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  • Transforming spirituality in artistic leisure: How the spiritual meaning of belly dance changes over time.
    Kraus, Rachel (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 459-478.

    Based on open-ended interviews with belly dancers, twice, 5 years apart. The spirituality associated with the dancing tended to be stable or decline.

    Associated Search Terms: Belly dancer; Leisure; Spirituality; Panel study
  • Tourism and Church Attendance: Empirical Findings.
    Dixon, Richard D. (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:3: 256-258.

    Analyzes 1977 data from vacationers fishing at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina; shows lower rates of church attendance during vacation trips.

    Associated Search Terms: Leisure; Practice
  • Religion--A Leisure Time Pursuit.
    Pickering, William S.F. (1968)
    In David Martin 9ed.) A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 1. London: SCM Press, pp. 77-93.

    Based on 1953-58 interviews conducted in 2 industrial towns in northern England; shows churches competing with other leisure pursuits.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Lincolnshire, Scunthorpe; Leisure; Competition; Great Britain, Yorkshire, Rawmarsh
  • L'Appartenance Religieuse et l'Utilisation des Loisirs du Dimanch.
    Hessels, A. (1964)
    Social Compass 11:2: 27-39.

    Analyzes 1956 interview data from inhabitants of major Dutch cities; examines the use of leisure time on Sundays & finds denominational differences.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Netherlands; Leisure; Denomination (organizational entity); Calvinist, Netherlands; Catholic, Netherlands; Netherlands; Practice
  • Recreational Attitudes of Members in the Free Methodist Church.
    Mulholland, Spencer (1946)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Michigan state University.

    Associated Search Terms: Leisure; Free Methodist Church, U.S.A.
  • The Problem of Amusement.
    DuBois, William E.B. (1897)
    Southern Workman 27: 181-184. [William E.B. DuBois, On Sociology and the Black Community, ed. Dan S. Green and Edwin D. Driver (U. of Chicago Press, 1978), 226-237; Phil Zuckerman (ed.), DuBois on Religion (Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira, 2000), 19-28]

    Observations on the importance of the church for African Americans; criticizes a negative stance toward recreation.

    Associated Search Terms: Leisure; African Americans; Asceticism
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