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  • Thinking sociologically about religion and violence: The case of ISIS.
    Juergensmeyer, Mark (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 20-34.

    A sense that one's culture is under threat generates violent movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Apocalyptic; World view; Violence; Social movement; Islamicist
  • Sacralizing the secular. The ethno-fundamentalist movements.
    Pace, Enzo (2017)
    Politica & Sociedades 36: 402-427.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist; Sacralization; Social movement; Ethnic
  • The origins of religious homophily in a medium and large school.
    Cook, J. Benjamin, Philip Schwadel, and Jacob E. Cheadle (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 65-80.

    Analyzes 1994 & '95 in-school questionnaire data from 7-12 grade students in 2 schools, larger than ones studied in the past, that were involved in he National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (U.S.A.) survey. Religion of friends affects respondents' religion, leading to homophily, in contrast to what occurs in small schools.

    Associated Search Terms: Homophily; Network; Socialization; Students, secondary
  • Examining social desirability in measures of religion and spirituality using the bogus pipeline.
    Jones, Ann E., and Marta Elliott (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 47-64.

    An experiment to determine the extent that survey responses reporting religiosity are affected by the social desirability of being religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Religiosity scale; Social desirability; Experiment
  • The question of cultural change in the social scientific study of religion: Notes from the Emerging Church.
    Bielo, James S. (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 19-25.

    Sees the Emerging Church movement as a critique of conservative Evangelicalism & fundamentalism. Emerging Church ministries created changes, but the changes were variations on received forms.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Change; Emerging church; Culture
  • Becoming a religious none: Irreligious socialization and disaffiliation.
    Thiessen, Joel, and Sarah Wilkins-LaFlamme (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 64-82.

    Examines Alberta, Canada, & other survey data. Over time religious "nones" become increasingly so by childhood socialization rather than through disaffiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta; Disaffiliation; Atheist, Canada; Socialization
  • Close social ties, socioeconomic diversity and social capital in US congregations.
    Nisanci, Zubeyir (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:3: 419-439.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. Congregational Lie Survey data. Bonding social capital is highest when worshipers attend with spouses, children, & friends. Bridging social capital is highest when attending with spouses & friends, but declines with the inclusion of children.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Social capital; Congregation; Civic engagement; Practice
  • Religious roots of new left radicalism.
    Gahr, Joshua Z., and Michael P. Young (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 183-204.

    Movement mobilization for progressive causes arising from religious organizations often depends on a religious will to sacrifice church resources. Describes the case of the Christian Faith-and-Life Community at the University of Texas, Austin, which closed after its board found the residents too radical.

    Associated Search Terms: Activists; Case study; Social movement; Students, undergraduate
  • Parish and Place. Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church.
    Bruce, Tricia Colleen (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2012 interview data from U.S. dioceses; examines "personal parishes"--i.e., officially established non-territorial parishes. Some are ethnic parishes, some traditionalist, some oriented to justice or social services.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Traditionalist; Social capital; Parish; Justice; Ethnic; Diversity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Accommodation; Homophily
  • Religious culture and immigrant civic participation.
    Martinez, Juan R. (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 205-224.

    Based on 2006-11 participant observation in a Midwest U.S.A. city; religion provided a cultural resource for pro-immigrant mobilization.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Culture; Migrant; Participant observation; Social movement
  • Religious beliefs and perceptons of repression in the U.S. and Swedish Plowshares Movements.
    Nepstad, Sharon Erickson (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 246-267.

    Focuses on different movement responses to incarceration. The Americans were more religiously oriented, with repression engendering increased commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace; Plowshares Movement; Social movement; Sweden; United States; Comparative
  • Permanent deacons and non-profit directors: Comparing leadership styles among facilitators of community agencies.
    Reed, Jordan, and Joseph R. Ferrari (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 21-29.

    Compares scores on leadership style scales of 203 Catholic permanent deacons & 202 male community-based social action program directors.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Deacon; Leadership; Social services
  • The children of converts: Beyond the first generation of contemporary Pagans.
    Fennell, Julie, and Laura A. Wildman-Hanlon (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 288-306.

    Reports data on current religion from a convenience internet survey of adults who had been children in pagan families.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Pagan, U.S.A.; Internet survey; Family; Generations
  • 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
  • New concepts for new dynamics: Generating theory for the study of religious innovation and social change.
    Marti, Gerardo (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 6-18.

    Within Christianity there is often a movement from counter cultural to established forms, especially fundamentalist ones. Contested legitimation is thematic in the process. This article introduces 4 others dealing with the Emerging Church Movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Individualism; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Emerging church; Discourse; Counterculture; Social movement; Legitimation
  • Paranoid Science. The Christian Right's War on Reality
    Alumkal, Antony William (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Portrayal of centrist & conservative Evangelical writings on evolution, homosexuality, bioethics, & environmentalism as fitting what historian Richard Hofstadter termed the "paranoid style in American politics."

