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  • Digitizing research in the sociology of religion.
    Campbell, Heidi A., and Brian Altenhofen (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 1-12.

    Overview of the methodological challenges of studying online religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Methodology
  • Analyzing YouTube interaction: A discourse-centered approach.
    Pihlaja, Stephen (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 49-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Interaction; Internet; Discourse
  • Surveying the religious and non-religious online.
    Hooley, Tristram, and Paul Weller (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 13-25.

    Based on experiences with 2 UK & 1 European survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Ethics; Internet survey
  • Studying apps: Research approches to the digital Bible.
    Hutchings, Tim (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 97-108.

    Describes conducting research through telephone interviews with designers of bible-oriented apps, & through immersing oneself in the use of such apps & in online "communities."

    Associated Search Terms: Ethics; Participant observation; Internet; Media
  • Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet.
    Burke, Kelsy C. (2016)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Studies how Evangelical websites promote the evangelical view of marital sex.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Internet; Sexual attitudes; Sexual norms
  • Online Sufism: Methodological thoughts on researching esoteric Islam in an online context.
    Cheruvallil-Contractor, Sariya (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 59-69.

    Followed online discussions of young devotees of Sufi Islam; focused on 3 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Ethics; Case study; Methods; Islam, Sufi
  • Online crowdsourcing methods for identifying and studying religious groups as special populations.
    Springer, Victoria A., Peter J. Martini, and James T. Richardson (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 27-37.

    Minority & controversial or stigmatized groups can be reached inconspicuously for research purposes on the internet. The MTurk tool provided by Amazon is particularly useful.

    Associated Search Terms: Stigma; Minority; Methods; Internet survey; Ethics
  • Social networking sites and digital ethnography
    Allen, Chris (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 39-48.

    Describes studying Islamophobia in Britain by sending e-questionnaires to persistent posters of Islamophobic messages.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Methods; Internet survey; Ethics
  • Young Sikhs' religious engagement online.
    Singh, Jasjit (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 83-96.

    Studies how young Sikhs learn about their tradition. Recommends meeting interviewees in person before sending them semi-structured interview questions. Advises presenting oneself online as a professional.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet survey; Sikh; Ethics; Socialization; Methods
  • Videoconferencing as a tool facilitating feminsit interviews with Muslim women who wear the Niqab.
    Piela, Anna (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 109-121.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology, interview; Islam; Internet; Feminist theory
  • Online ethnographic research: Avatars in virgual worlds.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 149-157.

    Describes construction fantasy religions & observing such constructions.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethics; Internet; Virtual religion; Ancestor; Methods
  • Between real and virtual communities: Sufism in Western societies and the Naqshbandi Haqqani case.
    Piraino, Francesco (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 93-108.

    For most Sufi order members in the West, the internet provides a space for affirmation, not live mysticism. For some Naqshbandi disciples, it is also a space for practicing religion through rituals, prayer requests, initiation, & religious experiences.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Initiation; Internet; Islam, Sufi; Mysticism; Prayer; Ritual
  • Religious seekers' attraction to the plain Mennonites and Amish.
    Anderson, Cory (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 125-147.

    Factor analysis of survey data from a web-based convenience sample of seekers attracted to austere plain Anabaptist sects. Factor themes: familism, rejection of sexualized youth culture, fundamentalism perceived as anti-secularization, primitivism, desire for structure, Anabaptist ancestors.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Seeker; Internet survey; Conversion; Anabaptist; Amish; Mennonite
  • Ultra-baroque Catholicism: Multiplied images and decentered religious symbols.
    De la Torre, Renée (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 181-196.

    The mass production of baroque Catholic symbols in Mexico deinstitutionalizes the symbols & helps imagery prevail over textual discourse. Examples: Our Lady of Guadalupe, dressing the Christ child, non-church saints, & such internet phenomena as the 2012 Mayan apocalypse.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular Catholicism; Syncretism; Popular religion; Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara; Magic; Internet; Art; Symbol
  • Studying digital Hinduism.
    Scheifinger, Heinz (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 71-81.

    Argues for a comparison of in situ prayers & internet prayers, & using both traditional ethnography & online methods.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Internet; Hindu; Globalization; Ethics; Comparative; Methods; Rational choice theory; Methodology
  • Orthodoxy as project: Temporality and action in an American Protestant denomination.
    Brophy, Sorcha A. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:2: 123-143.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & content analyses of meetings & websites in a conservative U.S.A. Protestant denomination. Orthodoxy is socially constructed in terms of a resisted future.

    Associated Search Terms: Time; Conservative, U.S.A.; Content analysis; Forum; Grounded theory; Internet; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Participant observation
  • Funerals in the "World of Warcraft": Religion, Polemic and Styles of Play in a Videogame Universe.
    Servais, Olivier (2015)
    Social Compass 62:3: 362-378.

