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  • Politicizing Islam. The Islamic Revival in France and India.
    Parvez, Z. Fareen (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Privatization; France, Lyons; India, Hyderabad; Islam, France; Islam, India; Laïcité; Minority; Participant observation; Politics, India
  • 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: Participant observation; Philadelphia Church (Spanish Evangelical); Life histories; Charisma; Authority; Pentecostal, Spain; Gypsy, Spain; Calós (Spanish gypsy); Spain
  • 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: Theology; Participant observation
  • 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; Participant observation; Internet; Media
  • 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: Participant observation; Prayer; Nicaragua; Development; Charities
  • "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: Homosexuality; Identity; Participant observation; 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; Social services; Charities; 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: Individualism; Community organization; Activism; Social justice; Participant observation; Justice; Culture
  • "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: New religions; Participant observation; Nepal; Modern; Frame alignment; Celibacy; Brahma Kumari, Nepal; 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: Syria, Afrin; Body; Charisma; Islam, Sufi, Syria; Ritual; Experience; Participant observation; Kurdish Syrians
  • Summoned: Identification and Religious Lfie in a Jewish Neighborhood.
    Tavory, Iddo (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; 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: Diversity; Parish; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Race; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • 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: Education; Participant observation; Islam, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Conversion; Comparative
  • 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: Time; Conservative, U.S.A.; Content analysis; Forum; Grounded theory; Internet; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); 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: Narrative; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, New York, Brooklyn; Afro-Caribbean Americans; Participant observation; Conversion
  • "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; Race; Participant observation; Legitimation; Homily; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Case study; United States, North Carolina, Charlotte
  • 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: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, New York, New York; Participant observation; Moral; Islam, U.S.A.; Education; Comparative; 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: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Evolution; Islam, U.S.A.; Literalism; Education; Participant observation; 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: Politics, U.S.A.; Zionism; Prophetic-priestly; Participant observation; Conservative, U.S.A.; African Americans; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.
  • "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: Participant observation; Paranormal; Ghost
  • Talking to God among a cloud of witnesses: Collective prayer as a meaningful performance.
    Fuist, Todd Nicholas (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 523-538.

    Based on field work in several politically progressive religious organizations in Seattle & Chicago. Collective prayer represents a social performance that locates those who pray within wider fields of meaning.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Culture; Prayer; Meaning
  • Sensing God: Bodily manifestations and their interpretation in Pentecostal rituals and everyday life.
    Inbody, Joel (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:3: 337-355.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in a Pentecostal congregation; notes bodily sensations found to be meaningful by subjects.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Emotion; Experience; Ritual; Pentecostal; Participant observation
  • From socialization to individualization: A new challenge for Portuguese religiosity.
    Roussou, Eugenia (2015)
    Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 7:3: 89-112.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Socialization; Portugal; Participant observation; Individualism
  • A socio-anthropological analysis of forms of prayer among the Amish.
    Borella, Andrea (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 119-131.

    Based on participant observation in a family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Amish silent prayers support the autonomy of Amish men & women.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Amish, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Silence
  • A Year in White: Cultural Newcomers to Lukumi and Santería in the United States.
    Carr, C. Lynn (2015)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Interview & participant observation study of the 53-week process of entering the Santería priesthood, which includes wearing white clothing exclusively.

    Associated Search Terms: Initiation; Clergy; Participant observation; Santeria, U.S.A.
  • Disengaged and indistinct: The subcultural identity of the Emerging Church movement.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2015)
    Social Compass 62:1: 105-121.

    Based on 2009-2010 field work in an Emerging Church congregation in Seattle, Washington. The Emerging Church was disengaged from the issues of the day but not particularly distinct from the dominant religious culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; Emerging church; United States, Washington, Seattle; Congregation
  • Being "one of them": Hierarchy and institutionalisation of charisma of an ethnic pastor in a Romani congregation.
    Ripka, Št?pán (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2: 147-158.

