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  • An enchanted modernity: Making sense of Latin America's religious landscape.
    Morello, Gustavo, Catalina Romero, and Hugo Rabbia (2017)
    Critical Research on Religion 5:3: 308-326.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Latin America; Lived religion
  • Apparitional Movements as Sites of Religious Experimentation: A Case Study from Transcarpathian Ukraine.
    Halemba, Agnieszka (2017)
    Nova Religio 21:2: 43-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Change; Marian; Popular religion; Ukraine, Dzhublyk; Visions; Pilgrimage
  • 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
  • Alternative sociologies of religion: Through non-Western eyes.
    Spickard, James V. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Sociology of religion has been bound to western culture, as organization, belief, & morals. The Confucian perspective leads to popular or everyday religion, de-individualized. Ibn Khaldun saw religion & ethnicity as forces for solidarity beyond familism. The Navajo perspective reveals the performative nature of ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Individualism; Popular religion; Ritual; Market model; Familism; Ancestor; Sociology of religion; Culture; Definition of religion; Ethnic; Everyday life; Theory; Solidarity; Confucian; Navajo; Khaldun, Ibn
  • Ultra-baroque Catholicism: Multiplied images and decentered religious symbols.
    De la Torre, Renée (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 181-196.

    The mass production of baroque Catholic symbols in Mexico deinstitutionalizes the symbols & helps imagery prevail over textual discourse. Examples: Our Lady of Guadalupe, dressing the Christ child, non-church saints, & such internet phenomena as the 2012 Mayan apocalypse.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Magic; Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara; Popular Catholicism; Popular religion; Symbol; Syncretism; Art
  • 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
  • Culto y festividad a San Luis Rey en la colonia El Ajusco: un testimonio de religiosidad popular en la Ciudad de México
    González Pérez, Damián (2014)
    Relaciones 35/139: 233-254.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico, Mexico City; Feast; Popular Catholicism; Popular religion; Saints
  • "Conversion" and the resurgence of indigenous religion in China.
    Fan, Lizhu, and Na Chen (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 556-577.

    Describes a revival of folk religion & a sensed need for meaning after the era of Mao Zedong.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; China; Revival; Popular religion; Diffused religion; Ancestor
  • Popular Buddhists: The Relationship between Popular Religious Involvement and Buddhist Identity in Contemporary China.
    Leamaster, Reid J., and Anning Hu (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 234-259.

    Analyzes data from the 2007 Spiritual Life Study of Chinese Residents. Buddhist identification predicts popular religious belief and practice, as does seeing inequality as a problem. Education was not related.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Urban/rural; Syncretism; Education; Buddhist, China; Ancestor; Popular religion
  • La religiosidad popular: Encrucijada de las nuevas formas de la religiosidad contemporánea y la tradición (el caso de México).
    De la Torre, Renée (2013)
    Ponto Urbe 12;7: 1-26.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Mexico; Change
  • Liberami dal male. Una famiglia di guaritori nelle campagne astigiane.
    Berzano, Luigi, and Chiara Loschi (2013)
    Torino: Società Editrice Internazionale.

    Study of three generations of a family of healers, based on interviews with those who remembered them.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Popular religion; Magic; Italy, Piedmont; Healing; Healer
  • The new age milieu in Lithuania: Popular Catholicism or religious alternative?
    Ališauskiene, Milda (2012)
    In Milda Ališauskiene and Ingo W. Schröder (eds.) Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 151-167.

    New age thinkers in Lithuania emphasize their perceived continuities with the hegemonic Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Lithuania; Popular religion; New age; Hegemony
  • Devotees, a new ordeal and a sense of belonging: Ethnography and nethnography of Saint Agatha.
    DiGiovanni, Elisabetta (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 167-180.

    Account of the behavior of young people on the feast of St. Agatha in Catania, which included tests of endurance. Notes what participants who posted videos of the feast focused on.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Italy, Catania; Internet; Feast; Visual; Popular religion; Popular Catholicism; Experience
  • Sacred nature: Earth-based spirituality as popular religion in the Pacific Northwest.
    Shibley, Mark A. (2011)
    Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature & Culture 5:2: 164-185.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Nature; United States, Pacific Northwest; Popular religion
  • Définitions et Approches Diverses de la Religion Populaire.
    Laliberté, Micheline (2010)
    Rabaska: revue d'ethnologie de l'Amérique française 8: 7-18.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion
  • Creencias religiosas populares en la sociedad argentina: algunas reflexiones acerca de la significación de la creencia en Dios, la diversidad de creencias y las identidades religiosas.
    Ameigeiras, Aldo Rubén (2010)
    Sociedad y Religión 32/33: 124-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Argentina; Belief; Denomination (organizational entity); Popular religion
  • From Popular Religion to Practices of Sacralization: Approaches for a Conceptual Discussion.
    Martiín, Eloísa (2009)
    Social Compass 56:2: 273-285.

