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  • 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)
  • The racialization of Muslims in France and the United States: Some insights from white converts to Islam.
    Galonnier, Juliette (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 570-583.

    Based on interviews & participant observation with white converts to Islam in France & U.S.A. The converts were perceived to be of a different race from that of their origin. The American converts were seen as race traitors & the French converts as adopting a lower status.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States; Racialization; Islam, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); Comparative; Islam, France; Convert; France
  • Religion and wealth mobility: The case of American Latinos.
    Keister, Lisa A., and E. Paige Borelli (2014)
    In Lisa A. Keiser and Darren E. Sherkat (eds.) Religion and Inequalty in America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 119-145.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Mobility (vertical)
  • Lone Star Muslims. Transnational Lives and the South Asian Experience in Texas.
    Afzal, Ahmed (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on field work in a Houston suburb; retailers adde3d Muslim religious goods to their inventories. Ismaili Islam facilitated a work ethic. One chapter deals with the use of Islam & South Asian culture as a resource for gay men.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Assimilation; Economic; Migrant; Homosexuality; Pakistani Americans; Participant observation; Transnational; United States, Texas, Houston; Urban; Ismaili, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Media
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.; Polity; Practice; Sexual activity; Sexual attitudes; Change; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality; Belief; Conversion; Education; Secularization; Rational choice theory; Membership; Identification; Marriage; Migration; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States
  • Faith and Money: How Religion Contributes to Wealth and Poverty.
    Keister, Lisa A. (2011)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Develops a model for the impact of religious identification on wealth accumulation of American Conservative Protestants, Black Protestants, Mainline Protestants, white Catholics, Hispanic Catholics, Jews, & others. A chapter examines denominations (Mormons & Mainline Protestant denominations).

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage/divorce; Mormon, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); Latino Americans; Generations; Fertility; Family; Education; Economic; Conservative, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; African Americans; United States; Stratification; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Corporéités, Ascéticismes et Sécularisation dans le Discours de la Confrérie Naqshbandi Turque Contemporaine.
    Manço, Ural (2010)
    Social Compass 57:4: 479-492.

    Analysis of the discourse of a late 20th century Sufi sheik.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Asceticism; Discourse; Inner-worldly asceticism; Islam, Turkey; Turkey; Islam, Sufi; Other-worldly asceticism; Mobility (vertical)
  • Whither the Flock? The Catholic Church and the Success of Mexicans in America.
    Lopez, David (2009)
    In Richard Alba, Albert J. Raboteau, and Josh DeWind (eds.) Immigration and Religion in America. Comparative and Historical Perspectives. New York: New York University Press, pp. 71-98.

    Argues that Catholic institutions are not particularly relevant to the upward mobility of Mexican Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Mexican Americans; Migrant; Catholic, U.S.A.; Ethnic
  • Boss Christians: The Business of Religion in the 'Wenzhou Model' of Christian Revival.
    Cao, Nanlai (2008)
    China Journal 59: 63-87.

    Ethnographic study of the transformation of marginal rural Christians in Wenzhou into prosperous business people who reform Chinese Christianity along entrepreneurial lines.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Mobility (vertical); Participant observation; China, Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou; Christian, China; Change
  • Social Mobility and Religion: Evidence from Lebanon.
    El Khoury, Marianne, and Ugo Panizza (2006)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 16: 133-160.

    Based on 1994-96 Lebanese survey data ; Christian Maronites & Muslim Shi'ites were more vertically mobile (as measured by cross-generational education) than Muslim Sunnis.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Sunni, Lebanon; Shi'ite, Lebanon; Lebanon; Education; Catholic, Maronite, Lebanon
  • 'Discerning the Spirit' in the Context of Racial Integrtion and Conflict in Two Assemblies of God Churches.
    Wright, Bonnie (2005)
    Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior 35:4: 413-435.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Michigan, Detroit; Glossolalia; Mobility (vertical); African Americans; Race; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Social Mobility in Nineteenth-century The Hague.
    Poppel, Frans van, Aart C. Liefbroer, and Jona Schellekens (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:2: 247-271.

    Based on a sampling from marriage records. Very little vertical mobility occurred in 19th century The Hague, leaving Protestants over-represented in the upper class, Jews in the petit bourgeoisie, & Catholics in the working class.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Netherlands; Jewish, Netherlands; Protestant, Netherlands; Stratification; Historical; Netherlands, The Hague; Mobility (vertical); Community study
  • Religious Intermarrige in Dublin: The Importance of Status Boundaries between Religious Groups.
    O'Leary, Richard (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:4: 471-487.

