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  • Religious borderlands: Sociology of religion in conversation with its disciplinary neighbors.
    Carnesecca, Cole (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:3: 225-240.

    Notes the contemporary propensity in anthropology & area studies to abandon the category religion, in contrast to conceptualization in the sociology of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Emic/etic; Shinto; Japan; Definition of religion; Confucian; China
  • 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; Shinto; Ritual; Japan; Pilgrimage
  • Shinto festival involvement and sense of self in contemporary Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    Japan Forum 22:3/4: 491-512.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Shinto; Feast; Ritual; Self concept; Practice
  • Religious Tourism in Japan: Kyoto's Gion Festival.
    Roemer, Michael K. (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. 187-218.

    Based on 1995-2005 fieldwork & 2005 survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Tourists; Shinto; Japan, Kyoto; Feast
  • The Kyoto Tax Strike: Buddhism, Shinto, and Tourism in Japan.
    Graburn, Nelson H.H. (2004)
    In Ellen Badone and Sharon R. Roseman (eds.) Intersecting Journeys. The Anthropology of Pilgrimage and Tourism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 125-139.

    Examines a refusal of shrine authorities to collect & pay a new city tax, on the basis that visitors to the shrines were religious pilgrims.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan, Kyoto; Buddhist, Japan; Shinto; Pilgrimage; State
  • Religion and Politics in Japan.
    Toyoda, Maria A., and Aiji Tanaka (2002)
    In Ted Gerard Jelen and Clyde Wilcox (eds.) Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 269-286.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Japan; Shinto; Buddhist, Japan; Japan
  • Rationalization of State and Society: A Weberian View of Early Japan.
    Takayama, K. Peter (1998)
    Sociology of religion 59:1: 65-88.

    Associated Search Terms: Rationalization; Japan; Syncretism; Historical; Shinto
  • Sanctity and sanction in communal ritual: A reconsideration of Shinto festival processions.
    Schnell, Scott (1997)
    Ethnology 36:1: 1-12.

    Associated Search Terms: Feast; Social control; Shinto; Ritual
  • Unity and Diversity in Shinto Festivals.
    Sakurai, Haruo (1994)
    In Roberto Cipriani (ed.) "Religions sans Frontičres?" Present and Future Trends of Migration, Culture, and Communication. Roma: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, pp. 319-329. Comment by Jan Swyngedouw, pp. 330-329.

    Argues against animist & ancestor worship interpretations of Shinto; describes rituals associated with the Ise Jingū shrine.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan, Ise; Shinto; Ritual
  • Japanese Religion and Society. Paradigms of Structure and Change.
    Davis, Winston (1992)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Itoen; Anti-structure; Rebellion; New religions; Christian, Japan; Secularization; Historical; Pilgrimage; Buddhist, Japan; Modernization; Motive; Japan; Syncretism; Shinto; Protestant Ethic; Civil religion
  • Shinto and the State, 1868-1988.
    Hardacre, Helen (1989)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Shinto; Japan
  • Symbols of Heritage: The Restoration of Shinto Shrines.
    Ehrentraut, A. (1988)
    Isukuba Journal of Sociology 13: 61-73.

    Associated Search Terms: Shinto; Japan; Memory
  • Revitalization Movement of Modern Japanese Civil Religion./La revitalizzazione della religione civile giapponese.
    Takayama, K. Peter (1988)
    Sociological Analysis 48;4: 328-341. [Also in Mark R. Mullins, Susumu Shimazono, and P.L. Swanson (eds.) Religion and Society in Modern Japan. Berkeley, California: Asian Humanities Press, 1993, pp. 105-120]/Religioni e societą 8/17: 22-35.

    Many government leaders believe Japan needs to restore the sacred Shinto symbols that once provided a strong national identity & cosmic unity.

    Associated Search Terms: Shinto; Identity; Revitalization movement; Japan; Civil religion
  • Japanese Religious Affiliations: Motives and Obligations.
    Davis, Winston (1983)
    Sociological Analysis 44:2: 131-146.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Japan; Membership; Japan; Shinto; Motive
  • Contemporary Social Change and Shinto Tradition.
    Ueda, Kenji (1979)
    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 6:1/2: 303-327.

    Focuses on the traditionalism of Shinto.

    Associated Search Terms: Traditionalism; Japan; Shinto; Change
  • The Miyaza and the Fisherman: Ritual Status in Coastal Villages of Wakayama Prefecture.
    Davis, Winston (1977)
    Asian Folklore Studies 36:2: 1-29.

    Associated Search Terms: Shinto; Ritual; Japan, Wakayama Prefecture
  • Parish Guilds and Political Culture in Village Japan.
    Davis, Winston (1976)
    Journal of Asian Studies 36:1: 25-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Japan; Shinto; Parish; Politics, Japan
  • The Impact of Suburbanization on Shinto Belief and Behavior.
    Morioka, Kiyomi (1970)
    Social Compass 17:1: 37-65.

    Based on 1962-67 interview data from near Tokyo; suburbanization diminishes the importance of shrines that have a merely local appeal.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Japan, Mitaka City, Nozaki area; Shinto
  • The Mobilization of Traditional Values in the Modernization of Japan.
    Saniel, Josefa M. (1965)
    In Robert N. Bellah (ed.) Religion and Progress in Modern Asia. New York: Free Press, pp. 124-149.

    The Meiji oligarchs used traditional Shinto & Confucian beliefs (esp. those pertaining to the divinity of the emperor & to familism) to motivate & organize modernization.

    Associated Search Terms: Shinto; Japan; Modernization; Stratification
  • Research Chronicle: Tokugawa Religion.
    Bellah, Robert N. (1964)
    In Phillip E. Hammond (ed.), Sociologists at Work. New York: Basic Books, pp. 142-160.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Shinto
  • Tokugawa Religion: The Cultural Roots of Modern Japan.
    Bellah, Robert N. (1957)
    New York: Free Press.

    Suggests that Bushido discipline is largely the basis for the vitality of the modern Japanese economy, serving a purpose similar to what Protestant worldliness did for western capitalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Shinto; Asceticism; Economic; Japan
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