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  • Finding their way to heaven: Women, self-narratives and Catholicism in Quito, Ecuador.
    Calderón Muñoz, Maria (2016)
    Socal Compass 63;1: 20-37.

    Based on 2004-06 interviews with women in Catholic groups in Quito. Conversion experiences after a period of dissatisfaction with traditional Catholicism led to maintaining an individualized personal Catholicism, sometimes at odds with official Church teachings.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Identification; Discourse; Post-structuralism; Women; Ecuador, Quito; Catholic, Ecuador
  • A bounded affinity theory of religion and the paranormal.
    Baker, Joseph O., Christopher Bader, and F. Carson Mencken (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 334-358. Erratum, 78:1 (2017): 117.

    Develops a propositional theory based on a bounded affinity model wherein paranormal experiences are related positively to experiential religiosity & certain beliefs, but negatively to practice, consequential & knowledge religiosity. Illustrates with 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data, Christian subsample.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Dimensions of religiosity; Experiential dimension; Plausibility structure; Bounded affinity; Paranormal
  • The Amish in North America: Knowledge, tradition and modernity.
    Cooksey, Elizabeth C., and Joseph F. Donnermeyer (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociological Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 77-94.

    Amish life is sustained by separation, a sense of history, & a small-scale setting in which introspection & decision-making occur.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, North America; Plausibility structure
  • Gender, Power and the Catholic Church: Women's Participation in Small Religious Communities in Quito.
    Calderón Muñoz, Maria (2011)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Kent, U.K.

    Associated Search Terms: Identification; Post-structuralism; Conversion; Women; Catholic, Ecuador; Ecuador, Quito; Discourse
  • Godless Intellectuals? The Intellectual Pursuit of the Sacred Reinvented.
    Riley, Alexander Tristan (2010)
    Oxford, U.K.: Berghahn Books.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-structuralism; Sacred; Sacred/profane; Baudrillard, Jean; Foucault, Michel; Hertz, Robert; Post-structuralism; Année sociologique; Evil; Hubert, Henri; Durkheim, Émile
  • A Movement without a Crisis is a Movement with a Crisis: A Paradox in Search of a Paradigm.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (2008)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 93-102.

    Develops a typology of crises. Crises often give rise to or are often functional for social movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Crisis; Functionalism; Social movement; Structuration
  • Secularization as Conflict.
    Wohlrab-Sahr, Monika, Thomas Schmidt-Lux, and Uta Karstein (2008)
    Social Compass 55:2: 127-139.

    Based on 2003-08 family interviews in Leipzig, showing secularization resulted not only from repression but the establishment of a worldview that subjectively made religion less plausible.

    Associated Search Terms: Plausibility structure; Secularization; Germany, Leipzig; Conflict
  • Journeys to the Goddess: Pilgrimage and Tourism in the New Age.
    Rountree, Kathryn (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. 33-60.

    Focus on the meaning of pilgrimage to goddess worship visitation sites in Crete, Malta, & Turkey.

    Associated Search Terms: Liminality; Anti-structure; Communitas; Goddess; Feminism; Neopagan; Pilgrimage
  • Structural ('Objective') Hermeneutics and the Sociology of Religion.
    Jindra, Ines W., and Michael Jindra (2003)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 14: 253-275.

    Associated Search Terms: Structuralism; Hermeneutic; Oevermann, Ulrich; Interview; Conversation analysis
  • Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood.
    McRoberts, Omar M. (2003)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Ritual; Anti-structure; Participant observation; Migrant; Urban; Communitas; African Americans
  • Structuralism and Symbolic Universes: Second Temple Judaism and the Early Christian Movement.
    Staples, Peter (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 197-221.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, ancient; Symbol; Structuralism
  • Religion, Plausibility Structures, and Education's Effect on Attitudes toward Elective Abortion.
    Petersen, Larry R. (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:2: 187-203.

    Analyzes 1989-96 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; the liberalizing effect of educational attainment on abortion attitudes is weakest among Conservative & Catholic frequent attenders.

    Associated Search Terms: Plausibility structure; Practice; Abortion; United States; Education
  • Explaining the Relationship Between Christian Religion and Anti-semitism in the Netherlands.
    Konig, Ruben, Rob Eisinga, and Peer Scheepers (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:3: 373-393.

