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  • Politicizing Islam. The Islamic Revival in France and India.
    Parvez, Z. Fareen (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Privatization; France, Lyons; India, Hyderabad; Islam, France; Islam, India; Laďcité; Minority; Participant observation; Politics, India
  • An agenda for research on American religion in light of the 2016 election.
    Edgell, Penny (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 8:1: 1-8.

    Consideration of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; sees the importance of the intersections of religion, race, gender, sexuality & class in American society.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Sexuality; Class; Gender; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Stratification
  • Contemporary religion and the cisgendering of reality.
    Sumerau, J. Edward, Ryan T. Cragun, and Lain A.B. Mathers (2016)
    Social Currents 3:3: 293-311.

    Associated Search Terms: Transgender; Stratification; Gender; Status
  • Collective religiosity and the gender gap in attitudes toward economic redistribution in 74 countries, 1990-2008.
    Jaime-Castillo, Antonio, Juan J. Fernández, Celia Valiente, and Damon Maryl (2016)
    Social Science Research 57: 1-30.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Gender; Religiosity, collective; Economic
  • Calembour de choses dans le vaudou italian: Corps-fétiche et principes d'inégalité devant les dieux.
    Taliani, Simona (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 163-180.

    Describes how human traffickers control young women through ritually turning them into fetishes who experience illness & near-death, & thereby lower in status for purposes of manipulation.

    Associated Search Terms: Sorcery; Fetish; Migrant; Stratification; Nigerian Italians
  • Socioeconomic satus and religious beliefs among U.S. Latinos: Evidence from the 2006 Hispanic Religion Survey.
    Jung, Jong Hyun, Scott Schieman, and Christopher G. Ellison (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:4: 469-493.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from U.S. Latino adults. levels of education & income independently inversely predict prosperity gospel beliefs, though education less so among those who frequently read the Bible. Bible reading predicts belief in miracles.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Stratification; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Education
  • A gospel of prosperity? An analysis of the relationship between religion and earned income in Ghana, the most religious country in the world.
    Beck, Sedefka V., and Sara J. Gundersen (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 105-129.

    Analyzes 2005-06 Ghana Living Standards Survey data; Spiritualist, Pentecostal, & Methodist women had higher income while traditionalists had lower.

    Associated Search Terms: Prosperity Gospel, Ghana; Pentecostal, Ghana; Africanist; Gender; Ghana; Women; Stratification
  • Race, religion, and anti-poverty policy attitudes.
    Brown, Ronald E.; R. Khari Brown; Davin Phoenix; and James S. Jackson (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 308-323.

    Analyzes the non-Latino white, Latino, & African American subsamples of 2008 National (U.S.A.) Politics Study data. Because the non-Latino white subsample had greater variance in support for aid to the poor, homilies on the subject had greater effect on them than on others.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Race; African Americans; Ethnic; Homily; Latino Americans; Minority; Politics, U.S.A.; Poverty
  • Wage differentials in the United States: Does religious participation matter?
    Beck, Sedefka V. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 558-578.

    Analyzes 2003 & '05 panel interview data from non-Hispanic U.S. adults. Practice suppressed wages of mainline Protestants; low participation predicted lower wages for conservative Protestant men & higher wages for Catholic women.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Gender; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Panel study; Practice; Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Inequality and the altruistic life: A study of the priestly vocation rate.
    Fishman, Robert M., Carlos Gervasoni, and Keely Jones Stater (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 575-595.

    Analyzes Catholic ordination rates of 25 nations. Greater societal-level inequality increases motivation to pursue individual material gain & less to pursue such an altruistic vocation as the Catholic priesthood.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Stratification; Vocation; Altruism
  • The prosperous hardliner: Affluence, fundamentalism, and radicalization in Western European Muslim communities.
    Delia Deckard, Natalie, and David Jacobson (2015)
    Social Compass 62:3: 412-433.