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Evolution; Homosexuality; Moral; Social movement; Environmentalism; Conservative; Cognitive distortion; Evangelical
  • Activist etiquette in the multicultural immigrant rights movement.
    Diaz-Edelman, Mia (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 138-160.

    Based on 2006-08 participant observation & interviews in San Diego County with participants in the immigrant rights movement. A group style or "multicultural activist etiquette" helped keep the movement together.

    Associated Search Terms: Etiquette; United States, California, San Diego; Social movement; Participant observation; Migrant; Activists; Diversity
  • Collective identity and movement solidarity among religious left activists in the U.S.
    Olson, Laura R. (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 97-114.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from conservative & progressive religio-political activists. Progressives identified less with progressive movements per se.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal/conservative; Politics, U.S.A.; Comparative; Activists; Identity; Social movement
  • 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
  • Ethnic church meets megachurch: Indian american Christianity in motion.
    Kurien, Prema A. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on interviews & participant observation in India & U.S.A. The Mar Thoma church from Kerala, India, loses its ethnic uniqueness in the 2nd generation in the U.S.A., which becomes more American Evangelical. Caste background, current class differences, & generation affect gender stances in the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Family; Gender role; Caste; Mar Thoma, U.S.A.; Class; Generations; India, Kerala; Migrant; Socialization; Transnational; Indian Americans; Participant observation; Mar Thoma, India
  • Getting to church. Exploring Narratives of Gender and Joining.
    Gallagher, Sally K. (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on interviews, focus groups, & participant observation with 3 congregations (Presbyterian, Baptist, Orthodox) in the US Northwest. Describes how people join each congregation and gendered differences in what new members resonated with. Congregational cultures mattered.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Congregation; Focus group; Gender; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Socialization
  • How Early Life Religious Exposure Relates to the Timing of First Birth.
    Pearce, Lisa D. and Shannon N. Davis (2016)
    Journal of Marriage and Family 78(5):1422-1438.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Socialization
  • To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement.
    Ellingson, Stephen (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Social movement
  • Recommending a child enter a STEM career: The role of religion.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2016)
    Journal of Career Development doi: 10.1177/0894845316646879 (online)

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Science; Socialization
  • The over-policing of the devil: A sociology of exorcism.
    Giordan, Giuseppe, and Adam Possamai (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 444-460.

    Increases in the supply & availability of exorcists lend credibility to the belief in devil possession and hence o increases in people who believe they are possessed. Examines case files of an exorcist.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Devil; Exorcism; Social construction of reality
  • "I think some people need religion": The social construction of nonreligious moral identities.
    Sumerau, J. Edward, and Ryan T. Cragun (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 386-407.

    Based on 30 semi-structured interviews with self-identified non-religious Americans. Experiencing childhood religion as focused on obedience & conformity, noting religious people's prejudices about non-religious people, & interactions with religious people that led to seeking meaning elsewhere served as pathways to irreligion.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Socialization
  • Reconciliation and Religio-Political Non-Conformism in Zimbabwe.
    Tarusarira, Joram (2016)
    Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace; Deviance/social control; Zimbabwe
  • Church-based social support among Caribbean Blacks in the United States.
    Nguyen, Ann W., Robert Joseph Taylor, and Linda M. Chatters (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 385-406.

    Analyzes 2001-03 survey data from the Caribbean Black subsample of a larger survey. Attendance & interaction with fellow congregants positively predicted social support, especially among women. Negative interactions were also present.

    Associated Search Terms: Caribbean Americans; Congregation; Migrant; Social support
  • Young Sikhs' religious engagement online.
    Singh, Jasjit (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 83-96.

    Studies how young Sikhs learn about their tradition. Recommends meeting interviewees in person before sending them semi-structured interview questions. Advises presenting oneself online as a professional.

    Associated Search Terms: Sikh; Socialization; Methods; Internet survey; Ethics
  • "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; Charities; Social services; Participant observation
  • Putting civic participation in context: Examining the effects of congregational structure and culture.
    Polson, Edward C. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 75-100.

    Analyzes 2011 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Attending large & strict congregations decreases civic engagement; attending ones where concern for the wider community is evident increases it. Ethnic diversity decreases service group membership but increases involvement in advocacy groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Diversity; Civic engagement; Congregation; Congregation size
  • 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: Participant observation; Activism; Community organization; Culture; Individualism; Social justice; Justice
  • What religion affords grassroots NGOs: Frames, networks, modes of action.
    Schnable, Allison (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 216-232.

    Religion offers legitimating frameworks, networks,& modes of action to many international NGOs.

    Associated Search Terms: Cultural capital; Development; Legitimation; Network; NGO; Social capital
  • Effects of religiosity dimensions on physical health across non-elderly Black and White American panels.
    Oates, Gary L. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 249-270.

    Analyzes U.S.A. panel data from non-elderly adults, 1986, '89, & '94. Public religiosity predicted health measures among African Americans but not among whites.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Religiosity; Panel study; Social support; Health
  • Bridging alone: Religious conservatism, marital homogamy, and voluntary association membership.
    Kim, Young-Il (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 47-73.

