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  • Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Religious Practice in Late Modernity.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2016)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2009 surveys, on interviews, & on case studies. For many, the Roman Catholic Church is a convenient foil against which the define their fair. Describes extra-institutional religion--religiosity connected to & going beyond organized churches, thereby balancing individualism. Reports attitudes toward reconciliation & ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Ambivalence; Catholic, Ireland; Change; Clergy; Conflict; Diversity; Pluralism; Extra-institutional; Individualism; Ireland; Parish council; Secularization; State; Ecumenism
  • Pentecostal prayer as personalcommunication and invisible institutional work.
    Fer, Yannick (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 49-65.

    Based on 2000 & after field work in French Polynesian Assemblies of God, where individual prayer is highlighted & institutional work remains invisible.

    Associated Search Terms: Institution; Prayer; Mauss, Marcel; Habitus; Glossolalia; French Polynesia; Assemblies of God, French Polynesia; Pentecostal, French Polynesia
  • The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach.
    Lynch, Gordon (2014)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Argues for a sociology of the sacred in the modern world. Focuses on the dark side of the sacred, as seen in religiously-inspired bombings, the cover-up of child abuse in care facilities operated by churches, & a broadcast network declining to appeal for funds for Palestinian children under Israeli occupation.

    Associated Search Terms: Institution; Violence; Media; Sacred; Abuse
  • The American Soul Rush: Esalen and the Rise of Spiritual Privilege.
    Goldman, Marion S. (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Esalen Institute; Spirituality
  • The Emerging Church: Religion at the Margins.
    Packard, Josh (2012)
    Boulder, Colorado: First Forum Press.

    Based on observation and surveys of emerging churches across the US. Uses organizational theory to describe an absence of institutionalism as an advantage in an age of fluid lives.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Organizational culture; Institution; Extended case method; Post-modern; Emerging church
  • Military Chaplains and Religious Diversity.
    Hansen, Kim Philip (2012)
    London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Based on interviews with 34 active duty U.S. military chaplains; describes tensions inherent in publically funded ministry in a total institution. Includes a chapter on Islam & Wicca in the military.

    Associated Search Terms: Total institution; Military chaplain; Pluralism; Islam, U.S.A.; Wicca, U.S.A.; Accommodation
  • The Holy Spirit and the Pentecostal habitus. Elements for a sociology of institution in classical Pentcostalism.
    Fer, Yannick (2010)
    Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 2: 157-176.

    Associated Search Terms: Habitus; Institution; Pentecostal
  • Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion.
    Kripal, Jeffrey J. (2007)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Esalen Institute
  • Le Croire et le Cru: Les Appartenances Religieuses au Sein du Christianisme Européen Revisitées à Partir des Travaux de Michel de Certeau.
    Bastinier, Albert (2007)
    Social Compass 54:1: 13-32.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Institution; Certeau, Michel de; Belief
  • Non-Institutional Religious Re-Composition among the Chinese Youth.
    Ji, Zhe (2006)
    Social Compass 53:4: 535-549.

    Given state hostility toward religion, Chinese youth acquire religious fragments through private secular sources.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Youth; Non-institutional religion
  • The Red, Black, and Gray Markets of Religion in China.
    Yang, Fenggang (2006)
    Sociological Quarterly 47:1: 92-122.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Market model; Non-institutional religion
  • Can Religion Revitalize Civil Society? An Institutional Perspective.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2003)
    In Corwin Smidt (ed.) Religion as Social Capital. Producing the Common Good. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, pp. 191-209.

    Social capital is only one mark of societal vitality. There are a variety of institutions, including religion, that further or inhibit societal vitality.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Institution
  • Money, Sex, and God: The Erotic Logic of Religious Nationalism.
    Friedland, Roger (2002)
    Sociological Theory 20:3: 381-425.

    Associated Search Terms: Patriarchy; Institution; Nationalism; Militancy
  • Sources of Volatility in Religious Movements.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (2002)
    In David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton (eds.), Cults, Religion, and Violence. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 57-79.

    Apocalyptic or millennialist orientations & totalistic characteristics may predispose a movement-society relationship toward violence, but such are not sufficient for it.

