147.

    Analyzes 1986 questionnaire data from members of 31 affluent congregations in South Bend & Lafayette, Indiana; shows religious variables affecting views of work, apart from what exchange theory would predict about the latter.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; United States, Indiana; Exchange theory; Symbolic interactionism
  • Religious Practice as Social Exchange: An Explanation of the Empirical Findings.
    Lee, Richard R. (1992)
    Sociological Analysis 53:1: 1-35.

    Subsumes a large body of studies under the propositions of exchange theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Exchange theory
  • Règles d'échange, voeux monastiques et codes.
    Jucquois, Guy (1992)
    Recherches sociologiques 23:3: 27-41.

    Interprets the monastic vows as a reversal of the otherwise universal rules of exchange.

    Associated Search Terms: Exchange theory; Vow; Monasticism
  • A Theory of Religion.
    Stark, Rodney, and William Sims Bainbridge (1987)
    New York & Bern: Peter Lang. [New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1996].

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Deprivation; Exchange theory; Sect; Cult; Conversion; Secularization
  • Blessings and Burdens: The Reward-Cost Calculus of Religious Denominations.
    Mackie, Marlene M., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1986)
    Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers canadiens de sociologie 11:2: 157-181.

    Analyzes Canadian & U.S. student data with exchange theory; denominations "costing" more have higher rewards.

    Associated Search Terms: Exchange theory; Students, undergraduate; Catholic; Protestant; Conservative; Mormon
  • Cult Formation: Three Compatible Models.
    Bainbridge, William Sims, and Rodney Stark (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:4: 283-295. [Also in Jeffrey K. Hadden and Theodore E. Long (eds.), Religion and Religiosity in America. Studies in Honor of Joseph H. Fichter (New York: Crossroad, 1983), pp. 35-53.]

    Psychopathology, entrepreneur, & subculture-evolution models are compatible; they can be reduced to 2 basic concepts--compensation & exchange.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Deprivation; Exchange theory
  • The Impact of Structural Differences on the Catholic Clergy.
    Gannon, Thomas M. (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:4: 350-362.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Accommodation; Clergy; Exchange theory
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