    Analyzes 1991 census data for Dublin. Since Protestants were historically higher class, it is easier for Protestant women to marry "up" than for Catholic women, when marrying across religious lines.

    Associated Search Terms: Ireland, Dublin; Catholic, Ireland; Marriage; Protestant, Ireland; Mobility (vertical); Stratification
  • De Facto Congregationalism and Socioeconomic Mobility in Laotian and Vietnamese Immigrant Communities: A Study of Religious Institutions and Economic Change.
    Bankston, Carl L. III, and Min Zhou (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:4: 453-470.

    Organizing ethnic religious organizations in America results in a de facto congregationalism; evidence from a Vietnamese immigrant Catholic parish & a Laotian Buddhist temple in Louisiana illustrate the point.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Ethnic; Polity; United States, Louisiana; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant; Laotian Americans; Vietnamese Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Entrepreneurship and Religion: Korean Immigrants in Houston, Texas.
    Kwon, Victoria Hyonchu (1997)
    New York: Garland.

    Church of immigrants largely in small business, who typically experienced downward mobility.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Mobility (vertical); Migrant; Korean Americans
  • Socioeconomic Attainment and Expressions of Jewish Identification, 1970 and 1990.
    Wilder, Esther I. (1996)
    Journal for the scientific Study of Religion 35:2: 109-127.

    Analyzes 1970 & '90 Jewish National (U.S.A.) Population Survey data; upward mobility predicted greater Jewish identity expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); Identity
  • Preferences, Constraints, and Choices in Religious Markets: An Explanation of Religious Switchers and Apostasy.
    Sherkat, Darren E., and John Wilson (1995)
    Social Forces 73:3: 993-1026.

    Develops a theoretical model that goes beyond the atomism of rational choice theory & incorporates family & organizational variables; analyzes 1965 & '73 panel data from '65 U.S. high school seniors.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Family; Disaffiliation; Mobility (vertical); Students, secondary; Rational choice theory
  • Black Mormon Converts in the United States and Africa: Social Characteristics and Perceived Acceptance.
    Jacobson, Cardell K., Tim B. Heaton, E. Dale LeBaron, and Trina Louise Hope (1994)
    In Marie Cornwall, Tim b. Heaton, and Lawrence A. Young (eds.), Contemporary Mormonism. Social Science Perspectives. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 326-347.

    Based on 1985-88 oral histories in the U.S., & 1988 interview data from Africa; reports class, vertical mobility, & family structures.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Mobility (vertical); Race; Family; Stratification; Africa; Mormon; Conversion
  • Emancipation through proselytism? Some reflections on the marginal status of the depressed classes.
    Jayaram, N. (1992)
    Sociological Bulletin 41:1/2: 67-80. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 256-272]

    Conversion for purposes of upward mobility ha snot worked in the caste system of India.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Hindu, India; Mobility (vertical); Marginality; India; Conversion
  • Class Collaboration for the Sake of Religion: Elite Control and Social Mobility in a Nineteenth-century Colonial Mission.
    Miller, Jon (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:1: 35-53.

    Examines the Basel Mission to the Gold Coast as a mechanism for the missionaries' upward mobility.

    Associated Search Terms: Basel Mission; Mobility (vertical); Missionary; Ghana
  • Non-ordained Workers in the Catholic Church: Power and Mobility among American Nuns.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:2: 148-161.

    Based on 1986 interview data from 24 sisters belonging to 4 Catholic congregations in New York, Ohio, & Michigan, & 1986-88 field notes at pastoral associates' meetings in the New York City area.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Mobility (vertical); Power
  • Religious Wwitching: An Alternative Model.
    Whitt, Hugh P., Harry J. Crockett, Jr., and Nicholas Babchuk (1988)
    Social Science Research 17:3: 206-218. Comment by Darren E. Sherkat 19 (1990): 239-24. Reply by Whitt & Babchuk 21 (1992): 204-215. Rejoinder by Darren E. Sherkat 22 (1993): 208-227.

    Proposes methodological corrections in the analysis of relationships between occupational mobility & changes of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; United States; Mobility (vertical); Methodology
  • Religion, Economics, and Class in American Politics.
    Vidich, Arthur J. (1987)
    International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society 1:1: 4-22.