    Discusses a funeral within an online game for a deceased player, which was interrupted by other players.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Funeral
  • The (non) religion of Mechanical Turk Workers.
    Lewis, Andrew R., Stephen T. Mockabee, Paul A. Djupe, and Joshua Su-Ya Wu (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 419-428.

    Assesses the representativeness of Amazon's Mechanical Turk opt-in samples.

    Associated Search Terms: Sampling; Internet survey; Methods
  • Religious experiences of GBTQ Mormon males.
    Bradshaw, William S., John P. Dehlin, Tim B. Heaton, Renee V. Galliher, Ellen Decoo, and Katherine A. Crowell (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 311-329.

    Analyzes online internet survey data from current & former Mormon homosexual men. Compares the religious experience of men along the continuum of sexual orientation as measured by a Kinsey Scale.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet survey; Life course; Mormon; Homosexuality
  • Religion, race, and discrimination: A field experiment of how American churches welcome newcomers.
    Wright, Bradley R.E., Christopher M. Donnelly, Michael Wallace, Stacy Missari, Annie Scola Wisnesky, and Christine Zozula (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 185-204.

    E-mail inquiries to a sample of churches, ostensibly from families moving to the geographical area of each church. Ostensible names varied to communicate white, African American, Latino, or Asian identity. Responses from Mainline Protestant churches showed discrimination.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Homophily; Race; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Experiment; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Discrimination; Catholic, U.S.A.; Internet survey
  • The electronic frontier of Catholicism in Poland: An answer to the crisis of religious community?
    Kolodziejska, Marta (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 54-71.

    Based on on-line observation of chat rooms of online Polish Catholic web sites. Discussions bridged divides, including non-believers & those with questions that would not be readily posed in off-line settings.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Poland; Internet; Poland
  • Apocalipsis maya: Una creencia posmoderna en la era de la información.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Lizette Campechano (2014)
    Revista Brasileira de História das Religiões 20:7: 35-57.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Apocalyptic; Internet; Mayan
  • What makes a man: Gender and sexual boundaries on Evangelical Chrisitan sexuality websites.
    Burke, Kelsy C. (2014)
    Sexualities 17:3-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Evangelical; Gender traditionalism; Internet
  • Anti-social networking findings from a pilot study on opposing Dudley Mosque using facebook groups as both site and method for research.
    Allen, Chris (2014)
    Sage Open 4:1.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Great Britain, Dudley; Islam, Great Britain; Prejudice, anti-Islamic
  • Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism & Community in America.
    Cimino, Richard, and Christopher Smith (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on participant observation in atheist meetings & events, on interviews, surveys, & content analyses of literature & websites. Awakened atheism & religious activism dialectically need each other.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Participant observation; Minority; Dialectic; Content analysis; Atheist, U.S.A.; Media; Schism; Secular humanism; Social movement; Identity; Internet
  • Berevement and religion online: Stillbirth, neonatal loss, and parental religiosity.
    Bakker, Janel Kragt, and Jenell Paris (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 657-674.

    Content analysis of postings on a website devoted to stillbirth & neonatal death bereavement. Themes include calling upon religion & calling it into question.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Death; Content analysis
  • Contextual responses to interreligious encounters online.
    Pons-de Wit, Anneke, Peter Versteeg, and Johan Roeland (2013)
    Social Compass 62:1: 89-104.

    A contextual reception model at the situational level is developed to explain the possible attitudinal & behavioral positions within an online interreligious encounter.

    Associated Search Terms: Inter-religious; Internet
  • Faith in the age of Facebook: Exploring the links between religion and social network site membership and use.
    Miller, Brian J., Peter Mundey, and Jonathan P. Hill (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:2: 227-253.

    Analyzes wave 3 telephone interview data from the National Survey on Youth and Religion (U.S.A.). Independent of the prosocial & organizational effects of religion, Catholics & Evangelical Protestants were more likely to be social network site members; Bible reading & altruistic activities inversely predicted the latter.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Social participation; Civic engagement; Young adults
  • Autour des funérailles dans World of Warcraft. Ethnographie entre religion et mondes virtuels.
    Servais, Olivier (2012)
    In J.P. Delville (ed.) Mutations des religions et identités religieuses. Paris: Mame-Desclée, pp. 231-252.

    Associated Search Terms: Funeral; Internet
  • Atheisms unbound: The role of the new media in the formation of a secularist identity.
    Smith, Christopher, and Richard Cimino (2012)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 1:1: 17-31.

    Associated Search Terms: Media; Atheist; Internet
  • Christian prayer for human rights and peace: A spiritual or civic commitment?
    Trigeaud, Sophie-Hélène (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 99-116.