    Analyzes interview survey data from France, Germany, Malaysia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, & Great Britain. Net of demographic variables, respondents from more prosperous families were more conservative about gender roles, sought the universal application of Islamic law, and embraced attitudes associated with politicized Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Fundamentalism; Gender traditionalism; Islam; Law; Politics
  • United by faith? Race/ethnicity, congregational diversity, and explanations of racial inequality.
    Cobb, Ryon J., Samuel L. Perry, and Kevin D. Dougherty (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:2: 177-198.

    Analyzes 1998 & 2006 General Social Survey(U.S.A.) data & '98 & '06 National Congregations Study data. Multi-racial congregations do not make whites' explanations of minority disadvantage more structural, & these congregations attract minorities who have non-structural explanations.

    Associated Search Terms: Racial attitudes; Stratification; Parish; Congregation; United States
  • Both ethnic and religious: Explaining employment penalties across 14 ethno-religious groups in the United Kingdom.
    Khattab, Nabil, and Tariq Modood (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 501-522.

    Based on 2002-2013 British employment data. Finds both racial & cultural/religious employment discrimination.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Great Britain; Prejudice, racial; Prejudice, religious; Race; Stratification; Work; Discrimination
  • God, yoga, and karate.
    Yi, Joseph, and Daniel Silver (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 596-615.

    Analyzes on-line business directories (Yellow pages). Conservative churches concentrate in less educated & minority areas, yoga in more educated & white areas.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Minority; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Culture; Conservative, U.S.A.; Yoga, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • Banal is not trivial. Visibility, recognition and inequalities between religious groups in prison.
    Griera, Mar, and Anna Clot (2014)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 30:1: 23-37.

    Associated Search Terms: Penology; Stratification
  • Religion and gender inequality.
    Bartkowski, John P., and Sarah Shah (2014)
    In Lisa A. Keister and Darren E. Sherkat (eds.) Religion and Inequality in America: Research and Theory on Religion's Role in Stratification. New York: Cambridge Universty Press, pp. 173-194.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Gender
  • Conservative Protestants, normative pathways, and adult attainment.
    Fitzgerald, Scott T., and Jennifer Glass (2014)
    In L.A. Keister and D.E. Sherkat (eds.) Religion and Inequality: Research and Theory on Religon's Role in Stratification. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 97-118.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative; Stratification
  • "Dicen que los cien soles son del Diablo": L'interprétation apocalyptique et mythique du Programa Juntos dans les communautés andines de Cajamarca (Pérou) et la critique populaire des programmes sociaux.
    Piccoli, Emmanuelle (2014)
    Social Compass 61:3: 328-347.

    The Programa Juntos aims to integrate poor families into the market economy through cash incentives for mothers and children to obtain identity documents, health services, & education. The author sees locals' interpretation of the program in diabolical terms as social critique. Based on 2005-13 field work in the Cajamarca region in the Andies.

    Associated Search Terms: Peru; Devil; Stratification
  • Religion and Inequality in America: Research and Theory on Religion's Role in Stratification.
    Keister, Lisa A., and Darren E. Sherkat (2014)
    Cambridge; Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Stratification
  • Fewer and better children: Race, class, religion, and birth control reform in America.
    Wilde, Melissa J., and Sabrina Danielsen (2014)
    American Journal of Sociology 119:6: 1710-1760.

    Associated Search Terms: Birth control; Eugenics; Stratification; United States
  • Ambivalent Miracles: Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing.
    Wadsworth, Nancy D. (2014)
    Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Racial attitudes; Stratification
  • Promises unfulfilled: American religious sisters and gender inequality in the post-Vatican II Catholic Church.
    Murphy, Ryan P. (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4: 594-610.

    Describes hegemonic forces that perpetuate gender barriers in the Catholic Church, in light of a current investigation by the Vatican of American Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Stratification; Sisters; Gender traditionalism; Catholic; Gender; Orders/congregations
  • Becoming Catholic. Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape.
    Yamane, David (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2002 participant observation in 6 parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, supplemented by surveys and interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Participant observation; Parish; Individualism; Familism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Conversion; Initiation; United States, Indiana, South Bend
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.; Polity; Practice; Sexual activity; Sexual attitudes; Change; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality; Belief; Conversion; Education; Secularization; Rational choice theory; Membership; Identification; Marriage; Migration; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States
  • Religion and socioeconomic status in developing nations: A comparative approach.
    Heaton, Tim B. (2013)
    Social Compass 60:1: 97-114.

