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  • Bridging science and religion: How health-care workers as storytellers construct spiritual meanings.
    Grant, Don, Jeff Sallaz, and Cindy Cain (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 465-484.

    Analyzes questionnaire responses from nurses at a research hospital, including an open-ended question about spirituality. Explores the narrative devices hat nurses use to frame the spiritual dimension of their work in a scientific, spirituality-neutral setting.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Lived religion; Medical; Nurse; Spirituality; Symbolic interactionism; Fuzzy-set
  • Ultra-baroque Catholicism: Multiplied images and decentered religious symbols.
    De la Torre, Renée (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 181-196.

    The mass production of baroque Catholic symbols in Mexico deinstitutionalizes the symbols & helps imagery prevail over textual discourse. Examples: Our Lady of Guadalupe, dressing the Christ child, non-church saints, & such internet phenomena as the 2012 Mayan apocalypse.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular Catholicism; Syncretism; Popular religion; Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara; Magic; Internet; Art; Symbol
  • When heterodoxy becomes heresy: Using Bourdieu's concept of doxa to describe state-sanctioned exclusion in Pakistan.
    Qadir, Ali (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:2: 155-176.

    Examines declassified transcripts of Pakistani parliamentary discussions of constitutional amendments that made Ahmadiyya heretical & subject to persecution.

    Associated Search Terms: Ahmadiyya; Bourdieu, Pierre; Doxa; Heresy; Islam, Pakistan; Pakistan; Persecution; Politics, Pakistan; Symbolic capital; Discourse
  • Religion and Power. No Logos without Mythos.
    Martin, David (2014)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    A collection of essays, having power & religion as a theme. Criticizes the privatization & rationalization versions of the secularization thesis. Focus on differentiation &the relationship of religion to power. Presupposes a functionalist definition of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Ukraine; Violence; Symbol; Spain; Secularization; Secularism; Rationalization; Privatization; Power; Politics; Poland; Definition of religion; Voluntarism; Charisma; Peace/war; Comparative; Differentiation; Great Britain; Great Britain, London; Identity, national; Individualism; Lithuania; Nationalism; Axial age
  • A eficácia simbólica e terapêutica de práticas religiosas entre os trabalhadores brasileiros no Japão.
    Matsue, Regina Yoshie, and Mário Henrique Ogasavara (2013)
    Religião e Sociedade 33:2: 102-120.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Brazilian Japanese; Symbol; Healing; Medical
  • Chicano Spirituality in the Construction of an Imagined Nation: Aztlán.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 218-235.

    Examines the cult that constitutes the transnational Mexicanist spirituality that is centered around the myth of Aztlán. Focuses on Chicano Park in San Diego, California.

    Associated Search Terms: Aztlán; United States, California, San Diego; Transnational; Symbol; Mexican Americans; Culture; Ritual
  • Religion in public action. From actors to settings.
    Lichterman, Paul (2012)
    Sociological Theory 30:1: 15-36.

    Ethnographies of a faith-based homeless advocacy organization & an activist campaign for housing show the development of social capital rather than the addition of religious persons or entities to be instrumental in social change.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Dramaturgy; Homeless; Participant observation; Social capital; Symbolic interactionism
  • La ville africaine d'après la production de langue française. Conditions économiques, migration urbaine et protestation religieuse.
    Ollagnon, Matthieu (2011)
    Social Compass 58:1: 61-68.

    The African city is a site of cultural recomposition that can be studied from a symbolic interactionist perspective, especially with regard to religious minorities.

    Associated Search Terms: Minority; Africa; Symbolic interactionism; Urban
  • On the Processes and Problematics of Representing Divinity: Dio Chrysostom (ca. 40-120) and the Pragmatist Motif.
    Prus, Robert (2011)
    In Barbara Jones Denison (ed.) History, Time, Meaning, and Memory. Ideas for the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 205-221.

    A reading of On Man's Firt Conception of the Gods, by Dio Chrysostom.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Social construction of reality
  • Figuring Cathoicism: An Ethnography of the Santo Niño De Cebu.
    Bautista, Julius (2011)
    Quezon Ciy: Ateneo de Manila University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Philippines, Cebu; Discourse analysis; Catholic, Philippines; Symbol
  • Heritage, Nationalism and the Shifting Symbolism of the Wailing Wall.
    Ricca, Simone (2010)
    Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions 151:3: 169-188.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Israel, Jerusalem; Nationalism
  • Les croyances religieuses: entre raison, symbolisation et experience.
    Lamine, Anne-Sophie (2010)
    L'Année Sociologique 60: 93-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Rationality; Belief
  • Religion in the Works of Habermas, Bourdieu, and Foucault.
    Furseth, Inger (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 98-115.

    Explains the relevance of the 3 thinkers, who rarely studied religion, to the sociology of religion-e.g. the power & rights impicitly limited or furthered in religious symbols & discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Bourdieu, Pierre; Discourse; Foucault, Michel; Habermas, Jürgen
  • Religión, política y capital simbólico. Reflexiones en torno al caso de Santiago del Estero.
    Martinez, Ana (2009)
    Revista Argentina de Sociología 7:12/13: 76-94.