    Notes 3 main ways 'popular religion' is understood; propsoes 'practices of sacralization' as an altrnative.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacralization; Popular religion
  • Populäre Religion. Auf dem Weg in eine spirituelle Gesellschaft.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2009)
    Frankfurt: Campus.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; New religions; Popular religion; Spirituality
  • Expanding the space of popular religion: Local temple activism and the politics of legitimation in contemporary rural China.
    Chau, Adam Yuet (2009)
    In Yoshiko Ashiwa and David Wank (eds.) Making Religion, Making the State. Palo Alto, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 211-240.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, China; Popular religion; China; Rural
  • Die populäre Religion und die Transformation der Gesellschaft.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2008)
    Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte B52: 3-8.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Change
  • Los Pastores and the Gendered Politics of Location.
    Flores, Richard R. (2008)
    In Gastó Espinosa and Mario T. García (eds.) Mexican American Religions. Spirituality, Activism, and Culture. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, pp. 206-220.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Drama; Mexican Americans; Popular religion
  • "Culture populaire et religion": Approches théoriques de la religiosité populaire au sein des cultures populaires latino-américaines.
    Ameigeiras, Aldo Rubén (2008)
    Social Compass 55:3: 304-315.

    Latin American popular religion does not observe a sacred/profane dichotomy.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred/profane; Popular religion; Latin America
  • Salvation Goods and the Canonization Logic: On Two Popular Cults of Southern Italy.
    Mancini, Silvia (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 127-147.

    Based on 2004 field work on the cults of San Pio da Patrelcina (Padre Pio) & Alberto de Serradarce.

    Associated Search Terms: Exorcism; Italy, San Giovanni Rotondo; Italy, South; Magic; Popular religion; Possession; Religious goods; Saints; Italy, Salerno
  • Lived Religion. Faith and Practice in Everyday Life.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (2008)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Lived religion; Materiality; Methodology; Latino Americans; Healing; Gender; Everyday life; Definition of religion; Popular religion; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Popular Culture: A Hyper-Real Testament.
    Possamai, Adam (2007)
    Brussels: Peter Lang.

    Focuses on new religions that are inspired by popular culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; New religions
  • Pour une perspective concentrique du catholicisme brésilien.
    Reesink, Misia Lins (2007)
    Social Compass 54:2: 313-331.

    Based on ethnographic field work in Recife. Rather than a dichotomy between official & popular Catholicism, proposes a plural/positional map of Catholicisms.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil, Pernambuco, Recife; Popular Catholicism; Popular religion; Catholic, Brazil
  • Antiguos difuntos y difuntos nuevos: las canonizaciones populares en la década del '90.
    Carozzi, María Julia (2006)
    In D. Miguez and P. Semán (eds.) Entre santos, cumbias y piquetes. Las culturas populares en la Argentina reciente. Buenos Aires: Biblos, pp. 97-110.

    Associated Search Terms: Saints; Argentina; Popular religion
  • Miraculous Response: Doing Popular Religion in Contemporary China.
    Chau, Adam Yuet (2006)
    Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Folk religion; Popular religion
  • Religiosidad Popular. Modalidades de Creencia y Prácticas Religiosas en Sectores Populares del Gran Bs. As.
    Ameigeiras, Aldo Rubén (2006)
    Stromata 62:3-4: 255-268.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Argentina, Buenos Aires
  • Jubilee 2000: A Computer-Assisted Analysis of the Religion of Jubilee People.
    Cipriani, Roberto (2006)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) On the Road to Being There. Studies in Pilgrimage and Tourism in Late Modernity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 219-253.

    Based on 96 in-depth interviews during the Jubilee 2000 in Rome; there was little reltionship betweenofficial meanings & respondents' meanings of the Jubillee experience.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Popular Catholicism; Catholic; Feast; Italy, Rome; Popular religion
  • L'islam populaire kazakh et ouzbek: enracimements locaux et mondialisations.
    Vuillemenot, Anne-Marie (2006)
    Recherches sociologiques 2006:2: 63-78.

    Popular Islam is cultivated by rulers in central Asia as a counter to radical political Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Kazakhstan; Islam, Uzbekistan; Popular religion; Shamanism
  • Nonofficial Religion in South Korea: Prevalence of Fortunetelling and Other Forms of Divination.
    Kim, Andrew Eungi (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:3: 284-302.

    Presents data from Korean secondary sources.