    Compares the social level of religious groups in a variety of nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Ecology; Education
  • Religion and Belief, Discrimination and Equality: Britain in Global Contexts.
    Weller, Paul, Kingsley Purdam, Nazila Ghanea, Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (2013)
    London: Bloomsbury.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Great Britain; Discrimination
  • Gendered organizations and inequality regimes: Gender, homosexuality, and inequality within religious congregations.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 476-493.

    Analyzes 2006-07 National Congregations Study data (U.S.A.); congregations' stances allowing female pastors predicts their acceptance of homosexual leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Gender; Gender role; Homosexuality; Stratification
  • New landscapes of religious diversity in Mexico.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúńiga (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 125-148.

    Reports 2000 & '10 census data. Considers variables that are associated with conversion to minority religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Stratification; Age; Mexico; Urbanization; Migration; Membership; Marginality; Gender; Ethnic; Ecology; Conversion
  • Race, class, congregational embeddedness, and civic and political participation.
    Schwadel, Philip (2012)
    Research in the Sociology of Work 23: 253-279.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Stratification; Civic engagement
  • Religion and the American occupational structure.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2012)
    In Lisa A. Keister, John D. McCarthy, and Roger Finks (eds.) Religion, Work and Inequality. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing, pp. 75-102.

    Associated Search Terms: Occupation; Stratification; United States
  • Religious Diversity in Mexico: Socioeconomic Attainment and Family Structure.
    Heaton, Tim B., David Knowlton, and Lynn England (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:3: 311-330.

    Based on 2010 Mexican census data. Religious minorities in Mexico have more normative family structures & are better off socio-economically than Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Stratification; Pluralism; Mexico; Minority
  • A new approach for studying stratification and religion: Early results from a national internet-based field experiment study of U.S. churches.
    Wallace, Michael, Bradley R.E. Wright, Christine Zozula, Stacy Missari, Christopher M. Donnelly, and Annie Scola Wisnesky (2012)
    Research in the Sociology of Work 23:1: 369-397.

    Associated Search Terms: Experiment; Methods; Stratification; United States; Sampling
  • Conservative Protestants, early transitions to adulthood, and the intergenerational transmission of class.
    Fitzgerald, Scott T., and Jennifer L. Glass (2012)
    Research in the Sociology of Work 23: 49-72.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Socialization; Stratification
  • Youth group cliques: How religious goals can disguise discriminatory group dynamics.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell, and Robert Wedow (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 217-238.

    Based on field notes & interviews in an Evangelical & a mainline Protestant church youth group in northern Indiana. In-group/out-group patterns showed the former to be higher socio-economic status than the latter.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Stratification; Youth groups; Adolescents
  • The Aristocracy of the Will: A Critique of Pierre Burdieu with Illustrations from Chile.
    Thumala Olave, Maria Angelica (2012)
    Social Compass 59:1: 52-68.

    Based on interviews, 2000-2004. The Chilean business elite marked its social boundary through moral virtues, but not motivated by status as much as by moral conviction.

    Associated Search Terms: Bourdieu, Pierre; Catholic, Chile; Chile; Elite; Moral; Stratification
  • Touloutoutou and Tet Mare churches: Language, class and Protestantism in the Haitian diaspora of the Bahamas.
    Louis, Bertin M., Jr. (2012)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 41:2: 216-230.

    "Touloutoutou" and "Tet Mare" are terms for hifalutin & ordinary speech.

    Associated Search Terms: Diaspora; Bahamas; Protestant, Bahamas; Stratification; Sociolinguistics; Haitian Bahamians
  • "Practical DivineInfluence": Socioeconomic Status and Belief in the Prosperity Gospel.
    Schieman, Scott, and Jong Hyun Jung (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 738-756.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. telephone interview data; educational attainment strongly & income are inversely related to belief in the Prosperity Gospel.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Education; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Stratification
  • Questioning secularization? Church and religion in Poland.
    Hall, Dorota (2012)
    In Detlef Pollack, Olaf Müller, and Gert Pickel (eds.) The Social Significance of Religion in the Enlarged Europe. Secularization, Individualization and Pluralization. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 121-141.

