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  • Somatic coordination: An ethnography of religious entrainment in Christian and neo-pagan rituals.
    Dougherty, Beth L. (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 108-128.

    Based on interviews subsequent to participant observation in witch, Catholic, & Unitarian prayer services. Sensory boundary work allows for the establishment of extra-institutional ritual moments.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Ritual; Experience
  • "In the Lord's Hands": Divine healing and embodiment in a fundamentalist Christian church.
    Glassman, Lindsay W. (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 35-57.

    2014-17 participant observation study of an urban fundamentalist Christian community that rejects modern medicine. The rejection serves as an expression of their faith identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Medical; Participant observation; Identity
  • "Christian but not religious": Being church as Christian hardcore punk.
    McDowell, Amy D. (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 58-77.

    Based on 2008-12 participant observation & interviews. Some youth engage in religion collectively rather than individualistically, but not in segmented institutions--a case of dedifferentiation.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Music; Individualism; Youth; Differentiation; Participant observation
  • Religious Vitality in Christian Intentional Communities: A Comparative and Ethnographic Study.
    Killian, Mark (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Comparative; Commune
  • Le Lions clubs au Bénin: un club caritatif qui pratique une liturgie à dessein politique.
    de Hasque, Jean-Frédéric (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 206-219.

    Based on 2011-15 observation in Lions Club meetings, which take on the appearance of political liturgies of an elite pan-Africanism seeking independence from North American Lions Clubs.

    Associated Search Terms: Benin; Political religion; Participant observation
  • John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healig.
    Rocha, Cristina (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist; Participant observation; Healing; Globalization
  • Religion and culture of the Lingayats: Tradition and modernity.
    Chekki, Dan A. (2017)
    Saarbricken, Germany: Lambert.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; Lingayat (ethnic group, India); Participant observation
  • Transmitting the Spirit: Religious Convrsion, Media, and Urban Violence in Brazil.
    Oosterbaan, Martijn (2017)
    University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Conversion; Media; Participant observation; Pentecostal, Brazil
  • The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen.
    Day, Abby (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Participant observation; Gerontology; Church of England
  • Bingo! Holy play in experience-oriented society.
    Groot, Kees de (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 194-205.

    Based on 2006-14 participant observation of advertised public events in the Netherlands; data are reported from 4 events. Sacred or holy play appears in unexpected places. Uses a typology of play for interpretation

    Associated Search Terms: Huizinga, Johan; Sacred; Experience; Netherlands; Participant observation; Play; Ritual
  • Religious culture and immigrant civic participation.
    Martinez, Juan R. (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 205-224.

    Based on 2006-11 participant observation in a Midwest U.S.A. city; religion provided a cultural resource for pro-immigrant mobilization.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Culture; Migrant; Participant observation; Social movement
  • Taming the spirit by appropriating indigenous culture: An ethnographic study of the True Jesus Church as Confucian-style Pentecostalism.
    Huang, Ke-hsien (2017)
    In Fenggang Yang, Joy K. C. Tong, and Allan H. Anderson (eds.) Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. Leiden: Brill.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Participant observation; Pentecostal, China; True Jesus Church, China
  • Challenges and opportunities of community organizing in suburban congregations.
    Geraty, Kristin (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 161-179.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interviews concerning a suburban community organizing entity near Chicago. Many participants could not grasp the entity's Industrial Areas Foundation methods & philosophy.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Participant observation; Suburb
  • Progressive religious activists and Democratic Party politics.
    Sager, Rebecca (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 56-75.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in the 2008 & '10 congressional campaigns in Virginia of Tom Perriello, who ran as a religious/left Democrat.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia; Participant observation
  • Muslim women's evolving leadership roles: A case study of women leaders in an immigrant Muslim community in post-9/11 America.
    Wang, Yuting (2017)
    Socal Compass 64:3: 424-441.

    Based on 2004-07 participant observation & interviews at a mosque in a medium-sized Midwest U.S.A. city. Muslim women used traditional gender roles to legitimate leadership on their part.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender traditionalism; Women; Participant observation; Islam, U.S.A.
  • Silent disagreement: Microinteractional solutions to moral dissent among Catholic converts.
    Ellis, Rachel (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 383-397.