    Argentina, 1990-2005.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic capital; Politics, Argentina; Argentina, Santiago del Estero
  • Celebrando São Besso ou o que Robert Hertz e a Escola Francesa de Sociologia têm a nos dizer sobre festas, rituais e simbolismo.
    Menzes, Renata de Castro (2009)
    Religião e Sociedade 29:1: 179-199.

    Associated Search Terms: Année sociologique; Symbol; Ritual; Hertz, Robert; Saints; Feast
  • "It's the Stories": Catholicism and the Analogical Imagination.
    Carroll, Michael P. (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.) What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 19-27.

    Associated Search Terms: Hope; God, image of; Greeley, Andrew M.; Imagination; Symbol
  • Retour sur le concept d'aliénation: un possible émancipateur masqué par le voile idéologique de la modernité.
    Forgues, Eric (2006)
    Social Compass 53:3: 379-397.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Alienation
  • La lógica del mercado y la lógica de la creencia en la creación de mercancias simbólicas.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Cristina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2005)
    Desacatos 18: 53-70.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Commodification
  • Ritual, Symbol, and Experience: Understanding Catholic Worker House Masses.
    Spickard, James V. (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 337-357.

    Based on extensive participant observation in the Los Angeles Catholic Worker house.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; United States, California, Los Angeles; Catholic Worker; Ritual; Experiential dimension; Phenomenology
  • Festa da Alma Milagrosa, simbolismo de um ritual de aflição.
    Ferreti, Sérgio F. (2004)
    Ciências sociais e religião/Ciencias sociales y religión 6:6: 135-152.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Feast; Symbol; Suffering
  • Spiritual Capital: Theorizing Religion with Bourdieu against Bordieu.
    Verter, Bradford (2003)
    Sociological Theory 21:2: 150-174.

    Associated Search Terms: Esoteric; Symbolic capital; Bourdieu, Pierre; Habitus; Spiritual capital; Conversion
  • 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
  • Early Christian Culture as Interaction.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (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. 291-308.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Culture; Symbolic interactionism
  • "Mythic Gesture." Robert N. Bellah and Cultural Sociology.
    Alexander, Jeffrey C., and Steven J. Sherwood (2002)
    In Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton (eds.) Meaning and Modernity. Religion, Polity, and Self. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-14.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Symbolic realism; Bellah, Robert N.
  • Implicit Religion and Power.
    Borg, Meerten B. ter (2002)
    Implicit Religion 5:1: 5-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Implicit religion; Social construction of reality; Functionalism, micro; Sacred; Symbol
  • Urban Inequality and the Possibilities of Change Based Intervention.
    Maines, David R., and Michael J. McCallion (2000)
    Studies in Symbolic Interaction 23: 41-52.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Symbolic interactionism; Stratification; Urban
  • Metaphors, Transcendences and Indirect Communication. Alfred Schutz' Phenomenology of the Life-world and the Metaphors of Religion.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (1999)
    In Lieven Boeve, Kurt Frayaerts, and James Francis (eds.) Metaphor and God-Talk. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 75-94.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendence; Symbol; Schutz, Alfred; Phenomenology
  • Ritual Combat in the Gospels and Josephus: A New Methodological Approach.
    Staples, Peter (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 481-492.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Symbol; Early Christian; Jewish, ancient
  • Transzendenzerfahrung und symbolische Kommunikation. Die phänomenologische orientierte Soziologie und die kommunikative Konstruktion der Religion.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (1998)
    In Hartmann Tyrell, Volkhard Krech, and Hubert A. Knoblauch (eds.) Religion als Kommunikation. Würzburg: Ergon, pp. 147-186.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Phenomenology; Symbol; Experience
  • Moral Entrepreneuring in Japan: A Labeling Theory Analysis of the Salvation Army's Efforts.
    Nelson, Jack E. (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 40:1: 35-54.

    Historical case study of Salvation Army missionary endeavors in Japan.

    Associated Search Terms: Labeling; Japan; Missions; Moral; Alcohol; Moral entrepreneur; Symbolic crusade; Salvation Army, Japan
  • Damanhur: Popolo e comunità.
    Berzano, Luigi (1998)
    Leumann, Italy: Elle Di Ci.

    Based on internal documents of Damanhur & interviews; the commune developed around the charismatic leader Oberto Airaudi, near Turin.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Commune; Damanhur; Italy, Valchiusella; Syncretism; Symbol; Charisma; New age; Routinization; Ritual; Paranormal; Secrecy; Healing
  • Jesus und die symbolpolitischen Konflikte seiner Zeit. Sozialgeschichtliche Aspekte der Jesusforschung.
    Theissen, Gerd (1997)
    Evangelische Theologie 57: 378-400.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Symbol; Conflict
  • The Symbolic Significance of Women's Ordination.
    Chaves, Mark (1997)
    Journal of Religion 77:87-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Clergy; Women
  • Despicable Deviants: Labelling Theory and the Polemic of the Pastorals.
    Pietersen, Lloyd (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:4: 343-352.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Status degradation; Labeling; Symbolic interactionism
  • Struggles for Mutual Reverence. Social Strategies and Religious Stories.
    Lawson, Matthew P. (1997)
    In Penny Edgell Becker and Nancy L. Eiesland (eds.) Contemporary American Religion. An Ethnographic Reader. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 51-77.

