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  • Les metamorphoses de la mobilité. Du schème migratoire au butinage religieux.
    Droz, Yvan (2016)
    In Gilles Sraphin (ed.) Relgion, guérison et forces occultes en Afrique. Le regard du jésuite Eric de Rosny. Paris and Yaounde: Karthala et PUCAC, pp. 113-126.

    Associated Search Terms: Butinage; Conversion; Migration; Mobility (geographical); Africa
  • 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: Education; Mobility (geographical); Cultural capital; Poland; Participant observation; Life histories; Homosexuality; Catholic, Poland; Mobility (vertical)
  • Religious Identity and Mobility in Nairobi: A "Religious Repertoire" Approach.
    Gez, Yonatan N. (2014)
    Unpublsihed Ph.D. dissertation, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

    Associated Search Terms: Kenya, Nairobi; Conversion; Identity; Migration; Mobility (geographical)
  • Pentecôtisme et modernité urbaine: entre déterritorialisation des identités et réinvestissement symbolique des l'espace urbain.
    Fer, Yannick (2007)
    Social Compass 54:2: 201-210.

    Sees Pentecostalism as a religion of mobility & resistance toward urban environments.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal; Urbanism; Mobility (geographical)
  • Reassembling the Civic Church: The Changing Role of Congregtions in American Civil Society.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2002)
    In Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton (eds.) Meaning and Modernity. Religion, Polity, and Self. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 163-180.

    For people whose communities are porous, religious involvement occurs as a reassembling--i.e., they form community anew.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Membership; Individualism; Mobility (geographical); Community
  • Les origines vernaculaires du réveil pentecôtiste kenyan : mobilité sociale et politique.
    Droz, Yvan (2001)
    In André Corten et André Mary (eds.), Imaginaires politiques et pentecôtismes. Afrique/Amérique latine. Paris: Karthala, pp. 81-101.

    Associated Search Terms: Kenya; Pentecostal, Kenya; Mobility (geographical); Politics, Kenya; Migration
  • Catholicisme et territoire: pour une entrée en matière.
    Abbruzzese, Salvatore (1999)
    Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions 44/107: 5-19.

    Territory is no longer a sacral unit requiring divine legitimation; people are geographically mobile & choose worship places.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (geographical); Parish; Ecology
  • Going, Going, Gone: The Impact of Geographical Mobility on Religious Involvement.
    Bibby, Reginald W. (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 38:4: 289-307.

    analyzes 1990 Canada-wide survey data; geographical mobility has slight inverse direct effects & indirect effects through age on church attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (geographical); Practice; Canada; Age
  • Konfession, Religion und soziale Netzwerke. Zur Bedeutung christlicher Religiosität in personalen Beziehungen.
    Kecskes, Robert, and Christof Wolf (1996)
    Opladen: Leske + Budrich.

    Analyzes 1992 interview data from a Cologne sector.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Age; Germany, Cologne; Catholic, Germany; Lutheran, Germany; Dimensions of religiosity; Atheist, Germany; Education; Mobility (geographical); Communality
  • Geographic Mobility, Social Integration, and Church Attendance.
    Welch, Michael R., and John Baltzell (1984)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:1: 75-91.

    Analyzes 1972 interview data from Iowa, New Jersey, & Oregon; shows geographic mobility lowering church attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (geographical); Practice
  • The Impact of Geographical Mobility on Adolescent Religious Orientation: An Australian Study.
    DeVaus, David A. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:4: 391-403. Comment by David A. Roozen 23:4: 403-405.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 2 times, 14 months apart, from 16-18 year old students; shows those who had moved 10 miles or more to have changed religiously in various ways.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (geographical); Adolescents; Students, secondary; Australia, Victoria
  • The Process of Religious Change among Senior Adolescents.
    DeVaus, David A. (1980)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, La Trobe University, Australia.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Adolescents; Mobility (geographical)
  • American Jews: Patterns of Geographic Distribution and Change, 1952-1971.
    Newman, William M., and Peter L. Halvorson (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:2: 183-193.

    American Jews moved to new areas of the U.S., but remained overwhelmingly metropolitan & concentrated in the most pluralist parts of the nation.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (geographical); Ecology; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Those Who Stay Religious 'Nones' and Those Who Don't: A Research Note.
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk, and Wade Clark Roof (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:2: 194-200.

    Analyzes 1973-77 National Opinion Research Center (U.S.A..) data; those raised as & remaining "nones" were more politically & morally liberal than those who acquired religions; the latter were more satisfied with where they lived & their friends.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Mobility (geographical); United States
  • The Effects of Residential Migration on Church Attendance in the United States.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and Kevin Christiano (1979)
    In Robert Wuthnow (ed.) The Religious Dimension: New Directions in Quantitative Research. New York: Academic Press, pp. 257-276.

