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  • Exceptionalism or Chinamerica: Measuring religious change in the globalizing world today.
    Yang, Fenggang (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 7-22.

    Christianity, especially Evangelical, is growing rapidly in China.

    Associated Search Terms: Survey; Methods; China; Demography; Folk religion; Definition of religion
  • African Pentecostals in Catholic Europe. The Politics of Presence in the Twenty-First Century.
    Butticci, Annalisa (2016)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

    Participant observation of African Pentecostal worship in Ital; in practice they parallel Catholicism in their sacramental materiality--especially that of folk Catholicism. The worship also establishes a anti-structure a term the author does not use.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Prejudice, racial; Popular Catholicism; Pentecostal, Italy; Participant observation; Minority; Material culture; Materiality; Relic; Art; Italy; Migrant; Anti-structure; Catholic, Italy; Certeau, Michel de; Competition; Experience; Folk religion; Gramsci, Antonio; African Italians
  • Trajectories of folk religion in deregulated Taiwan: An age-period-cohort analysis.
    Hu, Anning, and Fengang Yang (2014)
    Chinese Sociological Review 46:3: 80-100.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Taiwan; Cohort; Folk religion
  • Mexico, de San Judas à la Santa Muerte. Logiques votives et rituels transversaux en milieu urbain.
    Perrée, Caroline (2014)
    L'Homme 3:11: 17-39.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico; Ritual; Folk religion; Urban
  • Gifts of money and gifts of time: Folk religion and civic involvement in a Chinese soiety.
    Hu, Anning (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 313-335.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Taiwan. Ancestor worship predicts less secular contributing. Local deity worship predicts more religious volunteering. Sectarian membership predicts more religious volunteering. Individual folk religion predicts religious volunteering &, occasionally, giving to Buddhism, Taoism, & folk religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Taiwan; Folk religion; Ancestor; Contributions
  • "Conversion" and the resurgence of indigenous religion in China.
    Fan, Lizhu, and Na Chen (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 556-577.

    Describes a revival of folk religion & a sensed need for meaning after the era of Mao Zedong.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; China; Revival; Popular religion; Diffused religion; Ancestor
  • Regulaciones a una devoción estigmatizada: culto a san la muerte en Buenos Aires.
    Fidanza, Juan Martin Lopez and María Cecília Galera (2014)
    Debates NER 25:1: 171-196.

    Regulation, especially by the media, of the stigmatized saint San Muerte in Buenos Aires.

    Associated Search Terms: Stigma; Folk religion; Media; Regulation; Argentina, Buenos Aires; Saints
  • Mapping Chinese folk religion in mainland China and Taiwan.
    Yang, Fenggang, and Anning Hu (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:3: 505-521.

    Notes 3 kinds of folk religion: communal, sectarian, & individual. Provides 2007 mainland survey data & '09 Taiwanese survey data that show percentages adhering to the 3 types, with cross-tabulations with other variables.

    Associated Search Terms: Taiwan; China; Folk religion
  • Folk Religion in Chinese Societies.
    Hu, Anning (2012)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Purdue University.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; Taiwan; Chinese; China
  • Angelic belief as American folk religion.
    Draper, Scott, and Joseph O. Baker (2011)
    Sociological Forum 26:3:623-643.

    Associated Search Terms: Angels; Folk religion; United States
  • Indigenous religious traditions.
    Dodson, Jualynne E., and Sonya M. Johnson (2010)
    In Jacob Neusner (ed.) Introduction to World Religions: Communities and Cultures. Nashville, Tennessee: Abington, pp. 283-290.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion
  • The concept of "folk religion" in the study of Chinese religions: Retrospect and prospects.
    Clart, Philip (2007)
    In Zbigniew Wesolowski (ed.) The Fourth Fu Jen University Sinological Symposium: Research on Religions in China: Status Quo and Perspectives. Xinzhuang, Taiwan: Furen University Press, pp. 166-203.

