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  • A Comparative Sociology of World Religions: Virtuosos, Priests, and Popular Religion.
    Sharot, Stephen (2001)
    New York: New York University Press.

    An updating of a Weberian treatment of elite & popular religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, medieval; Confucian; Hindu; Weber, Max; Commodification; Buddhist; Historical; Reformation; Islam; State; Taiwan; Hierocracy; India; Virtuoso; Little tradition; Jewish; Big tradition; Comparative; China; Daoist; Syncretism; Popular religion; Elite
  • Christianity Made in Japan. A Study of Indigenous Movements.
    Mullins, Mark R. (1998)
    Honolulu: University of Hawai'I Press.

    Studies the independent Japanese Christian churches; ch. 7 describes the accommodation of Christianity to the Japanese commemoration of ancestral dead.

    Associated Search Terms: Ancestor; Accommodation; Indigenization; Death; Big tradition; Little tradition; Japan; Christian, Japan; Minor founder; Transplantation
  • Popular Religion, Protest, and Revolt: The Emergence of Political Insurgency in the Nicaraguan and Salvadoran Churches of the 1960s-80s.
    Napstad, Sharon Erickson (1996)
    In Christian Smith (ed.) Disruptive Religion. The Force of Faith in Social Movement Activism. New York: Routledge, pp. 105-124.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberation theology; Little tradition; Catholic, El Salvador; Catholic, Nicaragua; Music; Historical; El Salvador; Social movement; Revolution; Nicaragua
  • 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: Shrine; Little tradition; India, Tamil-Nadu; Hindu, India; Folk religion; Cult; Charisma
  • The Indo-Islamic tradition.
    Momin, A.R. (1977)
    Sociological Bulletin 26:2: 242-258. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp.84-99]

    Interpretation of historical & field data using the little tradition/great tradition distinction. Makes a methodological argument for using both kinds of data.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, India; Little tradition; Methodology; India; Mobility (vertical); Big tradition; Caste; Historical; Syncretism; Participant observation
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