    Associated Search Terms: Korea (South); Popular religion; Fortune telling
  • Fate and fortune: Popular religion and moral capital in Shenzhen.
    Fan, Lizhu, James Whitehead, and Evelyn Whitehead (2005)
    Journal of Chinese Religion 32: 83-100.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Guangdong Province, Shenzhen; Folk religion; Luck; Moral; Popular religion
  • The spiritual search in Shenzhen: Adopting and adapting China's common spiritual heritage.
    Fan, Lizhu, James Whitehead, and Evelyn Whitehead (2005)
    Nova Religio 9:2: 50-61.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Guangdong Province, Shenzhen; Folk religion; Popular religion
  • The Virgin of El Barrio: Marian Apparitions, Catholic Evangelizing, and Mexican American Activism.
    Nabhan-Warren, Kristy (2005)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Marian; Popular religion; Mexican Americans; Activism; United States, Arizona, Phoenix; Participant observation
  • A Sociological History of Christian Worship.
    Stringer, Martin D. (2005)
    Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; India, Kerala; Armenian Apostolic Church; Georgian Orthodox; Habitus; Ritual; Great Britain, Salisbury; Great Britain, England; Popular religion; Orthodox, eastern; Ethiopian Orthodox; Discourse
  • Popular religion and the World Wide Web: A match made in (cyber) heaven.
    Helland, Christopher (2004)
    In Lorne L. Dawson and Douglas E. Cowan (eds.) Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet. New York: Routledge, pp. 23-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Popular religion
  • La religiosidad popular en la identidad cultural latnoamericana y caribeña.
    Ramírez Calzadilla, Jorge (2004)
    In N. Quezada (ed.) La religiosidad popular México Cuba. Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Anthropológicas , UNAM; Plaza y Valdé Editores, pp. 25-44.

    Associated Search Terms: Latin America; Popular religion; Caribbean
  • La religiosidad popular: Creencias y vida cotidiana.
    Semán, Pablo (2004)
    Buenos Aires: Capital Intelectual.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Everyday life; Popular religion
  • La religion de la vie quotidienne chez les Morocains musulmans.
    Ferrié, Jean-Noël (2004)
    Paris: Karthala.

    Associated Search Terms: Everyday life; Popular religion; Morocco; Islam, Morocco
  • Femmes d'Autorité en Asie Centrale. Quête des Ancêtres et Recompositions Identitaires dans l'Islam Postsoviétique.
    Fathi, Habiba (2004)
    Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose.

    Based on 1995-99 participant observation.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Kyrgystan; Kazakhstan; Islam, Kazakhstan; Islam, Tajikistan; Islam, Uzbekistan; Kyrgystan; Participant observation; Popular religion; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Islam, Turkmenistan; Women
  • Popular Religion in Contemporary China.
    Lizhu, Fan (2003)
    Social Compass 50:4: 449-457.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Popular religion
  • Alternative Spiritualities, New Religious Movements and Jediism in Australia.
    Possamaï, Adam (2003)
    Australian Religion Studies Review 16:2: 69-86.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular culture; Australia; New religions; Alternative spirituality
  • Priests, Witches and Power. Popular Christianity after Mission in Southern Tanzania.
    Green, Maria (2003)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Anthropological study of practiced Catholicism in a former missionary area. Syncretism remains, as does a popular perception of the Catholic Church as wealthy.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Tanzania; Syncretism; Popular religion; Tanzania, Ulanga; Pogoro
  • The Illusion of Neutrality: Reflections on the Term "Popular Religion."
    Mejido, Manuel J. (2002)
    Social Compass 49:2: 295-311.

    Argues that "popular religion" is a category used for the religiosity of the dominated.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Sociology of knowledge
  • Religious Syncretism.
    Dobbelaere, Karel, Luigi Tomasi, and Liliane Voyé (2002)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 13: 221-243.

    Analyzes 1998 survey data from 11 European nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Popular religion; Folk religion; Europe; Magic
  • La religiosidad popular en las políticas del patrimonio cultural.
    Carozzi, María Julia (2002)
    Estudios sobre religión. Newsletter de la Asociación de Cientistas Sociales de la Religión en el Mercosur 13: 5-9.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Politics, Latin America; Catholic, Latin America
  • The Penitente Brotherhood: Patriarchy and Hispano-Catholicism in New Mexico.
    Carroll, Michael P. (2002)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, New Mexico; Penitentes; Popular religion; Mexican Americans
  • Cosmológica, holista y relacional: una corriente de la religiosidad popular contemporánea.
    Semán, Pablo (2001)
    Ciencias sociales y religión/Ciências sociais e religião 3:3: 45-74.

    Associated Search Terms: Cosmology; Popular religion
  • Popular Religion in China: The Imperial Metaphor.
    Feuchtwang, Stephan (2001)
    London: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Popular religion
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