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  • Un corps qui fait images: le rituel de la crucifixion (Liban).
    Aubin-Boltanski, Emma (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 213-233.

    Based on interviews with Maronite female mystics who bear the marks of the stigmata, which appear on Good Friday. Focuses particularly on one. Pictures & statues are important in home churches, though de-emphasized as Latin rite imports in the official churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Maronite, Lebanon; Art; Stigmata; Mystic; Ritual; Feast; Lebanon
  • Between real and virtual communities: Sufism in Western societies and the Naqshbandi Haqqani case.
    Piraino, Francesco (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 93-108.

    For most Sufi order members in the West, the internet provides a space for affirmation, not live mysticism. For some Naqshbandi disciples, it is also a space for practicing religion through rituals, prayer requests, initiation, & religious experiences.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Initiation; Internet; Islam, Sufi; Mysticism; Prayer; Ritual
  • 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
  • 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
  • Secularist rituals in the US: Solidarity and legitimization.
    Cimino, Richard, and Christopher Smith (2015)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Steven Tomlins (eds.) Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts. New York: Springer, pp. 87-100.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Legitimation; Ritual; Solidarity
  • Contrasting regimes of Sufi prayer and emotion work in the Indonesian Islamic revival.
    Howell, Julia Day (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 97-118.

    Based on 1990s participant observation on Java. Recitation of Sufi litanies in the context of other prayer settings brings a sense of closeness to God into those settings. Contrasts litany recitation in Sufi orders & mass rallies.

    Associated Search Terms: Indonesia, Java; Islam, Sufi, Indonesia; Prayer; Ritual; Emotion
  • 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
  • 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
  • "God is like a drug...": Explaining interaction rituals in American megachurches.
    Wellman, James K., Jr., Katie E. Corcoran, and Kate Stockly-Meyerdirk (2014)
    Sociological Forum 29:3: 650-672.

    Associated Search Terms: Interaction; Megachurch; Ritual
  • L’«oncion » dans le (néo)pentecôtisme : histoire et trajectoire transatlantique (Amérique, Afrique, Europe).
    Rey, Jeanne (2014)
    In P. Chason, Y. Droz, Y. Gez, and E. Soares (eds.) Mobilité religieuse. Retours croisés des Afriques aux Amériques. Paris : Karthala, pp. 213-227.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Pentecostal, neo; Diffusion
  • Hatsum?de, the visitation of Shinto shrines: Religion and culture in the Japanese context.
    Ozawa-deSilva, Chikako (2014)
    In Ellen L. Idler (ed.) Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 71-76.

    First-hand account of performing hatsum?de, & interview interpretations of it.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Japan; Pilgrimage; Ritual; Shinto
  • Mexico, de San Judas à la Santa Muerte. Logiques votives et rituels transversaux en milieu urbain.
    Perrée, Caroline (2014)
    L'Homme 3:11: 17-39.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Urban; Folk religion; Mexico
  • 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
  • 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
  • Effervescence and solidarity in religious organizations.
    Draper, Scott (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 229-248.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. congregation data (United States Congregational Life Survey) to test facets of the general hypothesis that ritual enhances solidarity, with effervescence as a mediating variable. The basic hypothesis is supported.

    Associated Search Terms: Boundary maintenance; Interaction; Ritual; Solidarity; Collective effervescence; Congregation; Effervescence; Collins, Randall
  • Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism & Community in America.
    Cimino, Richard, and Christopher Smith (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on participant observation in atheist meetings & events, on interviews, surveys, & content analyses of literature & websites. Awakened atheism & religious activism dialectically need each other.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Participant observation; Minority; Dialectic; Content analysis; Atheist, U.S.A.; Media; Schism; Secular humanism; Social movement; Identity; Internet
  • Mermaids and spirit spouses: Rituals as technologies of gender in transnational African Pentecostal spaces.
    Rey, Jeanne (2013)
    Religion and Gender 3:1: 60-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Transnational; Pentecostal; Gender
  • Migrations africaines et pentecôtisme en Suisse: Des dispositifs rituels au commerce de l’onction.
    Rey, Jeanne (2013)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement, Genève.

    Associated Search Terms: Commodification; Switzerland, Geneva; Ritual objects; Migration; African Swiss; Pentecostal, Switzerland
  • Pluralism and rituals in Italian Catholicism: The spiritual approach of Renewal in the Spirit.
    Contiero, Emanuela (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 39-55.

    Based on participant observation & interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Individualism; Experience; Italy; Catholic, Italy; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Spirituality; Ritual
  • Chicano Spirituality in the Construction of an Imagined Nation: Aztlán.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 218-235.

    Examines the cult that constitutes the transnational Mexicanist spirituality that is centered around the myth of Aztlán. Focuses on Chicano Park in San Diego, California.