    Legal standing of religion in Poland. Description of church organization & works. 2006 descriptive staistics on individual practice. Correlations shown include education, urban, income, & spirituality. Secularization is largely at the macro level.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Urban/rural; Stratification; Spirituality; Poland; Levels of inclusiveness; Education; Catholic, Poland; State
  • Social class and finding a congregation: How attendees are introduced to their congregations.
    Schwadel, Philip (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 543-554.

    Analyzes survey data on Presbyterians in the 1990s & 2001 survey data from a USA sample of congregations. Less educated & less wealthy people are more likely to be introduced to their congregations through social networks, highly educated & more wealthy through denominational identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Stratification; Denomination (organizational entity); Network; Parish
  • Economic inequality, relative power, and religiosity.
    Solt, Frederick, Philip Habel, and J. Tobin Grant (2011)
    Social Science Quarterly 92:2:447-465.

    Inequality predicts religiosity because of the heightened influence of the well-off on religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification
  • The Religious Awakening in China.
    Stark, Rodney, and Eric Y. Liu (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:3: 282-289.

    2001 & '07 surveys show some increase in Christian & Buddhist adherence in China, especially among non-Communists who have some level of prosperity.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Christian, China; China; Buddhist, China; Politics, China
  • Ranking Faiths: Religious Stratification in America.
    Davidson, James D., and Ralph E. Pyle (2011)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Neither extreme nor minimal religious inequality, but moderate levels, have destabilized American society & are likely to destabiize other societies.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; State; Conflict theory; United States; Stratification; Historical
  • Contextual Inequalities in Religious Youth Programming.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 227-246.

    Based on an almost total population of parishes/congregations--the Northern Indiana Congregation Study. Stratification affected the presence of youth ministries.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States, Indiana, northern; Youth ministry; Stratification; Congregation
  • Are Muslims Distinctive?: A Look at the Evidence.
    Fish, M. Steven (2011)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Tolerance; Violence; Stratification; Social capital; Religiosity; Prejudice, sexism; Islam; Democracy; Criminology
  • Gender in the Discursive Practices of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the Former East Germany.
    Rajtar, Malgorzata (2011)
    Social Compass 58:2: 260-270.

    Based on life histories of Jehovah's Witnesses in Saxony, focusing on the clash between Jehovah's Witness gender stratification & East German egalitarian discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Life histories; Jehovah´s Witness, Germany; Germany, East; Gender; Stratification; Women
  • Faith and Money: How Religion Contributes to Wealth and Poverty.
    Keister, Lisa A. (2011)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Develops a model for the impact of religious identification on wealth accumulation of American Conservative Protestants, Black Protestants, Mainline Protestants, white Catholics, Hispanic Catholics, Jews, & others. A chapter examines denominations (Mormons & Mainline Protestant denominations).

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage/divorce; Mormon, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); Latino Americans; Generations; Fertility; Family; Education; Economic; Conservative, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; African Americans; United States; Stratification; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • The Richness of Ordinary Life. Religious Justification among Chile's Business Elite.
    Thumala Olave, María Angélica (2010)
    Religion 40:1: 14-26.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Stratification; Class; Chile; Catholic, Chile
  • Socioeconomic Status and Beliefs about God's Influence in Everyday Life.
    Schieman, Scott (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:1: 25-51.

    Analyzes 2005 U.S.A. survey data ; Socioeconomic status is inversely related to belief in divine intervention, practice positively related.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Belief; God, image of; United States; Practice
  • Religious Affiliation and Participation as Determinants of Women's Educational Attainment and Wages.
    Lehrer, Evelyn L. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 186-205.

    Analyzes 1995 survey data from American women. Jewish religiosity predicts more educational attainment & income, conservative Protestant less.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Economic; Education; Jewish, U.S.A.; Stratification; Women
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