    Life history data of 4 women gathered as part of an ethnography of a Catholic charismatic prayer group outside Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Symbol; Ritual; Testimonial; Alcohol; Power; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Words as Things: Language, Aesthetics, and the Objectification of Protestant Evangelicalism.
    Coleman, Simon (1996)
    Journal of Material Culture 1: 107-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Symbol; Material culture
  • Symboliques sociales et "religion." Rétrospectives et prospectives autour de l'objet.
    Hiernaux, Jean Pierre. (1996)
    In L. Voyé (ed.) Figures des Dieux. Rites et Mouvements Religieux. Bruxelles: DeBoeck, pp. 1-30.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Symbol
  • La Dimension Implicite dans le Symbole et le Rituel. Applications à la Théorie de la Sécularisation.
    Langley, Myrtle S. (1996)
    Religiologiques 14: 59-74.

    Interprets a seemingly secular social ritual & symbol as implicitly religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Kenya; Ritual; Nandi; Implicit religion; Symbol
  • Ideas and Symbols as Resources in Intrareligious Conflict: The Case of American Mennonites.
    Kniss, Fred (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:1: 7-23.

    Overview of intra-Mennonite conflicts, 1810-1985; focuses on the mobilization of symbolic or ideational resources.

    Associated Search Terms: Mennonite, U.S.A.; Social movement; Symbol; Conflict
  • The Trouble with Religious Studies. Or Why Scientific Claims in the Study of Religions Should be Left to Symbolic Interactionists and Other Scientists.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1995)
    Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 7:3: 251-258. Comment by Robert A. Segal 259-266. Reply by Blasi 267-271.

    Critique of reductionism.

    Associated Search Terms: Reductionism; Methodology; Symbolic interactionism
  • Blood, Oil, Honey, and Water: Symbolism in Spirit Possession Sects in Northeastern Brazil.
    Shapiro, Dolores J. (1995)
    American Ethnologist 22:4: 828-847.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil, northeast; Possession; Symbol; Ritual objects
  • Material Christianity: Religion and Popular Culture in America.
    McDannell, Colleen (1995)
    New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Material culture; Popular culture; United States; Symbol
  • Boundaries and Self-presentation among the Hasidim: A Study in Identity Maintenance.
    Shaffir, William (1995)
    In Janet S. Belcove-Shalin (ed.) New World Hasidim. Ethnographic Studies of Hasidic Jews in America. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 31-68.

    Illustrates the value of symbolic interactionism in ethnographic research among the Hasidim of Montreal; notes the author's different reception by different sects.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Hasidic, Canada; Education; Participant observation; Canada, Quebec, Montreal; Identity; Boundary maintenance; Sect; Proselytizing; Symbolic interactionism
  • 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
  • The Principle of Subsidiarity.
    Voyé, Liliane (1994)
    In John Fulton and Peter Gee (eds.) Religion in Contemporary Europe. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 109-124.

    Subsidiarity has a largely Catholic history, though its origins share those of the Reformation. The popes have symbolic power while the subsidiary bishops' conferences have administrative control. There is an analogous political application to Europe.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Bishops´ conference; Subsidiarity; Papacy; Catholic
  • Faith in Action: Religious Resources for Political Success in Three Congregations.
    Wood, Richard L. (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:4: 397-417.

    Based on interviews in 3 congregations in a California city; shows liturgical life & symbolism more important in local political mobilization than a politicized belief content.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Ritual; Parish; Symbol
  • Passing the Plate in Affluent Churches: Why Some Members Give More Than Others.
    Davidson, James D., and Ralph E. Pyle (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 181-196.

    Analyzes 1985 questionnaire data from affluent churches in St. Joseph & Tippecanoe counties, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Symbolic interactionism; Exchange theory; United States, Indiana
  • Religion and the Meaning of Work.
    Davidson, James D., and David P. Caddell (1994)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 33:2: 135-147.

    Analyzes 1986 questionnaire data from members of 31 affluent congregations in South Bend & Lafayette, Indiana; shows religious variables affecting views of work, apart from what exchange theory would predict about the latter.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; United States, Indiana; Exchange theory; Symbolic interactionism
  • Fundamentalist Religion and the Moral Crusade against Satanism: The Social Construction of Deviant Behavior.
    Victor, Jeffrey S. (1994)
    Deviant Behavior 15:3: 305-334.

    Based on interviews, participant observation, & other methods in the Jamestown, New York, area.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Moral crusade; Satanist; Symbolic interactionism
  • Immagini dela relgiosità in Italia.
    Burgalassi, Silvano, Carlo Prandi, and Stefano Martelli (1993)
    Milano: Franco angeli.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Italy
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