    Based on 2012-13 participant observation in an east coast USA student parish convert class (RCIA), followed by interviews. Norms of conflict avoidance preserved a private space of dissent from official teachings on contraception & homosexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Interaction; Moral; Birth control; Norm; Homosexuality; Convert; Participant observation; Conflict; Catholic; Belief; Dissent
  • Politicizing Islam. The Islamic Revival in France and India.
    Parvez, Z. Fareen (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Privatization; Stratification; Politics, India; Minority; Laïcité; India, Hyderabad; Islam, France; France, Lyons; Islam, India
  • Religion as cultural models: Developing an emic measure of religiosity.
    Dengah, H.J. François, II (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 104-125.

    Differential adherence, "consonance," with religious cultural norms affect health. Illustrations from 2 Brazilian Pentecostal congregations taken from 2011-12 participant observation. Uses the Duke University Religion Index.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Health; Dimensions of religiosity; Culture; Conformity; Brazil, São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto; Stress; Pentecostal, Brazil
  • Activist etiquette in the multicultural immigrant rights movement.
    Diaz-Edelman, Mia (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 138-160.

    Based on 2006-08 participant observation & interviews in San Diego County with participants in the immigrant rights movement. A group style or "multicultural activist etiquette" helped keep the movement together.

    Associated Search Terms: Etiquette; United States, California, San Diego; Social movement; Participant observation; Migrant; Activists; Diversity
  • The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion.
    Inge, Anabel (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on field work in a London mosque, focusing on women who converted from other Muslim traditions to Salafi Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Conversion; Great Britain, London; Islam, Great Britain; Islam, Salafi; Women
  • Compliance or negotiation? Diyanet's female preachers and the diffusion of a "true" religion in Turkey.
    Maritato, Chiara (2017)
    Social Compass 64:4: 530-545.

    Female preachers in Istanbul Mosques, employed & thus somewhat controlled by the state, navigate daily between compliance with state standards and popular interpretations. Based on 2013-2014 participant observation.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Social control; Participant observation; Preaching; Islam, Turkey; Turkey, Istanbul; State; Women
  • Gypsy leadership, cohesion and social memory in the Evangelical Church of Philadelphia.
    Cantón-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: Calós (Spanish gypsy); Philadelphia Church (Spanish Evangelical); Life histories; Charisma; Authority; Spain; Pentecostal, Spain; Gypsy, Spain; Participant observation
  • "A part of who I am": Material objects as "plot devices" in the formation of religious selves.
    Winchester, Daniel (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 83-103.

    Based on participant observation in 3 Orthodox churches in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Focuses on the use of material objects, especially icons, in the identity narratives of converts.

    Associated Search Terms: Icon; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Self; Participant observation; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Identity; Art; Material culture
  • A faith for all? Boundaries of religion and ethnicity among Sikhs.
    Khalsa, Simranjit (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:3: 340-362.

    Based on interviews in an ethnic Indian & in a non-ethnic convert community of Sikhs in a southern U.S.A. city. The convert community practiced yoga, their men wearing turbans over uncut hair, & followed a guru-like leader. Such practices as yoga & turbans breaks from the Indian identity of Sikhs.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Ethnic; Convert; Denomination (organizational entity); Identity; Indian Americans; Yoga, U.S.A.; Sikh, U.S.A.; Practice
  • Ethnic church meets megachurch: Indian american Christianity in motion.
    Kurien, Prema A. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on interviews & participant observation in India & U.S.A. The Mar Thoma church from Kerala, India, loses its ethnic uniqueness in the 2nd generation in the U.S.A., which becomes more American Evangelical. Caste background, current class differences, & generation affect gender stances in the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Family; Gender role; Caste; Mar Thoma, U.S.A.; Class; Generations; India, Kerala; Migrant; Socialization; Transnational; Indian Americans; Participant observation; Mar Thoma, India
  • 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
  • Chasing Religion in the Caribbean: Ethnographic Journeys from Antigua toTrinidad.
    Marina, Peter J. (2016)
    New York: Palgrave Macmillan

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Charisma; Caribbean
  • Found theologies versus imposed theologies: Remarks on theology and ethnography from a sociological perspective.
    Marti, Gerardo (2016)
    Ecclesia Pratices 3:2: 157-172.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Theology
  • Studying apps: Research approches to the digital Bible.
    Hutchings, Tim (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 97-108.