    Analyzes 1990-91 Dutch survey data; the relationship of Christian religion to anti-semitism was largely spurious for religious prejudice, but religion made secular anti-semitism more plausible. Local, narrow perspectives were most important.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Prejudice, anti-Semitism; Plausibility structure
  • Sur la Terre Comme au Ciel. La Gestion des Rites par l'Eglise Catholique du Quebec (fin XVIII-mi XIXe).
    Hubert, Ollivier (2000)
    Sainte Foy, Quebec: les Presses de l'Université Laval.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Historical; Ritual; Catholic, Canada; Structuralism
  • A Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States.
    Berger, Helen A. (1999)
    Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & a national survey of Neo-Pagans.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Neopagan; Structuration; Witch; Participant observation
  • Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious Life.
    Becker, Penny Edgell (1999)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Based on 1990s interviews in Chicago area congregations; uses a typology of congregations. Values are often expressed in terms of congregation types, & these are sometimes in conflict. The "market model" should use congregation types, not denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Privatism; Moral; Conservative/liberal; Structuration; Organization; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Parish; Conflict; Market model
  • Religion and Declining Support for Traditional Beliefs about Gender Roles and Homosexual Rights.
    Petersen, Larry R., and Gregory V. Donnenworth (1998)
    Sociology of Religion 59:4: 353-371.

    Analyzes 1972-93 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows intra-group opinion support is more important than exposure to external support.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Plausibility structure; Homosexuality; Sex role; United States
  • La religion implicite. Une perspective anthropologique.
    Munro, H. Donald (1996)
    Religiologiques 14: 37-45.

    Explains the implicit as that which operates in the interstices of the explicit.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Structuralism
  • The Development of Theological Ideology in Pauline Christianity. A Structuration Theory Perspective.
    Horrell, David G. (1995)
    In Philip F. Esler (ed.), Modeling Early Christianity. Social-scientific Studies of the new Testament in its Context. London: Routledge, pp. 224-236.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Structuration; Ideology
  • Ein Modell der Struktur von Religiosität. Zugleich ein Strukturmodell von Lebenspraxis und sozialer Zeit.
    Oevermann, Ulrich (1995)
    In Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (ed.) Biographie und Religion: Zwischen Ritual und Selbstsuch. Frankfurt am Main: Campus, pp. 27-101.

    Associated Search Terms: Time; Structuralism; Religiosity; Hermeneutic
  • I-Sight, the World of Rastafari: An Interpretive Sociological Account of Rastafarian Ethics.
    Johnson-Hill, Jack A. (1995)
    Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press.

    Focuses on poetry informed by participant observation data.

    Associated Search Terms: Jamaica; Literature; Phenomenology; Symbol; Life world; Anti-structure; Liminality; Communitas; Rastafarian, Jamaica
  • Japanese Religion and Society. Paradigms of Structure and Change.
    Davis, Winston (1992)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Rebellion; Anti-structure; Pilgrimage; New religions; Buddhist, Japan; Shinto; Japan; Civil religion; Motive; Historical; Secularization; Syncretism; Christian, Japan; Modernization; Protestant Ethic; Itoen
  • Ritual, Anti-structure, and Religion: A Discussion of Victor Turner's Processual Symbolic Analysis.
    Deflem, Mathieu (1991)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 30:1: 1-25.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Anti-structure; Turner, Victor
  • Cultural Genetics.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1985)
    In Rodney Stark (ed.), Religious Movements: Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers. New York: Paragon, pp. 157-198.

    Examination of continuity in traits between earlier cults & later ones derived from them.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Structuralism; Change; Innovation
  • Les chemins de la différence. Pluralisme et aggiornamento dans l'après-concile.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (1985)
    Montréal: Bellarmin.

    Studies the Clercs Saint-Viateur.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Pluralism; Plausibility structure; Clercs de Saint-Viateur
  • A Phenomenological Transformation of the Social Scientific Study of Religion.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1985)
    New York & Bern: Peter Lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Weber, Max; Phenomenology; Anti-structure; Ritual; Moral; Conversion; Latin America; Pietist (mentality); Definition of religion; Cognitive distortion
  • On Maintaining Plausibility: The Worldview of Evangelical College Students.
    Hammond, Phillip E., and James Davison Hunter (1984)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:3: 221-238.