    Study of a religious leader who combined ethnic identity & religious charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Clergy; Romani; Czech Republic; Ethnic; Participant observation; Pentecostal, Czech Republic
  • Perceptions of science education among African American and white Evangelicals: A Texas case study.
    Korver-Glenn, Elizabeth, Esther Chan, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 131-148.

    Based on interviews & participant observation at a largely white upscale megachurch & at a middle class African American Baptist congregation in a Texas city. The white church's leaders & members viewed science education in terms of their theological opposition to evolution; the African American counterparts saw it in secular terms, underfunded.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Education; Southern Baptist; Participant observation; Parish; Megachurch; Evolution; Congregation; African Americans; Comparative
  • Prayer as a tool in Swedish Pentecostalism.
    Mahieddin, Emir (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 81-96.

    Based on participant observation of Pentecostals in a pietistic part of Sweden; focuses on changes in prayer. Physical charismatic manifestations, glossolalia, prophecy, & healing are now reserved for private prayer groups, not Sunday services. Studies the case of Swedish Pentecostals creating an orphanage in Romania.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden, Jönköping; Glossolalia; Prayer; Prayer group; Social services; Participant observation; Pentecostal, Sweden
  • Right business, right consumption: Controlling commodification and guiding consumption in a Tibetan Buddhist organization in Scotland.
    McKenzie, John S. (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 598-614.

    Based on 2004 & 2009 participant observation & interviews in several sites in Scotland. The Tibetan Buddhist organization, Rokpa International, managed its adaptation to consumer culture in Scotland by controlling commodification and guiding consumption by practitioners.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Scotland; Adaptation; Commodification; Consumerism; Buddhist, Tibetan, Great Britain; Participant observation
  • In the realms of ethnicity, religion and emigration: New communities of memory in Israel.
    Feldman, Anat (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 171-189.

    The initiators of ethnic communities of memory in Israel are 2nd generation immigrants from Islamic nations who can identify themselves as more religious than their parents. Based on participant observation in 3 towns--one of Libyan ethnicity, one Moroccan, & one Tunisian.

    Associated Search Terms: Israel; Tunisian Israelis; Moroccan Israelis; Libyan Israelis; Participant observation; Jewish, Sephardim, Israel; Generations; Ethnic; Community; Memory
  • Creating a Buddhist Community: A Thai Temple in Silicon Valley.
    Bao, Jiemin (2015)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Thai Americans; United States, California, Santa Clara County; Participant observation
  • Islamic schools in the United States and England: Implications for integration and social cohesion.
    Hussain, Serena, and Jen'nan Ghazal Read (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 556-569.

    Based on participant observation & interviews. Islamic schools facilitated the participation of their students in mainstream institutions by providing them cultural capital needed in non-Muslim areas; they did not necessarily lead students to greater religiosity & in a few cases worked against it.

    Associated Search Terms: Assimilation; United States; Participant observation; Islam, U.S.A.; Islam, Great Britain; Education; Great Britain
  • Négociation du sacré à Philadelphie: soufismes concurrents au sanctuaire de Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.
    Xavier, Merin Shobhana, and William Rory Dickson (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 584-597.

    Based on 2010 and 2012 participant observation & interviews at a Sufi shrine in Philadelphia.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Sufi, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Shrine; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Gender and cultivating the moral self in Islam: Muslim converts in an American mosque.
    Rao, Aliya Hamid (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:4: 413-435.

    Based on 2012-13 participant observation & interviews in a northeastern U.S.A. urban mosque. Includes attitudes about polygyny.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Islam, U.S.A.; Gender; Convert; Clothing; Self; Polygyny
  • Loose connections and liberal theology: Blurring the boundaries in two church-based communities of spiritual practice.
    Edgell, Penny, and Derek Robey (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 649-667.

