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  • Individualism and Community in Alternative Spiritual "Magic."
    Bloch, Jon P. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:2: 286-302.

    Rather than being individualist, new age magic establishes solidarity among cultural resistors; based on 22 unstructured interviews & field observation.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Magic; New age; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • The Channeling Zone: American Spirituality in an Anxious Age.
    Brown, Michael F. (1997)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • A Spiritual Storefront Church in Nashville: A Thaumaturgical Response to Racism and Social Stratification in the New South.
    Baer, Hans A. (1995)
    In O. Kendall White, Jr., and Daryl White (eds.), Religion in the contemporary South: Diversity, Community, and Identity. Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings No. 28. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 106-116.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Participant observation; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • The Limited Empowerment of Women in Black Spiritual Churches: An Altrnative Vehicle to Religious Leadership.
    Baer, Hans A. (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:1: 65-82. [Also in William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.), Gender and Religion (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, 1994), pp. 75-92]

    Based on 1977-79 ethnographic research, mostly in Nashville; reviews the assumption of clergy roles in the African American Spiritualist churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, U.S.A.; African Americans; Women; Clergy
  • When Scientists Saw Ghosts and Why They Stopped: American Spiritualism in History.
    Garroutte, Eva Marie (1992)
    In Robert Wuthnow (ed.), Vocabularies of Public Life. Empirical Essays in Symbolic Structure. London: Routledge, pp. 57-74.

    Studies effects of the shift of the boundary of the legitimate in science on American spiritualism.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Spiritualist, U.S.A.; Science
  • The Spiritual Churches of New Orleans: Origins, Beliefs, and Rituals of an African-American Religion.
    Jacobs, Claude F., and Andrew J. Kaslow (1991)
    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

    Based largely on ethnographic observation in 18 New Orleans churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Spiritualist (Christian), U.S.A..; African Americans; United States, Louisiana, New Orleans; Participant observation
  • Channels to Elsewhere.
    Babbie, Earl R. (1990)
    In Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony (eds.), In Gods We Trust. New Patterns of Religious Pluralism in America, 2nd Ed. Revised & Expanded. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, pp. 255-268.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, U.S.A.; Methodology
  • The Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ: The Socio-religious Evolution of the Largest of the Black Spiritual Associations.
    Baer, Hans A. (1988)
    Review of Religious Research 30:2: 140-150.

    Historical sociological analysis, showing the founding of the church in one congregation, & its growth. There is a trend toward becoming more mainstream protestant & de-emphasizing spiritualist & thaumaturgical traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: Assimilation; Healing; Spiritualist, U.S.A.; African Americans; Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ
  • The Black Spiritual Movement: A Religious Response to Racism.
    Baer, Hans A. (1984)
    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Universal Hagarīs Spiritual Church (Father Hurley); United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Race; African Americans; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • The Authority and Empowerment of Women among Spiritualist Groups.
    Haywood, Carol Lois (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:2: 157-166.

    Based on 1978-82 participant observation in 4 spiritualist groups in Boston & Indianapolis; shows some institutional patterns amenable to the exercise of authority by women.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, U.S.A.; Authority; Women; Participant observation; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Black Spiritual Churches: A Neglected Socio-religious Institution.
    Baer, Hans A. (1981)
    Phylon 42: 207-223.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • Prophets and Advisors in Black Spiritual Churches: Therapy, Palliative, or Opiate?
    Baer, Hans A. (1981)
    Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 5: 145-170.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Comfort; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • The Medium and Her Message: A Study of Spiritualism at Lily Dale, New York.
    Richard, Michel R., and Albert Adato (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 22:2: 186-197.

    Field study at Lily Dale, New York, 1974; argues that Spiritualism is a sect rather than a cult.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, U.S.A.; United States, New York, Lily Dale; Medium; Sect; Cult; Participant observation
  • RX: Spiritist as Needed. A Study of a Puerto Rican Community Mental Health Resource.
    Harwood, Alan (1977)
    New York: Wiley.

    Based on 1968-70 participant observation & interviews in an area served by a New York City health center; focuses on spirtualist healing among Puerto Ricans.

    Associated Search Terms: Puerto Rican Americans; Healing; Spiritualist, U.S.A.; Medical; United States, New York, New York
  • Terapeutica del sistema de una sects en Puerto Rico.
    Koss, Joan D. (1970)
    Revista de Ciencias Sociales 14:2: 259-278.

    Based on 1961-67 field work conducted in Puerto Rico & Philadelphia.

    Associated Search Terms: Puerto Rico; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Spiritualist, U.S.A.; Medical; Spiritualist, Puerto Rico
  • These Also Believe: A Study of Modern American Cults and Minority Religious Movements.
    Braden, Charles S. (1949)
    New York: Macmillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Anglo-Israel, U.S.A.; Oxford Group Movement, U.S.A.; Jehovahīs Witness, U.S.A.; New Thought; Mormon, U.S.A.; Father Divine; Spiritualist, U.S.A.; Christian Science, U.S.A.; Theosophy, U.S.A.; Liberal Catholic Church, U.S.A.
  • Spiritualist Sect in Nashville.
    Lockley, Edith A. (1936)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Fisk University.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, U.S.A.; African Americans; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
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