    Associated Search Terms: Taiwan; China; Folk religion
  • Miraculous Response: Doing Popular Religion in Contemporary China.
    Chau, Adam Yuet (2006)
    Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Folk religion; Popular religion
  • Conversion to Protestantism among Urban Immigrants in Taiwan.
    Chao, Hsing-Kuang (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:2: 193-204.

    Based on participant observation & interviews with converts in 2 Christian churches on Taiwan. Continuity with folk religion & practical benefits furthered conversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Protestant, Taiwan; Folk religion; Taiwan
  • Le Sanctuaire Saint Pantaléon à Buenos Aires. La Régulation Institutionnelle d'un Culte Thérapeutique.
    Laigneau, Christine (2005)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 130: 37-53.

    Associated Search Terms: Healing; Shrine; Folk religion; Argentina, Buenos Aires
  • Fate and fortune: Popular religion and moral capital in Shenzhen.
    Fan, Lizhu, James Whitehead, and Evelyn Whitehead (2005)
    Journal of Chinese Religion 32: 83-100.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Guangdong Province, Shenzhen; Folk religion; Luck; Moral; Popular religion
  • The spiritual search in Shenzhen: Adopting and adapting China's common spiritual heritage.
    Fan, Lizhu, James Whitehead, and Evelyn Whitehead (2005)
    Nova Religio 9:2: 50-61.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Guangdong Province, Shenzhen; Folk religion; Popular religion
  • Introduction.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (2005)
    In Fengang Yang and Joseph B. Tamney (eds.), State, Market, and Religions in Chinese Societies. Religion and the social Order 11. Leiden: Brill, pp. 1-17.

    More an overview of religion among the Chinese peoples than a mere introduction to the volume.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Singapore; Christian, Taiwan; Christian, China; Modernization; Change; Confucian; Daoist; Folk religion; Singapore; China; Buddhist; State; Taiwan
  • Identità e identificazione. Il pluralisme religioso nell'entreterra palermitano.
    Berzano, Luigi, and PierLuigi Zoccatelli (2005)
    Caltanisetta and Roma: Salvatore Sciascia.

    Based on research in the Diocese of Monreale; focuses on the minority religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Mennonite, Italy; Magic; Jehovah´s Witness, Italy; Seventh-day Adventist, Italy; Soka Gakkai, Italy; Mormon, Italy; Folk religion; Pentecostal, Italy; Italy, Sicily, Monreale
  • Folk Religion.
    Reader, Ian (2004)
    In Paul L. Swanson and Clark Chilson (eds.) Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; Japan
  • The Sanctification of Space in Israel: Civil Religion and Folk Judaism.
    Bilu, Yoram (2004)
    In Uzi Rebhun and Chaim Isaac Waxman (eds.) Jews in Israel: Contemporary Social and Cultural Patterns. Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, pp. 371ff.

    Associated Search Terms: Space; Folk religion; Jewish, Israel; Israel
  • The cult of the silkworm mother as a core of local community religion in a north China village: Field study in Zhiwuying, Baoding, Hebei.
    Fan, Lizhu (2003)
    In Daniel L. Overmyer (ed.) Religion in China Today. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 53-66.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; China, Hebei, Baoding; Folk religion
  • Somali Women and Daily Islam in the Diaspora.
    Tiilikainen, Marja (2003)
    Social Compass 50:1: 59-69.

    Ethnographic account of female Somali asylum seekers in Helsinki redefining Somali folk Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Finland; Finland, Helsinki; Somali Finns; Folk religion; Migrant; Women
  • Religious Syncretism.
    Dobbelaere, Karel, Luigi Tomasi, and Liliane Voyé (2002)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 13: 221-243.

    Analyzes 1998 survey data from 11 European nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Popular religion; Folk religion; Europe; Magic
  • Religion and Family Formation in Taiwan: The Decline of Ancestral Authority.
    Yang, Li-shou, Arland Thornton, and Thomas Fricke (2000)
    In Sharon K. Houseknecht and Jerry D. Pankhurst (eds.) Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 121-146.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Ancestor; Taiwan; Family; Authority; Folk religion
  • Asian Religions and Sociology: The Case of New Religion Studies in Japan.
    Shimazono, Susumu (1999)
    In Liliane Voyé and Jaak Billiet (eds.) Sociology and Religions: An Ambiguous Relationship/Sociologie et religions: des relations ambiguës. Leuven: Leuven University Press, pp. 183-193.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Sociology of religion, Japan; Folk religion; New religions
  • American Pilgrimage Landscapes.
    Campo, Juan Eduardo (1998)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 558: 40-56.

