Best Practices
Paper Series

Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database
Research Hub > Other Resources

Search thousands of sociological books, journal articles, theses and dissertations by subject, author, title or publication information. To begin, enter search term(s) below and click Go! Title links in search results lead to item in

You can also browse citations by subject by clicking on the "Browse Terms" tabs.

  • On the materialization of religious knowledge and belief.
    Collins, Peter (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociologial Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 247-268.

    Religious knowledge & belief ae as likely to be found embodied as in discursive form. The 19th century Shakers are used as a case in point.

    Associated Search Terms: Shaker; Architecture; Material culture
  • Virgins in the spirit: The celibacy of Shakers.
    Collins, Peter (2001)
    In Elisa Sobo and Sandra Bell (eds.) Celibacy, Culture and Society: The Anthropology of Sexual Abstinence. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, pp. 104-121.

    Associated Search Terms: Shaker; Celibacy
  • The Commitment Process in a Religious Commune: The Shakers.
    Cosgel, Metin M. (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:1: 27-38.

    Identifies predictors of persistence in the commune from the 1860 census to the 1870 one.

    Associated Search Terms: Commitment; Commune; Shaker
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge.

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Sect; Oneida; Shaker; New age; Jehovah´s Witness; Seventh-day Adventist; Schism; Compensators; Holiness religion; Functionalism; Dimensions of religiosity; Relative deprivation; Commune; Deprivation; Stratification; Conversion
  • Determinants of Membership Levels and Duration in a Shaker Commune, 1780-1880.
    Murray, John E. (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:1: 35-48.

    Examines background factors & external economic conditions related to joining & staying in a Shaker community.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; United States, New York, New Lebanon; Economic; Shaker; Membership; Disaffiliation
  • Relations of Modes of Production in Nineteenth Century America: The Shakers and Oneida.
    Cooper, Matthew (1987)
    Ethnology 26:1: 1-16.

    Rather than a shift to capitalism, the Shakers & Oneida shfted away from it, using new ways to conceptualize & evaluate goods, labor, & time.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Relations of production; Shaker; Oneida; Ideology; Economic
  • The Decline of the Shakers: Evidence from the United States Census.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1984)
    Communal Societies 4: 19-34.

    Associated Search Terms: Shaker; Census; Demography
  • Religion and Sexuality: The Shakers, the Mormons, and the Oneida Community.
    Foster, Lawrence (1984)
    Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Oneida; Sexuality; Mormon; Shaker
  • Sex Roles in Nineteenth-Century American Communal Societies.
    Lauer, Jeanette C., and Robert H. Lauer (1983)
    Communal Societies 3: 16-28.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex role; Women; Commune; Shaker
  • "Shaking Is No Foolish Play": An Anthropological Perspective on the American Shakers--Person, Time, Space, and Dance Ritual.
    Youngerman, Suzanne (1983)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Columbia University. [DA 44:12 A, p. 3738]

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Ritual; Anti-structure; Symbol; Shaker
  • The Shakers: A Case Study in the Dynamics of an Established Sect.
    Cuneo, Michael W. (1982)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto.

    Examines the persistence and decline of the Shakers.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Shaker
  • Shaker Demographics 1840-1900: An Example of the Use of U.S. Census Enumeration Schedules.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1982)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21:4: 352-365.

    Data from original manuscript schedules of the U.S. Census for 22 Shaker colonies in 1840, '60, '80, & 1900; the main analysis focuses on changing age structures & sex ratios.

    Associated Search Terms: Shaker; Demography; Census
  • Between Two Worlds: The Origins of Shaker Celibacy, Oneida Community Complex Marriage, and Mormon Polygamy.
    Foster, Lawrence (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Polygyny; Shaker; Oneida; Mormon; Marriage; Family; Celibacy
  • Communitarian Groups in the World.
    Whitworth, John M. (1975)
    In Roy Wallis (ed.) Sectarianism. London: Peter Owen pp. 117-137.

    Associated Search Terms: Shaker; Commune
  • The Shakers--Ideological Change and Organizational Persistence.
    Whitworth, John M. (1975)
    In Michael Hill (ed.) A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 8. London: SCM, pp. 78-102.

    Analyzes the shifting relationship between Shaker theology & the sect's external social environment.

    Associated Search Terms: Shaker; Belief; Change
  • God's Blueprints: A Sociological Study of Three Utopian Sects.
    Whitworth, John M. (1975)
    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    Studies the shakers, Oneida, & the Bruderhof.

    Associated Search Terms: Oneida; Commune; Shaker; Sect; Bruderhof
  • Religious Sects. A Sociological Study.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1970)
    New York: McGraw-Hill.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Fundamentalist; Sect; Shaker; Pentecostal
  • The Sociology of Religion. Volume Two. Sectarian Religion.
    Stark, Werner (1967)
    New York: Fordham University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Shaker
  • Les Shakers américains. D'un néo-christianisme à un pré-socialisme./The American Shakers: From neo-Christianity to Neo-Socialism, tr. John K. Savacool.
    Desroche, Henri (1955)
    Paris: ed. Minuit./Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press, 1971.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Shaker
  • The Shakers: A Case Study in Social Variation.
    Butts, Carl Frederick (1942)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Yale University.

    Uses secondary historical sources & interviews with several Shaker survivors.

    Associated Search Terms: Shaker
  • The Isolated Religious Sect.
    Cavan, Ruth Shonle (1923)
    Unpublished M.A. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Library listing under Ruth Shonle. Traces the path to isolation by 3 new religions, using them to develop a model "natural history."

    Associated Search Terms: Oneida; Shaker; Isolation; New religions; Mormon; Sect
[Viewing Matches 1-21]  (of 21 total matches in Citations)

Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.

Bookmark and Share