    Based on observation of websites of religious non-governmental organizations active at the nited Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Moral; Prayer
  • Religion, Spirituality, and Everyday Life in Sweden.
    Frisk, Liselotte (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 27-41.

    Based on a Swedish internet survey,interviews with religious and spiritual specialists in Dalarna, Sweden, and interviews with a yoga group. Meanings of spirituality varied; more identified themselves as spiritual than religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Identification; Yoga, Sweden; Sweden; Spirituality; Internet survey
  • Building Strong Church Communities. a Sociological Overview.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2012)
    Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press.

    Calls attention to the communal ideals of the Catholic Chuch & assesses the state of various community types within it. Employs parish survey data & data from orders & congregations, collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Internet; Orders/congregations; Parish; Lay movements; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Devotees, a new ordeal and a sense of belonging: Ethnography and nethnography of Saint Agatha.
    DiGiovanni, Elisabetta (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 167-180.

    Account of the behavior of young people on the feast of St. Agatha in Catania, which included tests of endurance. Notes what participants who posted videos of the feast focused on.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Feast; Internet; Italy, Catania; Participant observation; Popular Catholicism; Visual; Popular religion
  • Baring Their Souls in Online Profiles or Not? Religious Self-Disclosure in Social Media.
    Bobkowski, Piotr S., and Lisa D. Pearce (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:4: 744-762.

    Examines online MySpace profiles of respondents in the 2007-08 wave of the National (U.S.A.) Survey of Youth and Religion. Religiosity, believing that religion is a public matter, & religiosity of friends were positively associated with religious identification & disclosure in the profiles.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Media
  • The new atheism and the formation of the imagined secularist community.
    Cimino, Richard, and Christopher Smith (2011)
    Journal of Media and Relgion 10:4: 24-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Media; Atheist; Internet
  • Digital Jesus: The Making of a New Christian Fundamentalist Community on the Internet.
    Howard, Robert Glenn (2011)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist; Internet; Millenarian
  • Religions of Modernity: Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital.
    Aupers, Stef, and Dick Houtman (2010)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Internet; Modernity
  • Contesting community online: Virtual imagery among Dutch Orthodox Protestant homosexuals.
    DeKoster, W. (2010)
    Symbolic Interaction 33:4: 552-577.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Netherlands; Homosexuality
  • Believing in the Net. Implicit Religion and the Internet Hype, 1994-2001.
    Pärna, Karen (2010)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Leiden University.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Internet
  • When Religion Meets New Media.
    Campbell, Heidi A. (2010)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian; Internet; Islam; Jewish, Orthodox
  • Framing social movement identity with cyber-artifacts: A case study of the international Falun Gong movement.
    Chen, Yi-Da; Ahmed Abbasi; and Hsinchun Chen (2010)
    Security Informatics 9:1-23.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Identity; Falun Gong; Social movement
  • Constructing Religion in Unexpected Places: Phishers of Men and Women.
    Beckford, James A. (2010)
    Implicit Religion 13:1:71-83.

    Defends the constructionist approach; illustrates the construction of religion in internet scams & prisons.

    Associated Search Terms: Prisoners; Constructionist theory; Internet; Social construction of reality
  • Internet and Religion.
    Mayer, Jean-François (2008)
    Gollion, Switzerland: Infolio.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet
  • Canadian Religious Diversity Online: A Network of Possibilities.
    Helland, Christopher (2008)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Peter beyer (eds.) Religion and Diversity in Canada. Leiden: Brill, pp. 127-148.

    Examines use of the internet by Canadian minority religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Media; Internet
  • "Out of the Broom Closet": The Social Ecology of American Wicca.
    Jensen, Gary F., and Ashley Thompson (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 753-766.

    Uses itnernet web site data to estimate the ecological distribution of American Wicca.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Neopagan, U.S.A.; Witch; Wicca, U.S.A.; Internet
  • Expanding the Use of the Internet in Religious Research.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (2007)
    Review of Religious Research 49:1: 7-20.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Internet
  • Potential Response Bias in Internet Use for Survey Religious Research.
    Royle, Marjorie H., and Destiny Shellhammer (2007)
    Review of Religious Research 49:1: 54-68.

    Based on a survey conducted by the United Church of Christ.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Survey; Methodology
  • Web Surveys: Applications in Denominational Research.
    Sims, Rebecca C. (2007)
    Review of Religious Research 49:1: 69-80.

    Based on surveys conducted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Methodology; Survey
  • Teenage Witches: Marginal Youth and the Search for the Self.
    Berger, Helen A., and Douglas Ezzy (2007)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Wicca; Internet; Individualism; Adolescents
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