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  • Gypsy leadership, cohesion and social memory in the Evangelical Church of Philadelphia.
    Cantˇn-Delgado, Manuela (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 76-91.

    Based on 2009-15 fieldwork in Spain. Authority among Spanish Gypsy Pentecostals involves a shift of charisma from elders to young theologically educated pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: Calˇs (Spanish gypsy); Philadelphia Church (Spanish Evangelical); Life histories; Charisma; Authority; Spain; Pentecostal, Spain; Gypsy, Spain; Participant observation
  • Individual choices revisisted: Non-heterosexual Christians in Poland.
    Hall, Dorota (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2:212-224.

    Based on participant observation & life history interviews with a group of non-heterosexual Christians in Poland. Members tended to be educated, have religiously diverse backgrounds, to have experienced social mobility, & if from small towns to have experienced geographical mobility--all leading them to challenge tradition within the majority Catholic religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Poland; Mobility (vertical); Mobility (geographical); Education; Cultural capital; Poland; Participant observation; Life histories; Homosexuality
  • Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes. Finding Religion in Everyday Life.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    95 in-depth interviews in Boston & Atlanta, 2006, including life histories, & followed up with observation at worship & study groups. Disposable cameras were left with respondents for them to photograph significant places. Audio-diaries were collected.

    Associated Search Terms: Everyday life; Family; Health; Life histories; Methods; Narrative; Prayer; Spirituality; Visual; Work; Practice; Lived religion; Diaries; Discourse
  • God's Gangs. Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Flores, Edward Orozco (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data show two urban street ministries facilitating a transition by young adult males from street life to conventional life, self-destructive masculine expression to family-centered masculine expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Gang; Participant observation; Gender role; Masculinity ideology; United States, California, Los Angeles; Life histories; Catholic, U.S.A.; Criminology; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Latino Americans
  • Constructing a Calling: The Case of Evangelical Christian International Students in the United States.
    Williams, Roman R. (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:2: 254-280.

    Based on 2007-09 interviews with 72 international students in Boston and 2 Chinese cities, with follow-ups using photographs of everyday settings made by the students themselves. The theme of callings recognized as God-given emerged.

    Associated Search Terms: Narrative; Students, foreign; Visual; Calling; Life histories; Occupation; Evangelical
  • The Spirit's Tether. Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2000-02 field work in 2 Midwest U.S.A. Catholic parishes, one liberal & one conservative. Models of church are transposed into family life. Traditionalists rejected the modernized Church of their childhood while progressives accepted pre-conciliar religious commitment but not its cultural trappings.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Birth control; Authority; Ritual; Abortion; Participant observation; Marriage; Moral; Conservative/liberal; Comparative; Catholic, U.S.A.; Family; Parish; Habitus; Life histories; Traditionalism; Socialization; Work; Women
  • Changes in Mythic Patterns in Estonian Religious Life Stories.
    Altnurme, Lea (2011)
    Social Compass 58:1: 77-94.

    Analysis of 77 Estonian life stories shows a lessening of Christian content in the younger age groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Estonia; Life histories
  • The Link between Religion and Helping Others: The Role of Values, Ideas, and Language.
    Einolf, Christopher J. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 435-455.

    Using life history interview data & coding, finds various verbalized themes of the importance of religion positively related to helping behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Life histories; Salience; Volunteering
  • Life Histories of Baha'i Women in Canada. Constructing Religious Identity in the Twentieth Century.
    Echevarria, Lynn (2011)
    Bern: Peter Lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Baha┤i, Canada; Identity; Life histories; Canada
  • Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture.
    Mitchell, Claire, and Gladys Ganiel (2011)
    Dublin: University College Dublin Press.

    Analysis of religious change throughout the lifecourse. Based on 95 interviews with current or former Northern Irish Evangelicals.

    Associated Search Terms: Everyday life; Life course; Emerging church; Evangelical, Great Britain; Atheist, Great Britain; Life histories; Great Britain, Northern Ireland
  • Gender in the Discursive Practices of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the Former East Germany.
    Rajtar, Malgorzata (2011)
    Social Compass 58:2: 260-270.

    Based on life histories of Jehovah's Witnesses in Saxony, focusing on the clash between Jehovah's Witness gender stratification & East German egalitarian discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Germany, East; Life histories; Stratification; Women; Jehovah┤s Witness, Germany; Gender
  • The Hijab: Boundary Work and Identity Negotiations among Immigrant Muslim Women in the Los Angeles Area.
    Furseth, Inger (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 365-385.