    Analyzes survey data from students in 10 U.S. public & Christian colleges. More Evangelicals are found at the Evangelical ones, but the religious outlook elsewhere is strengthened, not threatened.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Plausibility structure; Cognitive minority; Students, undergraduate; Moral Majority; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Second Thoughts on the Presumed Fragility of Unconventional Beliefs.
    Snow, David A., and Richard Machalek (1983)
    In Eileen Barker 9ed.) Of Gods and Men. New Religious Movements in the West. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 25-44.

    Criticizes the use of the concept, plausibility structure, in studies of new religions, as being a disguised bias that blocks understanding.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Plausibility structure; New religions
  • "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: Ritual; Symbol; Anti-structure; Shaker; Historical
  • The Functionalist Paradigm Dominating the Social-Scientific Study of Religion and a Structural Alternative.
    Friedrichs, Robert W. (1982)
    Bulletin of the Council on the Study of Religion 13: 1-5.

    Associated Search Terms: Structuralism; Functionalism
  • On the Presumed Fragility of Unconventional Beliefs.
    Snow, David A., and Richard Machalek (1982)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21:1: 15-26.

    Criticizes the use of the concept, plausibility structure, in studies of new religions, as being a disguised bias that blocks understanding.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Belief; Plausibility structure
  • Religious Deprogramming and Subjective Reality.
    Kim, Byong-suh (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:3: 197-207.

    Based on participant observation & interviews; proposes an analysis based on the subject's interaction with significant others to develop identity & plausibility change.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Anti-cult movement; Identity; Plausibility structure; Participant observation
  • The Sacralization of Disorder: Symbolism in Rock Music.
    Martin, Bernice (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:2: 87-124.

    Applies Victor Turner's concepts of liminality, anti-structure, & communitas to rock music; observes class tensions.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Anti-structure; Communitas; Youth culture; Stratification; Symbol
  • Measuring Intergenerational Religious Behavior Patterns: A Comment on Alternative Representation Strategies.
    Wieting, Stephen G. (1975)
    Review of Religious Research 16:2: 111-123.

    Assesses the use of structuralism, ethnoscience, phenomenology, & psychometric theory for measuring intergenerational religious patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Generations; Ethnoscience; Psychometrics; Structuralism
  • From Symbolic Realism to Structuralism.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (1975)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 14:4: 403-413.

    Critique of Robert N. Bellah's perspective, & extension of some of his central ideas.

    Associated Search Terms: Bellah, Robert N.; Symbolic realism; Structuralism
  • Strutturalismo e Religione.
    Cipriani, Roberto (1974)
    La critica socologica 32: 85-96.

    Associated Search Terms: Structuralism
  • Myth and Symbol Analysis of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Victor Turner.
    Wieting, Stephen G. (1972)
    Social Compass 19:2: 139-154.

    Associated Search Terms: Levi-Strauss, Claude; Structuralism; Turner, Victor; Myth; Symbol
  • The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure.
    Turner, Victor (1969)
    Chicago: Aldine.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-structure; Ritual
  • A Structural Examination of Religion.
    Yinger, J. Milton (1969)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 8:1: 88-99.

    Proposes a functional definition of religion, illustrated by a structural examination of students' responses to open-ended statements about addressing ultimate concerns.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Structuralism; Functionalism; Ultimate concerns
  • The Sacred Canopy. Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion.
    Berger, Peter L. (1967)
    Garden City: Doubleday.

    Definition of religion is discussed on pp. 175-177.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Sociology of knowledge; Plausibility structure; Phenomenology
  • On Maintaining Deviant Belief Systems: A Case Study.
    Simmons, J.L. (1964)
    Social Problems 11: 250-256.

    Analyzes interview data & reviews the literature on an isolated mystic group in Appalachian Georgia.

    Associated Search Terms: Plausibility structure; Mysticism; United States, Georgia; Belief; United States, Appalachia
  • L'Ideologie Humaniste dans la Revue L'Enseignement Secondaire.
    Gagnon, Nicole (1963)
    Recherches sociographiques 4:2: 167-200. [Also in P.W. Bélanger and G. Roche (eds.), École et société auQuébec (Montréal: H.M.H., 1970)]

    Structural analysis of the journal's contents, 1915-1960.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Humanist, Canada; Canada, Quebec; Education; Media; Structuralism
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