    Conceptualizes pilgrimage sites of organized religion, civil religion, and cultural religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Civil religion; Folk religion
  • Communiquer avec l'Autre Monde: Limites et Trans dans l'Espace Habité. Quelques Exemples Roumains.
    Dragan, Radu (1998)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 39:2: 309-332.

    Natural barriers such as forests & rivers, & constructed spaces such as bridges & paths, are regarded in folk traditions as crossover spaces between worlds where experts in ecstasy such as the Càlusari of Romania operate.

    Associated Search Terms: Càlusari; Folk religion; Romania; Experience; Ecstasy
  • The Varieties of Ecological Piety.
    Szerszynski, Bronislaw (1997)
    Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 1: 37-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Implicit religion; Sect; Environmentalism; Church; Monasticism; Folk religion
  • The Cultural One of the Racial Many: Religion, Culture and the Interethnic Experience.
    Camara, Evandro M. (1997)
    Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; United States; Culture; Ethnic; Brazil; Catholic, Brazil; Minority; Folk religion; Assimilation
  • Practical Religion and Peasant Recruitment to Non-Catholic Groups in Latin America.
    Leatham, Miguel C. (1996)
    In Lewis F. Carter (ed.), The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religions. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 175-190.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Conversion; Latin America; Authenticity; Folk religion
  • Anthropological Theory and the Breakdown of Eclectic Folk Religions.
    Houk, James (1996)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35:4: 442-447.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Africanist, Caribbean; Caribbean; Folk religion
  • O sertão das romarias. Un estudo anthropologica sobre o sanctuario de Bom Jesus da Lapa-Behia.
    Steil, Carlos Alberto (1996)
    Petropolis: Vozes.

    Field study of a shrine in the highlands of northeast Brazil used as a pilgrimage site in raising consciousness for land reform.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Folk religion; Shrine; Pilgrimage; Consciousness raising; Change; Catholic, Brazil
  • The Development of Taiwanewse Folk Religion, 1683-1945.
    Chen, Hsin-chih (1995)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Washington.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; Taiwan
  • Spirit Possession and Personhood among the Kel Ewey Tuareg.
    Rasmusen, Susan J. (1995)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Ethnography of a folk therapeutic possession cult in an Islamic context that inverts power relations.

    Associated Search Terms: Healing; Folk religion; Islam, Niger; Possession; Niger
  • Occasions of Faith: An Anthropology of Irish Catholics.
    Taylor, Lawrence J. (1995)
    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    A community ethnography; highlights resistance against official Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Folklore; Catholic, Ireland; Folk religion; Participant observation; Ireland, Donegal County
  • Emergence of shrines in rural Tamil Nadu: A study of little traditions.
    Bhai, L. Thara (1995)
    Sociological Bulletin 44:1: 79-85. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 165-173]

    Describes 3 cults originating in Tamil Nadu in the 20th century that focus on extraordinary persons.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, India; Charisma; Cult; Folk religion; India, Tamil-Nadu; Shrine; Little tradition
  • Chinese Religion: Continuity, Transformation, and Identity with Special Reference to Malaysia.
    Tan Chee-Beng (1994)
    In Roberto Cipriani (ed.) "Religions sans Frontières?" Present and Future Trends of Migration, Culture, and Communication. Roma: Itituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, pp. 257-276. Comment by Tharaleith K. Oommen, pp. 290-295.

    Based on 1977 & later field work; concerns ethnic Chinese cult of earth deities, some of Malay origin.