    Reports attitudes of Muslim immigrant women in the Los Angeles area toward wearing the vail, based on life histories.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Islam, U.S.A.; Life histories; Migrant; United States, California, Los Angeles; Clothing
  • Becoming a New Ager: A Conversion, an Affiliation, a Fashion?
    Dericquebourg, RÚgis (2009)
    In Guiseppe Giordan (ed.) Conversion in the Age of Pluralism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 131-162.

    Based on selected life histories of new age converts.

    Associated Search Terms: Life histories; Conversion; New age
  • "...Qui in Italia tuto Ŕ diverso...". Religione e religiositÓ nelle storie di vita di donne musulmane immigrate in Italia.
    Chiappelli, Tiziana (2009)
    Religione e SocietÓ 65: 61-68.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Migrant; Life histories; Islam, Italy; Italy
  • "The priest obviously doesn't know that I'm gay": The religious and spiritual jouneys of Latino gay men.
    Garcia, Dalia I., Jennifer Gray-Stanley, and Jesus Ramirez-Valles (2008)
    Journal of Homosexualiy 53:2: 411-436.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Latino Americans; Life histories; Disaffiliation
  • When a Funeral Isn't Just a Funeral: The Layered Meaning of Everyday Action.
    Munson, Ziad (2007)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Everyday Religion. Observing Modern Religious Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 121-135,

    Based on life histories from 82 pro-life activists in 3 U.S. cities.

    Associated Search Terms: Life histories; Activists; Abortion
  • In the course of a lifetime: Tracing religious belief, practice, and change.
    Dillon, Michele, and Paul Wink (2007)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Panel interview study of respondents born in Oakland, California, 1920/21 & 1924/29.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Oakland; Gerontology; Life course; Life histories; Panel study; Longitudinal
  • From Quest for Truth to Being Oneself: Religious Change in Life Stories.
    Furseth, Inger (2006)
    Frankfurt: Peter Lang

    Associated Search Terms: Norway; Life histories
  • Narrative biografiche e percorsi di trasformazione identitaria all'interno di due nuovi movimenti religiosi a Torino.
    Pannofino, Nicola (2006)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, l'UniversitÓ di Torino.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Life histories; Identity; Conversion
  • ╩tre bouddhiste en France aujourd'hui (new edition 2004).
    ╔tienne, Bruno, and RaphaŰl Liogier (1997)
    Paris: Hachette.

    Popular level explanation of Buddhism & its varieties; provides rich descriptions of rites & settings. Conversion life histories, pp. 108ff.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; France; Life histories; Buddhist, France
  • ASC Induction Techniques, Spiritual Experiences, and Commitment to New Religious Movements.
    Howell, Julia Day (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:2: 141-164.

    Based on 1991-95 participant observation with Brahma Kumaris in Sydney & Brisbane; illustrates the role of experience in securing commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Life histories; Meditation; New religions; Commitment; Brahma Kumari, Australia; Australia; Experience
  • Social and Religious Outlooks of a Young Labor Elite.
    Wagner, Helmut R. (1955)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, New School for Social Research.

    Analyzes life histories & resumes written by students in West German labor union training schools after World War II; includes accounts of spiritual/religious adherence & adjustments.

    Associated Search Terms: Labor; Germany, West; Generations; Life histories
  • The Secularization of a Church-Related College.
    Nelson, Leona Bernice (1953)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Anderson College, Indiana, U.S.A. Uses institutional data & life histories of stuents.

    Associated Search Terms: University; Secularization; Life histories; Education
  • The Catholic Priest. A Study in the Sociology of the Professions.
    Donovan, John D. (1951)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Harvard University.

    Includes questionnaire & life history data from Catholic seminarians, & description of the Catholic clergy status and seminary. Life histories are limited to religious autobiographies.

    Associated Search Terms: Life histories; Seminarians; Seminary; Clergy; Occupation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Changing Religious Sect: A Study of Social Types.
    Weller, Forrest Levaun (1945)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. thesis, University of Chicago.

    Uses life histories from students in Brethren colleges to explore the experience of change in the Church of the Brethren.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Typology; Church of the Brethren; Life histories
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