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  • Getting to church. Exploring Narratives of Gender and Joining.
    Gallagher, Sally K. (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on interviews, focus groups, & participant observation with 3 congregations (Presbyterian, Baptist, Orthodox) in the US Northwest. Describes how people join each congregation and gendered differences in what new members resonated with. Congregational cultures mattered.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Congregation; Focus group; Gender; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Socialization
  • Building Traditions: Comparing Space, Ritual, and Community in Three Congregations.
    Gallagher, Sally K. (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 47:1: 70-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Architecture; Parish; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Conservative Baptist
  • Sociodemographic Characteristics of Religious Groups in Canada.
    Heaton, Tim B. (1986)
    Sociological Analysis 47;1: 54-65.

    Analyzes 1981 Canadian census data; allows for a focus on smaller, often overlooked denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Salvation Army, Canada; Reformed, Canada; Orthodox, eastern, Canada; Denomination (organizational entity); United Church of Canada; Presbyterian, Canada; Jewish, Canada
  • The Social Structure of Religious and Ethnoreligious Groups in a Metropolitan Community.
    Laumann, Edward O. (1969)
    American Sociological Review 34:2: 182-197.

    Analyzes 1966 interview data from Detroit area native-born white men aged 21-64; focuses on communality among religious-ethnic groupings.

    Associated Search Terms: Churches of Christ, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Jewish, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Communality; United States, Michigan, Detroit; Stratification; Urban; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Centralization/Decentralization in Formal Organizations: A Case Study of American Protestant Denominations.
    Makler, Harry M. (1963)
    Review of Religious Research 5:1: 5-11.

    Examines the decisions (appointment, training, etc.) made at local, district, state, & general assembly levels in 11 U.S. Protestant denominations, by a person, small group, or assembly.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist Church, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Orthodox Presbyterian; Episcopal; Organization; Congregational, U.S.A.
  • Religious Exogamy: A Study of Social Distance.
    Bealer, Robert C., Fern K. Willits, and Gerald W. Bender (1963)
    Sociology and Social Research 48:1: 69-79.

    Analyzes longitudinal data from a sample of rural Pennsylvania 1947 high school sophomores; sect-likeness did not affect religious exogamy.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Typology; United States, Pennsylvania; Rural; Social distance; Catholic, U.S.A.; Greek Orthodox, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Marriage; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • Religious Preference and Interreligious Mixtures in Marriage and Divorce in Iowa.
    Chancellor, Loren E., and Thomas P. Monahan (1955)
    American Journal of Sociology 61:3: 233-239.

    Analyzes 1953 data.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Baptist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Reformed, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Divorce; Marriage; United States, Iowa
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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