    Associated Search Terms: Aztlán; United States, California, San Diego; Transnational; Symbol; Mexican Americans; Culture; Ritual
  • Portable Portals. Transnational Rituals for the Head Across Globalizing Orisha Traditions.
    Pérez, Elizabeth (2013)
    Nova religio 16:4: 35-62.

    Based on field work in Chicago. Demonstrates that the physical portability of cult objects, especially parts of the human body, lend traditions a capacity for diffusion, transnationality.

    Associated Search Terms: Africanist, U.S.A.; Transnational; Santeria, U.S.A.; Ritual; Candomble; Diffusion; Participant observation
  • The private life of public ritual: Interaction, sociality and codification in a Jewish Orthodox congregation.
    Tavory, Iddo (2013)
    Qualitative Sociology 36:2: 125-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Ritual; Participant observation; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • The Spirit's Tether. Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2000-02 field work in 2 Midwest U.S.A. Catholic parishes, one liberal & one conservative. Models of church are transposed into family life. Traditionalists rejected the modernized Church of their childhood while progressives accepted pre-conciliar religious commitment but not its cultural trappings.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Ritual; Justice; Birth control; Authority; Abortion; Participant observation; Traditionalism; Moral; Socialization; Conservative/liberal; Comparative; Family; Habitus; Life histories; Work; Catholic, U.S.A.; Women; Parish
  • Centered in time: A sociological phenomenology of religious rituals.
    Spickard, James V. (2012)
    In J.P. Hoffman (ed.) Understanding Religious Ritual. New York: Routledge, pp. 154-167.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Phenomenology
  • Interaction ritual chains and religious participation.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2012)
    Sociological Forum 27:4:896-912.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Practice; Ritual
  • Pentecostal body logic: Cultivaing a modern sensorium.
    Brahinsky, Josh (2012)
    Cultural Anthropology 27:1: 215-238.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal; Experience; Body; Ritual
  • "We are 100% Catholic:" Philippine passion rituals and some obstacles in the study of non-European Christianity.
    Bräunlein, Peter J. (2012)
    Journal of Religion in Europe 5: 384-413.

    Associated Search Terms: Philippines; Ritual; Methodology
  • Des petites filles à l’autel? Catholicisme, genre et liturgie.
    Béraud, Céline (2012)
    In C. Béraud, F. Gugelot, and I. Saint-Martin (eds.) Catholicisme et tensions. Paris: Éd. de l’EHESS, pp. 241-251.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Gender role; Catholic
  • Transmission et stabilisation des chants rituels.
    Déléage, Pierre (2012)
    L'Homme 203/204: 103-137.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Ritual; Socialization
  • Durkheim's creation of Les formes élémentiares and issues in his account of rites.
    Miller, William Watts (2012)
    Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa 3: 319-334.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Ritual
  • Genre, liturgie et contestation dans le catholicisme français.
    Béraud, Céline (2012)
    In A. Cova and B. Dumons (eds.) Femmes, genre et catholicisme. Nouvelles recherches, nouveaux objets (France, XIXe-XXe siècles). Lyon: RESEA du LARHA, pp. 105-118.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, France; Ritual; Conflict; France; Gender
  • Les sites d'eau bénite chrétiens en Éthiopie et le sida: tensions entre des dynamiques sacrées et profanes.
    Hermann, Judith (2012)
    Social Compass 59:3: 357-366.

    The introduction of antiretroviral drugs in a healing site was thought to undermine the power of he holy water, leading pilgrims to an alternative site where they were more discreet about resorting to modern medicine.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethiopian Orthodox; Ritual; Pilgrimage; Sacred/profane; Healing; Ethiopia; AIDS
  • Italian Catholicism and the Differentiation of Rituals: A Comparison of the Neocatechumenal Way and Renewal in the Spirit.
    Contiero, Emanuela (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. 9-25.

    Based on 50 open-ended interviews in Italy of prticipants in the Neocatechumenal Way & the Renewal in the Spirit (Catholic Pentecostal). Describes the manners of praying in the groups' masses.

    Associated Search Terms: Cammino neo-catecumenale (Catholic movement); Italy; Catholic, Italy; Ritual; Rinnovamento nello Spirito (Catholic charismatic); Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy
  • Symbol, Handlung, Erfahrung: Perspektiven auf das Ritual als Gegenstand soziologicher Theorienbildung.
    Fugger, Dominik (2011)
    European Journal of Sociology 52:3: 393-421.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual
  • Local ritual traditions of southeast China: A challenge to definitions of religion and theories of ritual.
    Dean, Kenneth (2011)
    In Fenggang Yang and Graeme Lang (eds.) China: Methodology, Theories, and Findings. Leiden: Brill, pp. 133-165.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; China; Definition of religion
  • Self, identity and healing in the ritual of Jewish spiritual renewal in Israel.
    Werczberger, Rachel (2011)
    In Boaz Huss (ed.) Kabbalah and Contemporary Spiritual Revival. Beer-Sheva, Israel: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, pp. 75-100.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Israel; Ritual; Jewish, Kabbalist, Israel; Healing
  • Ethnic and Gender Variation in Religious Involvement: Patterns of Expression in Young Adulthood.
    Jones, Janine M., Josie R. St. Peter, Sherira J. Fernandes, Todd I. Herrenkohl, Rick Kosterman, and J. David Hawkins (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 207-225.