    Describes conducting research through telephone interviews with designers of bible-oriented apps, & through immersing oneself in the use of such apps & in online "communities."

    Associated Search Terms: Ethics; Internet; Media; Participant observation
  • Prayer, patronage, and personal agency in Nicaraguan accounts of receiving international aid.
    Probasco, LiErin (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 233-249.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in 2 international aid ventures in Nicaragua. Prayer enabled aid recipients to align their actions with those of donors.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Development; Participant observation; Prayer; Nicaragua
  • "It just always seemed like it wasn't a big deal, yet I know for some people they really struggle with it": LGBT religious identities in context.
    Fuist, Todd Nicholas (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 770-786.

    Based on interviews & participant observation in 3 LGBT-identified congregations in the U.S.A. Some interviewees felt a need to reconcile dissonant components of the self-concept, some did not.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Participant observation; Homosexuality; Self concept
  • "You can vote with your feet if you want". Users' Responses to Religious Services in the Context of Food Charity in a Finnish City.
    Salonen, Anna Sofia (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 109-124.

    Based on participant observation in food assistance organizations in Tampere, Finland. Patrons did not criticize the religious services that came with the food.

    Associated Search Terms: Finland, Tampere; Charities; Social services; Participant observation
  • Prophets of resistance: Social justice activists contesting comfortable church culture.
    Delehanty, John D. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 37-58.

    Based on 2014-15 participant observation in a Christian-only community organizing coalition. Individualist "comfortable" church culture hinders organizing around issues of social justice, limiting activism to charitable works.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Activism; Community organization; Culture; Individualism; Social justice; Justice
  • "Baba has come to civilize us": Developmental idealism and framing the strict demands of the Brahma Kumaris.
    McKendry-Smith, Emily (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 698-716.

    Based on 2008-09 interviews with 47 women who attended Brahma Kumari centers in Nepal, as well as participation observation in the centers. The women accepted strict practices that seemed modern but not celibacy, which did not seem modern.

    Associated Search Terms: Brahma Kumari, Nepal; Celibacy; Frame alignment; Modern; Nepal; New religions; Participant observation; Strictness
  • Mystical bodies/unruly bodies: Experience, empowerment and subjectification in Syrian Sufism.
    Pinto, Paulo G. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 197-212.

    Ethnographic report of ritual body piercing in a ritual lodge of a Sufi community in northern Syria, which creates a variety of charisma. Based on 1999-2010 field work.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Body; Syria, Afrin; Kurdish Syrians; Experience; Islam, Sufi, Syria; Charisma; Participant observation
  • Summoned: Identification and religious life in a Jewish neighborhood.
    Tavory, Iddo (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Uses the expression "identification" to refer to the construction of identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Identification; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Symbolic interactionism; Participant observation
  • Managed diversity: Race, place, and an urban church.
    Barron, Jessica M. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 18-36.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interview data from a youth-oriented downtown Chicago congregation planted by a suburban megachurch. Clergy appropriate some African American culture for the largely white congregation so show they are modern, but avoid being a Black church.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Diversity; Urban; Parish; Race; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Teaching and learning to be religious: Pedagogies of conversion to Islam and Christianity.
    Galonnier, Juliette, and Diego de los Rios (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 59-81.

    Based on 2013-14 participant observation in a Muslim class for converts in a Midwest U.S. city & an Evangelical one mostly for Latinos in south Florida. Finds similarities in pedagogy despite differences in doctrinal & practiced content.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Conversion; Education; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Orthodoxy as project: Temporality and action in an American Protestant denomination.
    Brophy, Sorcha A. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:2: 123-143.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & content analyses of meetings & websites in a conservative U.S.A. Protestant denomination. Orthodoxy is socially constructed in terms of a resisted future.