    Sees the economic ideology of the Regan administration as a secular substitute for Calvinist morality among the upwardly mobile.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.
  • Informal Supportive Networks: Quasi-Kin Groups, Religion and Social Order among Surinam Creoles in the Netherlands.
    VanWetering, Wilhelmina (1987)
    Sociologia Neerlandica 23:2: 92-101.

    Based on participant observation in Bijlmermeer; observes efforts to counter disorganizing impacts of horizontal & vertical mobility & illegal activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Surinamese Dutch; Drug; Mobility (horizontal); Mobility (vertical); Participant observation; Netherlands, Bijlmermeer
  • Who Escapes? The Relation of Church Going and Other Background Factors to the Socioeconomic Performance of Black Male Youths from Inner-city Tracts.
    Freeman, Richard B. (1986)
    In R.B. Freeman and H.J. Holzer (eds.) The Black Youth Employment Crisis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 353-376.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; Urban; Mobility (vertical); Economic; African Americans; Adolescents
  • Social and Religious Change in Four English Roman Catholic Parishes.
    Hornsby-Smith, Michael P., Raymond M. Lee, and Peter A. Reilly (1984)
    Sociology 18:3: 353-365.

    Social mobility & its effects seem minimal; attitudes toward contraception & liturgical innovations suggest changed attitudes about religious authority.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Mobility (vertical); Birth control; Parish; Change; Great Britain; Catholic, Great Britain
  • Lenski Revisited: The Linkage Role of Religion in Primary and Secondary Groups.
    McIntosh, William Alex, and John P. Alston (1982)
    American Journal of Sociology 87: 852-882.

    Analyzes 1974, '75, & '77 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; finds religion mediates how people relate to the wider society, but little difference between Protestant & Catholic ways.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Mobility (vertical); Protestant, U.S.A.; Social participation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Plymouth Congregational Church of Louisville, Kentucky.
    Berry, Jr., Benjamin D. (1981)
    Phylon 42:3: 224-232.

    Social history of a middle/upper class African American congregation that left its emotionalist religious tradition & joined the Congregationalist denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Parish; Congregational, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); United States, Kentucky, Louisville
  • Status Seekers in India. A Sociological Study of the Neo-Buddhist Movement.
    Bopegamage, A. (1979)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 20;1: 19-39.

    Analyzes 1969-70 interview data from Mahar & neo-Buddhist household heads in Maharashtra State; shows that conversion to neo-Buddhism was often motivated by a desire for higher status, but non-converts to Buddhism also experienced less social exclusion over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Mobility (vertical); Buddhist, India; India, Maharashtra State
  • The Rise of Jainism and its Adoption by the Vaishyas of India: A Case Study in Sanskritisation and Status Mobility.
    Gandhi, Raj S. (1977)
    Social Compass 24:2/3: 247-260.

    Associated Search Terms: Sanskritization; India; Mobility (vertical); Jain
  • 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
  • Musical Pews: Rural and Urban Models of Occupational and Religious Mobility.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and William E. Snizek (1976)
    Sociology and Social Research 60: 279-289.

    Analyzes 1960 election study data; shows ruralites changing to denominations that are helpful for social mobility & urbanites reluctant to change denomination until achieving class stability.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Rural; Conversion; Urban; Occupation
  • Black Catholicism and the Spirit of Weber.
    Hunt, Larry L., and Janet G. Hunt (1976)
    Sociological Quarterly 17:3: 369-377.

    Examines the association between upward mobility & Catholicism among African Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; African Americans; Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Protestant Ethic
  • Islamization and Muslim ethnicity in south India.
    Mines, Mattison (1975)
    Man 10:3: 404-418.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Tamil, India; Mobility (vertical); Islam, India; India, Tamil-Nadu; Ethnic
  • Occupational and Religious Mobility in a Small City.
    Lauer, Robert H. (1975)
    Sociological Quarterly 16: 380-392.

    Analyzes telephone interview data from household heads in a small Midwest U.S. city; shows highly educated people who are occupationally mobile across great distance to be highly religiously mobile.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Conversion; Unitarian; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Occupation; Episcopal; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Christian Science; Methodist, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Christian (U.S.A. denomination); Mobility (vertical)
  • Priests and Laity: A Profession in Transition.
    Goldner, Fred H., Thomas P. Ference, and Richard R. Ritti (1973)
    Sociological Review Monograph 20: 119-137.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Clergy role; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Occupational and Educational Mobility in Relation to Caste in Urban India.
    Ramu, G.N., and Paul D. Wiebe (1973)
    Sociology and Social Research 58:1: 84-94.