    Analyzes 1992-94 (2nd wave) National (U.S.A.) Survey of families and Households data. Conservative religious homogamy, paired with belief in biblical authority & inerrancy, increases membership in religious groups & reduces wives' membership in secular organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Social participation; Marriage; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Not a lonely crowd? Social connectedness, religious service attendance, and the spiritual but not religious.
    Hastings, Orestes P. (2016)
    Social Science Research 57: 63-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; United States; Social support; Atheist, U.S.A.; Spirituality
  • Anxious attachment to God, spiritual support, and obesity: Findings from a recent nationwide survey.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 485-497.

    Analyzes 2014 interview data from adult Americans; having an anxious attachment to God predicts obesity, but the association is weakened by spiritual& emotional social support.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Anxiety; God, image of; Obesity; Stress; Health; Attachment to God
  • Trends in addressing social needs: A longitudinal study of congregation-based service provision and political participation.
    Fulton, Brad R. (2016)
    Religions 7:5: 51-67.

    Social services have risen, political engagement lessened, but both have risen in Catholic Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Activism; Longitudinal; Social services; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation
  • What kind of Christian are you? Religious ideologies and poltiical attitudes.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 288-307.

    Analyzes 2012 online survey data from adult American Christians. Focuses on correlates of support for 2 religious belief systems--social gospel & prosperity gospel--& political correlates of the 2 systems.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Social Gospel movement, U.S.A.; Race; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Literalism; Generations; Belief
  • The doors of the church are now open: Black Clergy, collective efficacy, and neighborhood violence.
    Pegram, Kashea, Rod K. Brunson, and Anthony A. Braga (2016)
    City & Community 15:3:289-314.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; African Americans; Clergy; Clergy role; Deviance/social control; Violence; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Youth; Community organization
  • Storming Zion. Government Raids on Religious Communities.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Susan J. Palmer (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Overview of government raids on religious minorities. An increase in raids in the 1990s was related to a shift of the anti-cult movement from brain washing accusations to child abuse ones. 6 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Nuwaubian; Violence; The Family; State; Social movement; Scientology; Twelve Tribes; Persecution; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Child abuse; Branch Davidian; Brainwashing; Apostate; Anti-cult movement; Conflict theory; Moral panic
  • Postface to the special section: Socialization and religion.
    Cipriani, Roberto (2015)
    Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 7:3: 239-243.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization
  • Pornography consumption as a threat to religious socialization.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:4: 436-458.

    Analyzes 2006 interview data from U.S.A. adults. Pornography consumption, especially by fathers, interferes with the religious socialization of their children.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Pornography; Socialization
  • Prayers, protest, and police: How religion influences police presence at collective action events in the United States, 1960-1995.
    Beyerlein, Kraig, Sarah Soule, and Nancy Martin (2015)
    American Sociological Review 80:6: 1250-1271.

    Police are generally less likely to be present for protest events staged by religious groups than ones by secular groups, but there are exceptions.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Protest
  • Losing our religion: How unaffiliated parents are raising their children.
    Manning, Christel J. (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Secularization; Atheist; Socialization
  • Parental religiosity and youth religiosity: Variations by family structure.
    Petts, Richard J. (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 95-120.

    Analyzes 2002 & '05 survey data from U.S.A. youths. Parental attendance predicts youth attendance. Youths from step-parent families, never-married single-parent families, & co-habiting families were less likely to attend, irrespective of parental religiosity. Family structure did not affect parental religiosity predicting closeness to God or private religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Adolescents; Socialization; Devotionalism; Family
  • Les attitudes face aux changements climatiques et les actions pour la décroissance énergétique des chrétiens pratiquants: les effets des persuasions religieuses et du capital social.
    Leonard, Rosemary J., and Miriam D. Pepper (2015)
    Social Compass 62:3:326-343.

    Analyzes 2006 & 2011 Australian survey data; churchgoers were slightly more pro-environment than others. Social capital more strongly predicted action than did attitudes. The norm of Christian responsibility for the environment was a strong predictor of action.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Practice; Social capital; Australia
  • Perfect Children. Growing Up on the Religious Fringe.
    Van Eck Duymaer van Twist, Amanda (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Sect; Children; Socialization
  • To educate, equip, and empower: Black church sponsorship of tutoring or literary programs.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 111-129.

    Based on a 2000 sample survey of Black churches in the U.S.A. Shows characteristics that predict congregational sponsorship of educational programs: tutoring, literacy.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Congregation; Education; Parish; Social services
  • Religious reflexivity: The effect of continual novelty and diversity on individual religiosity.
    Martí, Gerardo (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 1-13.

    The modern situation often involves religious reflexivity--a deliberative problem-solving religious orientation, engendering a de-communalization of religion in which socialization loses importance.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Reflexivity; Individualism; Socialization; Self; Pluralism; Differentiation
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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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