    Associated Search Terms: Grounded theory; Time; Participant observation; Internet; Forum; Content analysis; Conservative, U.S.A.; Orthodoxy (doctrinal)
  • Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted.
    Munro, Patricia Keer (2016)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Participant observation; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States.
    Abdul Khabeer, Su'ad (2016)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Ethnography of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, in Chicago. Use of African American culture markers to assimilate whites to the religious expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Aesthetic; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Islam, U.S.A.; Race; Participant observation
  • God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right.
    Barrett-Fox, Rebecca (2016)
    Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas.

    Associated Search Terms: Westboro Baptist Church; Conservative, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Prejudice, anti-homosexual; Participant observation
  • Becoming a God hunter towards conversion in a Brooklyn tongue-speaking church.
    Marina, Peter J. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 76-92.

    Based on participant observation in an Afro-Caribbean Pentecostal church in Brooklyn. The series of sequential steps in entering into the religious search have a long & complex story for the individuals, not a mere crisis.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Participant observation; Afro-Caribbean Americans; United States, New York, Brooklyn; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Narrative
  • "I was a Muslim, but now I am a Christian": Preaching, legitimation, and identity management in a southern Evangelical church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 250-270.

    Based on 2012-13 participant observation in a Charlotte Evangelical church. Case study of a convert immigrant pastor who contends with his minority status through his homilies.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Discourse; United States, North Carolina, Charlotte; Race; Participant observation; Homily; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Legitimation; Case study
  • Why worry about evolution? Boundries, practices, and moral salience in Sunni and Evangelical high schools.
    Guhim, Jeffrey (2016)
    Sociological Theory 34:2: 151-174.

    Based on participant observation in 2 Sunni & 2 Evangelical schools in New York City. Evolution is a greater problem for Evangelicals because of their literal interpretation of scripture.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Comparative; Education; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Moral; United States, New York, New York; Literalism
  • Why worry about evolution? Boundaries, practices and moral salience in Sunni and Evangelical high schools.
    Guhin, Jeffrey (2016)
    Sociological Theory 34:2: 151-174.

    Participant observation in New York City Evangelical & Sunni high schools. Evolution is more salient to the former because of the centrality of biblical literalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Education; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Evolution; Islam, U.S.A.; Literalism; United States, New York, New York
  • Political engagement meets the Prosperity Gospel: African American Christian Zionism and Black church politics.
    Baumann, Roger (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 359-385.

    Based on fieldwork in a conservative Zionist Black church in the northeast U.S.A. & events staged by Christians United for Israel, & follow-up interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Zionism; African Americans; Conservative, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Politics, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Prophetic-priestly
  • West Indian Pentecostals: Living Their Faith in New York and London.
    McLean-Farrell, Janice A. (2016)
    London: Bloomsbury Academic.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; United States, New York, New York; West Indian Americans; Participant observation; Migrant; Pentecostal; Generations; West Indian British; Great Britain, London
  • African Pentecostals in Catholic Europe. The Politics of Presence in the Twenty-First Century.
    Butticci, Annalisa (2016)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

    Participant observation of African Pentecostal worship in Ital; in practice they parallel Catholicism in their sacramental materiality--especially that of folk Catholicism. The worship also establishes a anti-structure a term the author does not use.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Prejudice, racial; Popular Catholicism; Pentecostal, Italy; Participant observation; Minority; Material culture; Materiality; Relic; Art; Italy; Migrant; Anti-structure; Catholic, Italy; Certeau, Michel de; Competition; Experience; Folk religion; Gramsci, Antonio; African Italians
  • "Give us a sign of your presence": Paranormal investigation as a spiritual practice.
    Eaton Marc A. (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:4: 389-412.

    Based on participant observation in 16 investigations of ghost reports.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghost; Paranormal; Participant observation
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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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