    Associated Search Terms: Millenarian; Social movement; New religions; Violence; Total institution; Apocalyptic
  • Catholic Conceptions of Faith: A Generational Analysis.
    Williams, Andrea S., and James D. Davidson (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:3: 273-289.

    Based on 15 focus groups; notes generational changes from an institutional to an individual religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Institution; Catholic, U.S.A.; Individualism
  • Religious Totalism, Violence and Exemplary Dualism.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (1995)
    Terrorism and Political Violence 7: 10-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Total institution; Violence
  • Christian Schools: Walking the Christian Walk the American Way.
    Wagner, Melinda Bollar (1995)
    In O. Kendall White, Jr., and Daryl White (eds.) Religion in the Contemporary South: Diversity, Community, and Identity. Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings 28. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 89-96.

    Finds American popular culture blended with conservative Christianity in the schools.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Total institution; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • The Sullivan Institute/Fourth Wall Community: "Radical" Psychotherapy as Quasi-religion.
    Siskind, Amy B. (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 51-77.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Sullivan Institute/Fourth Wall
  • "Neues Paradigma" oder "neues Zeitalter"?
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (1993)
    In Jörg Bergmann, Alois Hahn, and Thomas Luckmann (eds.), Religion und Kultur. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Sonderheft 33/1. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, pp. 249-270.

    Associated Search Terms: Fritjof Capra Institute; Occult; New age
  • Religion ohne Institution? Eine Bilanz sozialwissenschaftlicher Jugendforschung.
    Barz, Heiner (1992)
    Opladen: Leske + Budrich.

    Associated Search Terms: Institution; Non-institutional religion; Youth
  • Coping with Apocalypse in Canada: Experiences of Endtime in la Mission de l'Esprit Saint and the Institute of Applied Metaphysics.
    Palmer, Susan J., and Natalie Finn (1992)
    Sociological Analysis 53:4: 397-415.

    Compares effects of failed prophecy on 2 millennial movements; successful initiation ritual in one kept disconfirmed predictions from creating a fiasco.

    Associated Search Terms: Mission de l´Esprit Saint; Ritual; Millennial; Cognitive dissonance; Millenarian, Canada; Canada; Institute of Applied Metaphysics
  • Thomas O'Dea's Dilemmas of Institutionalization: A Case Study and Re-evaluation after Twenty-five Years.
    Mathisen, James A. (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 47:4: 302-318.

    Historical examination of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. O'Dea's 5 dilemmas provide insight but not adequate theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Institutionalization; O´Dea, Thomas F.; Moody Bible Institute
  • Neoconservative and Ideological Struggle toward Central-America in the U.S.A.
    Ezcurra, Ana Maria (1983)
    Social Compass 30:2/3: 349-362.

    Studies the political & economic connections between the Institute on Religion and Democracy & the neo-conservative establishment, & the institute's strategies.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Institute on Religion and Democracy; Politics, U.S.A.
  • The First Secular Institute: The Opus Dei as a Religious Movement-Organization.
    Casanova, José V. (1982)
    Annual Review of the Social Sciences of Religion 6: 243-285.

    Associated Search Terms: Opus Dei; Secular institute; Social movement; Catholic
  • Getting it on with Jesus: A Study of Adult Socialization.
    Gregg, Roy Gene (1973)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Southern California. [DA 34:7 A, p. 4427]

    Based on field observation & interviews in a Jesus commune called Mansion Messiah, in a large western American state; the commune resembled the "total institution."

    Associated Search Terms: Jesus movement; Total institution; Commune
  • Structure et signfiication: problème de méthode en sociologie des organisations claustrales.
    Servais, Émile, and Francis Hambye (1971)
    Social Compass 18:1: 27-44.

    Recommends studying monasteries as total institutions not only with internal observation by comparing them with other institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Total institution; Monasticism
  • The Place of Religion in Durkheim's Theory of Institutions.
    Poggi, Gianfranco (1971)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 12:2: 229-260.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Institution
  • An Elite, as Response to Crisis in Religious Organization.
    Breines, Andrew R. (1959)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 20:1: 43-52.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Secular institute; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Church and Religious Activity.
    Landis, Benson Y. (1935)
    American Journal of Sociology 40: 780-787.

    Provides a review of recent events; focuses on membership & contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Institute of Social and Religious Research; Protestant, U.S.A.; Membership; Catholic, U.S.A.
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