    Analyzes panel interview data from yong adults in Seattle; notes changes over time in religious "profiles" (spiritual/not religious; religious; intrinsic; organizational; not organizational).

    Associated Search Terms: Young adults; United States, Washington, Seattle; Ritual; Panel study; Gender; Experience; Age; Spirituality
  • Corpi ed anime tra il visibile e l'invisibile: Studio sulle differenziazioni del catolicesimo conemporaneo. pratiche rituali a confronto Cammino neo-catecumenale e Rinnovamento nello Spirito i due casi di studio.
    Contiero, Emanuela (2011)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, l'Universita di Padova.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Italy; Ritual; Rinnovamento nello Spirito (Catholic charismatic); Italy; Cammino neo-catecumenale (Catholic movement); Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy
  • Los (d)efectos del texto: controversias en torno a las prácticas rituales de los musulmanes europeos.
    Bargados, Alerto López (2010)
    Etnográfica 14:2: 213-242.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Europe; Europe; Ritual; Conflict
  • Social Sources of the Spirit: Connecting Rational Choice and Intractive Ritual Theories in the Study of Religion.
    Baker, Joseph O. (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:4: 432-456.

    Based on 1998 key informant data from American congregations; strictness predicts expressive worship.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Strictness; Ritual
  • Ritual Revitalisation after Socialism. Community, Personhood, and Conversion among Roma in a Transylvanian Village.
    Fosztó, László (2010)
    Berlin:LIT Verlag/New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Romania, Transylvania; Gypsy, Romania
  • Le rituel de l'eau bénite. Une réponse sociale et symbolique à la pandéme du sida.
    Hermann, Judith (2010)
    Les annales d'Étiopie 25: 229-245.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Ethiopian Orthodox; Medical; Ritual; Ethiopia
  • Catholicisme québécois et calendrier civil au temps de l'exculturation.
    Meunier, É. Martin (2010)
    Vivre et célébrer. Revue de pastorale liturgique et sacramentelle 201: 21-26.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Laïcité; Canada, Quebec; Catholic, Canada
  • Shinto festival involvement and sense of self in contemporary Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    Japan Forum 22:3/4: 491-512.

    Associated Search Terms: Feast; Japan; Practice; Ritual; Self concept; Shinto
  • Shamanic Practices and Social Capital among Native Youths in the Brazilian Amazon.
    Virtanen, Pirjo Kristiina (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 73-79.

    Based on 2003-05 field work among the Manchineri, who use the hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca in shamanistic rituals. The youths build social networks in the course of participating in the ayahuasca rituals.

    Associated Search Terms: Manchineri (Amazonian people); Brazil, Acre; Drug; Ritual; Youth; Social capital
  • Bodies in Sync: Interaction Ritual Theory Applied to Sacred Harp Singing.
    Heider, Anne, and R. Stephen Warner (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:1: 76-97.

    Based on the authors' experiences.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Participant observation; Ritual; Emotion; Collective effervescence; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • At ease with our own kind: Worship practices and class segregation in American religion.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (2009)
    In Sean McCloud and William A. Mirola (eds.) Religion and Class in America: Culture History, and Politics. Leiden: Brill.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Social distance; Ritual; Practice; United States
  • Perceived Benefits of Religious Rituals in the Latter-Day Saint Home.
    Loser, Rachel W., E. Jeffrey Hill, Shirley R. Klein, and David C. Dollahite (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:3: 345-362.

    Based on interviews with members of 67 Mormon families concerning challenges and benefits of home religious rituals.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Prayer; Ritual; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • Identidades religiosas e fronteiras étnicas: um estudo do ritual da oração na comunidade muçulmana do rio de janeiro.
    Chagas, Gisele Fonseca (2009)
    Religião e Sociedade 29:2: 152-176.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro; Ethnic; Islam, Brazil; Prayer; Ritual
  • Splashed by the Saint. Ritual Reading and Islamic Sanctity in West Java.
    Millie, Julian (2009)
    Leiden: KITLV Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Indonesia; Islam, Sufi, Indonesia; Ritual; Saints; Indonesia, Java
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