    Field study of innovative worship that blurs boundaries between church members vs. non-members & between Christian vs. other; the services were meant to attract the non-religious, but most participants turned out to be Christian liberals.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Spirituality; Boundary blurring; Congregation; Change; Liberal, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Open Your Heart. Religion and Cultural Poetics of Greater Mexico.
    Sandell, David P. (2015)
    Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Mexican Americans; Participant observation; Culture; United States, California, Fresno
  • 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
  • Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry.
    Blazer, Annie (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Participant observation; Sport; Women; Gender traditionalism; Historical; Athletes; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • My Soul Is in Haiti. Protestantism in the Haitian Diaspora of the Bahamas.
    Louis, Bertin M., Jr. (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on 2002-05 field work. The particularly ascetic Protestants of the Haitian diaspora identify themselves as Kretyen (Christian) rather than Pwotestan (Protestant). They maintain their boundaries against Bahamians, "uncoverted" (Catholic-Vodou), & Pwotestan Haitian Bahamians.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Protestant, Bahamas; Participant observation; Nationalism; Minority; Haitian Bahamians; Diaspora; Stratification; Bahamas; Music; Boundary maintenance; Transnational; Migrant
  • Conflict & community: Twin tensions in becoming a multiethnic congregation.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell, and Brandon Vaidyanathan (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 507-529.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data from a northern Indiana formerly Polish parish into which a Mexican parish was merged. The merger did not work; 2 conflicting communities were juxtaposed.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Polish Americans; Participant observation; Parish; Mexican Americans; Latino Americans; Conflict; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; Merger
  • The Spirit Moves West. Korean Missionaries in America.
    Kim, Rebecca Y. (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Case study of a non-denominational Evangelical Korean mission society in the U.S.A. Responding to Korea's relationship to its "big brother," U.S.A., the missionaries sought to "make history" by saving the U.S. from secularization. After the founder's death, the missionary society began to Americanize.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; University Bible Fellowship; Sect; Conservative, U.S.A.; Missionary; Typology; Korean Americans; Generations; Korea (South); Participant observation; Authoritarianism; Conservative, Korea (South); Evangelical, U.S.A.; Patriarchy; Race; Evangelical, Korea (South)
  • Créativité et incertitude dans les mouveaux rituels contemporains.
    Fedele, Anna (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4:497-510.

    Based on fieldwork in Portugal, Spain, & Italy. Doubt is an element in the goddess ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Doubt; Participant observation; Goddess; Europe
  • Religious Collectivities in the Era of Individualization.
    Meintel, Deirdre (2014)
    Social Compass 61:2: 195-206.

    Based on ethnographic research in Quebec conducted since 2006; highlights the importance of organized religion to supporting spiritualities. Comments by Afe Adogame, pp. 207-218.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Spirituality; Catholic, Canada; Participant observation
  • A social anthropology of ghosts in twenty-first-century America.
    Baker, Joseph O., and Christopher D. Bader (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4: 569-593.

    Based on survey data & field work with ghost hunting groups. The inherent liminality of spirits as cultural constructs accounts for their persistence, power, and continual recurrence.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghost; Paranormal; United States; Participant observation
  • Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street.
    Day, Katie (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Impact of the urban ecology on the churches on Germantown Avenue, and vice-versa.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Urban
  • Sex, Death and Witchcraft: A Contemporary Pagan Festival.
    Ezzy, Douglas (2014)
    New York: Bloomsbury.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Pagan; Death; Feast; Sex; Participant observation
  • Prayer and Liturgy as Constitutive-Ends Practices in Black Immigrant Communities
    Mooney, Margarita A., and Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber (2014)
    Journal for the Theor of Social Behaviour 44:4: 459-480.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Ritual; Prayer; Participant observation; Haitian Americans; Ghanaian Americans
  • Certainty and uncertainty in contemporary spirituality and Catholicism: Finding proof versus destabilizing certainties in popular religion in the Netherlands.
    Knibbe, Kim (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4: 537-549.

    Ethnographic reseach on a contemporary spirituality group seeking proof of the "other side" & in a group of liberal Catholics seeking to deal with uncertainty.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, Netherlands; Doubt; Netherlands; Participant observation; Catholic, Netherlands
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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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