    Analyzes 1976-77 American National Election Study interview data; shows migration inversely related to church attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mobility (geographical); Practice
  • Geographical Mobility and Religious Behavior.
    Nelson, Geoffrey K., and Rosemary A. Clews (1973)
    Sociological Review 21:1: 127-135.

    Analyzes 1969 survey data from British respondents; shows geographical mobility inversely related to religious attendance & orthodoxy.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Practice; Mobility (geographical)
  • Social Dislocation and Pentecostalism: A Multivariate Analysis.
    Flora, Cornelia Butler (1973)
    Sociological Analysis 34:4: 296-307.

    Analyzes 1969 interview data from Palmira in the Cauca Valley of Colombia; lower class interviewees who had been dislocated by migration & job changes were more likely than others to become Pentecostals.

    Associated Search Terms: Occupation; Mobility (geographical); Migration; Conversion; Colombia; Pentecostal, Colombia
  • Mobility and Religious Commitment.
    Nelson, Geoffrey K., and Rosemary A. Clews (1971)
    Birmingham, England: University of Birmingham, Institute for the Study of Worship and Religious Architecture.

    Analyzes 1969 survey data from British respondents; shows geographical mobility inversely related to religious attendance & orthodoxy.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Mobility (geographical); Great Britain; Practice
  • Local and Cosmopolitan Aspects of Religious Activity in a Northern Suburb.
    Clark, David B. (1970)
    In David Martin and Michael Hill 9eds.), A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 3. London: SCM Press, pp. 45-64.

    Community study of a working class suburb in Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Mobility (geographical); Localism; Urban
  • Étude comparative des orientations académiques et de la mobilité sociale chez les diplômés canadiens-français catholiques et canadiens-anglais protestants de deux universités montréalaises.
    Paquette, Michèle (1968)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Université de Montrél.

    Tests whether economic values of French Catholics & Anglo Protestants converge; predicts humanities vs. science orientation, class origin, graduation age, & geographical mobility, with ethnicity & religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Education; Mobility (geographical); Students, undergraduate; Protestant Ethic
  • Changes in the Social Status of Lutheranism in Ninety Chicago Suburbs, 1950-1960.
    Mueller, Samuel A. (1966)
    Sociological Analysis 27:3: 138-145.

    Ranks towns & observers Lutherans moving among them in varying numbers.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Lutheran, U.S.A.; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Stratification; Mobility (geographical); Ecology
  • Religious Affiliation and Church Attendance in Metropolitan Centers.
    Cowhig, James D., and Leo F. Schnore (1962)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 23:2: 113-127.

    Analyzes 1952 survey data from U.S. cities; compares denominational distribution to results of other studies. Reports by nativity, marital status, family size, education, income, length of residence, home ownership, health, voting, church attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Education; Protestant, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mobility (geographical); Politics, U.S.A.; Medical; United States; Urban
  • Mississippi Churches: A Half Century of Change./Mississippi Churches.
    Kaufman, Harold F., Lucy W. Cole, David D. Franks, and Mary B. Whitmarsh (1959)
    Mississippi Quarterly 12:3./Starkville: Mississippi State University, Social science Research Center, Bulletin 12, 1959.

    Census of predominantly white churches in Mississippi. Counties that have stable populations tended to have higher church membership rates.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Mississippi; Mobility (geographical)
  • A City Parish Grows and Changes.
    Abbott, M. Martina (1953)
    Washington: Catholic University of America Press.

    Study of St. John the Baptist parish, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including a 1949-50 census; focuses on changes in parishioners' places of residence.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (geographical); United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Urban Mobility and Religious Observance.
    Fichter, Joseph H. (1950)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 11:3: 130-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish; Urban; Mobility (geographical); United States, Louisiana, New Orleans
  • Religious Organization in Kentucky.
    Kaufman, Harold F. (1948)
    Lexington, Kentucky: Agricultural Experimentation Station Bulletin 524.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; United States, Kentucky; Rural; Mobility (geographical)
  • The Mobility of Eminent Catholic Laymen.
    Mihanovich, Clement (1940)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 1:2: 92-99.

    Analyzes data from the 1938-39 American Catholic Who's Who.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mobility (geographical)
  • Studies of Suburbanization in Connecticut. Agricultural Experimentation Station Bulletin 212.
    Whetten, Nathan Laselle, and Edward Clifton Devereux, Jr. (1936)
    Storrs, Connecticut: Agricultural Experimentation Station, Connecticut State College, pp. 109-112.

    Observes the tendency of geographical mobility to reduce rates of church membership. Focuses on Windsor, near Hartford.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; United States, Connecticut, Windsor; Mobility (geographical)
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