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  • Embodying the Faith: Religious Practice and the Making of a Muslim Moral Habitus.
    Winchester, Daniel (2008)
    Social Forces 86:4: 1753-1780.

    Based on field work & interviews with adult Muslim converts in Missouri. Practices such as prayer, fasting, & covering were not mere expressions or reflections of an internal state but helped constitute the moral self.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Convert; Fasting; Habitus; Identity; Moral; Participant observation; Prayer; Ritual; Islam, U.S.A.
  • Fasting and Dieting: A Research Note.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1986)
    Review of Religious Research 27:3: 255-262.

    Analyzes 1977 questionnaire data from residents of Muncie, Indiana; notes religious & secular reasons for fasting.

    Associated Search Terms: Fasting; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Fasting and Modernization.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:2: 129-137.

    Analyzes 1975 interview data from residents of Java, aged 16-40; fasting for religious reasons was inversely related to modernism, for self-control was positively related to modernism.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Asceticism; Indonesia, Java; Islam, Indonesia; Fasting
  • Muslim and Christian Attitudes toward Fasting in Southeast Asia.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 3-15.

    Analyzes 1969-70 survey data from undergraduates in the Philippines, Indonesia, & Singapore. Though Muslims more than Christians value fasting, they increasingly give it this-worldly meaning.

    Associated Search Terms: Fasting; Islam; Students, undergraduate; Asia, Southeast
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