    Associated Search Terms: Chinese Malaysians; Syncretism; Tolerance; Malaysia; Folk religion
  • Changing Lives, Switching Faiths: Religious Conversion, and Participation in Singapore.
    Tong Chee Kiong (1994)
    In Roberto Cipriani (ed.) "Religions sans Frontières?" Present and Future Trends of Migration, Culture, and Communciation. Roma: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, pp. 277-289. Comment by Tharaleith K. Oommen, pp. 290-295.

    Analyzes pre 1988 survey data from Singapore; young, educated Chinese Singaporeans switch from folk religion & to Christian or no religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Chinese Singaporeans; Education; Age; Conversion; Singapore; Rationalization; Folk religion
  • Transmission Religieuse et Migration: L'Islam Identitaire des Filles de Maghrébins Immigrés en France.
    Lacoste-Dujardin, Camille (1994)
    Social Compass 41:1: 163-170. Comment by Albert Bastenier 41:1: 185-192.

    Based on interviews with 21 young women (18-27 yrs.), daughters of North African immigrants to France. The folk & patriarchal nature of their religious heritage encumbers its transmission & reduces it to a mere aspect of identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; France; Generations; Islam, France; Migrant; North African French; Women
  • Bloodsucking Witchcraft: An Epistemological Study of Anthropomorphic Supernaturalism in Rural Tlaxcala.
    Nutini, Hugo G., and John M. Roberts (1993)
    Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Mexico, Tlaxcala; Folk religion; Anthropomorphism
  • The Vanishing Point: The Religious Components of Peasant Politics of Protest in Poland, 1970-1980.
    Gorlach, Krzystof (1992)
    In Bronislaw Misztal and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. 9eds.), Religion and Politics in Comparative perspective. Revival of Religious Fundamntalism in East and West. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 43-53.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; Poland; Politics, Poland; Rural
  • Christianity and Buddhism in Thailand: The 'battle of the axes' and the 'contest of power.'
    Cohen, Erik (1991)
    Social Compass 38;2: 115-140.

    The closer Thais were to being Buddhist intelelctuals, the greater they resisted conversion to Christianity; the closer to animism & folk religion, the less so. Based on literature, interviews, & observation in Thailand.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Thailand; Christian, Thailand; Folk religion; Conversion; Missions; Thailand
  • Demons and the Devil.
    Stewart, Charles (1991)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Based on 1983-84 fieldwork on Naxos.

    Associated Search Terms: Greece, Naxos; Devil; Participant observation; Greek Orthodox, Greece; Folk religion; Satan
  • The Romanization of the Brazilian Church: Women's Participation in a Religious Association in Prados, Minas Gerais.
    Hoogen, Lisette van den (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:2: 171-188.

    Explores the meaning for participating women, of associations established by the clergy to accommodate Brazilian folk religion to Roman Catholic theology.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil, Minas Gerais, Prados; Folk religion; Catholic, Brazil; Women
  • God's Peculiar People: Women's Voices and Folk Tradition in a Pentecostal Church.
    Lawless, Elaine J. (1988)
    Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Folk religion; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Todos Santos in Rural Tlaxcala: A Syncretic, Expressive, and Symbolic Analysis of he Cult of the Dead.
    Nutini, Hugo G. (1988)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Death; Syncretism; Folk religion; Mexico, Tlaxcala; Saints; Feast
  • The Folk Religion of the English People.
    Bailey, Edward I. (1987)
    In Paul Badham (ed.), Religion, State and Society in Modern Britain. New York: Paragon, pp. 145-158.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Folk religion
  • Mary, Michael and Lucifer: Folk Catholicism in Central Mexico.
    Ingham, John M. (1986)
    Austin: University of Texas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; Mexico, Tlayacapam; Catholic, Mexico
  • At the Frontier of Folklore and Sociology: Hubert, Hertz and Czarnowski, Founders of a Sociology of Folk Religion.
    Isambert, François A. (1983)
    In Philippe Besnard (ed.), The Sociological Domain: The Durkheimians and the Founding of French Sociology. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 152-176.

    Associated Search Terms: Hubert, Henri; Czarnowski, S.; Folk religion; Hertz, Robert; Année sociologique
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