    Analyzes a 1970-71 survey of Hindus in Kolar Gold Fields; caste effects had declined but were real.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, India; Mobility (vertical); Caste; India, Mysore, Kolar Gold Fields; Occupation; Education
  • Aggregate Social Mobility among Major Protestant Denominations and Major Religious Groups, 1939-1969.
    Alston, Jon P. (1973)
    Sociological Analysis 34:3: 230-235.

    1939, '45, & '69 sample surveys of American white adults.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Episcopal; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • Social Mobility and Doctrinal Orthodoxy.
    VanRoy, Ralph F., Frank D. Bean, and James R. Wood (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:4: 427-439.

    Analyzes interview data from 12 congregations representing 6 denominations in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Mobility (vertical)
  • Sanskritization and Social Change in India.
    Bopegamage, A., and R.N. Kulahalli (1971)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 12:1: 123-132.

    Examines the useful of the concept, "Sanskritization," developed by Srinivas, i.e., as status emulation by castes.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Sanskritization; India; Hindu
  • Mobility in Ministerial Career Patterns: Exploration.
    Wimberley, Ronald C. (1971)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 10:3: 249-253.

    Analyzes data from Southern Baptist pastors; shows 40% upwardly mobile, over 25% stable, & others erratic, downwardly mobile, & non-mobile; adds further analyzes with congregation & personal variables.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Clergy; Southern Baptist
  • Status Loss as a Source of Ethno-religious Factionalism.
    Vrga, Djuro J., and Frank J. Fahey (1971)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 10:2: 101-110.

    Strains & conflicts from lowered status after immigration contributed to the 1963 schism in the Serbian Orthodox Church in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Serbian Orthodox, U.S.A.; Schism; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Mobility (vertical)
  • Status and Mobility of Catholics vis-à-vis Several Protestant Denominations: More Evidence.
    Bode, Jerry G. (1970)
    Sociological Quarterly 11:1: 103-111.

    analyzes 1967 interview data from a Nebraska sample.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Nebraska; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical)
  • Religion and Occupational Achievement.
    Jackson, Elton F., William S. Fox, and Harry J. Crockett, Jr. (1970)
    American Sociological Review 35:1: 48-63.

    Analyzes 1957 U.S. data; shows Protestants more likely than Catholics of the same background to enter higher status & Catholic to enter lower status nonmanual occupations; Protestants more often moved sharply upward & Catholics downward.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); Protestant Ethic; United States
  • Economic and Non-economic Liberalism, Upward Mobility Potential and Catholic Working-class Youth.
    O'Kane, James (1970)
    Social Forces 48:4: 499-506.

    Examines the relationship between upward mobility potential & the political attitudes of male Catholic working class adolescents. Mobiles are more liberal than non-mobiles on non-economic issues, but no relationship exists with economic ones.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Mobility (vertical); Catholic, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Economic
  • Occupational Placement and Mobility of Protestants and Catholics, 1953-1964.
    Alston, Jon P. (1969)
    Review of Religious Research 10:3: 135-140.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Occupation; United States; Mobility (vertical)
  • La Morphologie Religieuse de Montréal.
    Lacoste, Norbert (1968)
    Revue de l'Intitut de Sociologie 1: 67-72.

    As a point at which the effort to reconstruct a rural Catholicism encounters national & global influences, Montreal is an epicenter of a national & religious crisis; the desire for mobility on the part of youth often assumes an anti-religious tint.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Catholic, Canada; Urban; Change; Canada, Quebec, Montreal
  • Social mobility and conversion of the Mahars.
    Patwardhan, Sunanda (1968)
    Sociological Bulletin 17:2: 187-202.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Maharashtra State; Conversion; Mobility (vertical); Buddhist, India
  • The Fredericton Jewish Community: A Study in Class, Status, and Religion.
    Foote, Raymond L. (1967)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of New Brunswick.

    Bases an analysis on 3 hypotheses: 1) Economic success led to a decline in Orthodox customs; 2) Economic differentiation lessened community cohesion; 3) The social isolation of the community had diminished.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, New Brunswick, Fredericton; Mobility (vertical); Jewish, Canada
  • 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
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