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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: Symbolic interactionism; Spirituality; Nurse; Medical; Discourse; Fuzzy-set; Lived religion
  • Summoned: Identification and religious life in a Jewish neighborhood.
    Tavory, Iddo (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Uses the expression "identification" to refer to the construction of identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Identification; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Symbolic interactionism; Participant observation
  • 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: Dramaturgy; Homeless; Participant observation; Social capital; Symbolic interactionism; Activism
  • 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: Urban; Symbolic interactionism; Minority; Africa
  • 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
  • Spoiled group identities and backstage work. A theory of stigma management rehearsals.
    O'Brien, John (2011)
    Social Psychology Quarterly 74:3: 291-309.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Identity; Participant observation; Adolescents; Stigma; Symbolic interactionism
  • 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: Symbolic interactionism; Early Christian; Culture
  • 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: Symbolic interactionism; Activism; Urban; Stratification
  • 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; Symbolic interactionism; Status degradation; Labeling
  • 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: Symbolic interactionism; Methodology; Reductionism
  • 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: Symbolic interactionism; Participant observation; Education; Sect; Jewish, Hasidic, Canada; Canada, Quebec, Montreal; Identity; Boundary maintenance; Proselytizing
  • 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: Symbolic interactionism; Contributions; 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: Satanist; Symbolic interactionism; Moral crusade; Deviance/social control; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Studying Religion in the Eighties.
    Neitz, Mary Jo (1990)
    In Howard S. Becker and Michael W. McCall (eds.) Symbolic Interaction and Cultural Studies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 90-118.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism
  • Personal Growth in a Yoga Ashram: A Symbolic Interactionist Interpretation.
    Wilson, Stephen R. (1990)
    In Monty L. Lynn and David O. Moberg (eds.) Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 2. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga; Symbolic interactionism; Ashram
  • Making Sense of Religion by Direct Observation: An Application of Frame Analysis.
    Park, George (1990)
    In S.H. Riggins (ed.) Beyond goffman: Studies on Communication, Institution, and Social Interaction. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 235-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Frame analysis; Symbolic interactionism; Participant observation; Dramaturgy
  • Religion and Role-identity: A Structural Symbolic Interactionist Conceptualization of Religiosity.
    Wimberley, Dale W. (1989)
    Sociological Quarterly 30:1: 125-142.

    Proposes norm adherence & identity salience components of religiosity; uses symbolic interactionist identity theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; Symbolic interactionism; Identity; Salience; Norm
  • Divine Relations, Social Relations, and Well-being.
    Pollner, Melvin (1989)
    Journal of Health and Social Behavior 30:1: 92-104.

    Analyzes 1983-84 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows quasi-interaction with the divine independently predicts subjective well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Symbolic interactionism; Well-being, psychological; Prayer
  • Structure, Function, and Cognitive Development in Cursillo: An Interactionist Analysis.
    O'Sullivan, Ralph G. (1988)
    Sociological Spectrum 9:3: 257-275.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Cursillo
  • Toward a General Model of the Process of Radical Conversion: An Interactionist Perspective on the Transformation of Self-Identity.
    Bankston, William B., Craig J. Forsyth, and H. Hugh Floyd, Jr. (1981)
    Qualitative Sociology 4:4: 279-297.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Conversion; Symbolic interactionism
  • Becoming a Zen Practitioner.
    Preston, David L. (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:1: 47-55.

    Discusses the role of meditation in the process of conversion to Zen; examines the relevance of physiological results of meditation.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Meditation; Conversion; Zen
  • The Social-psychology of Religious Experience: A Naturalistic Approach.
    Straus, Roger A. (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:1: 57-67.

    Sees religious experience being depicted differently in the process of defining the situation.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Symbolic interactionism; Definition of the situation
  • The Concept of Symbolic Interactionism in the German Sociology of Religion.
    Fischer, Wolfram, and Wolfgang Harhold (1980)
    Social Compass 27:1: 75-84.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism
  • Disaffiliation: Some Notes on "Falling from the Faith."
    Brinkerhoff, Merlin B., and Kathryn L. Burke (1980)
    Sociological Analysis 41:1: 41-54.

    Develops a typology of those who leave fundamentalist sects, & model of the accompanying labeling process.

    Associated Search Terms: Heresy; Disaffiliation; Symbolic interactionism; Labeling
  • Toward a Sociology of Religion Based on the Philosophy of George Herbert Mead.
    Sykes, Richard E. (1980)
    In Gregory Baum (ed.) Sociology and Human Destiny. Essays on Sociology, Religion and Society. New York: Seabury, pp. 167-182.

    Associated Search Terms: Mead, George H.; Symbolic interactionism
  • Religious Conversion as a Personal and Collective Accomplishment.
    Straus, Roger A. (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:2: 158-165.

    Sees conversion as an accomplishment of an activity strategizing seeker interaction with the others constituting a religious collectivity.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Seeker; Conversion
  • Rhetorics and Action in Moral Organizations: Social Control of Little Leaguers and Ministry Students.
    Kleinman, Sherryl, and Gary Alan Fine (1979)
    Urban Life 8:3: 275-294.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Participant observation; Social control; Seminarians
  • The Effect of Spiritual Exercises on the Integration of Self-system.
    Sacks, Howard L. (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:1: 46-50.

    Questionnaire data from 50 U.S. & Anglo-Canadian Jesuit novices, before & after an intensive retreat consisting of Loyola's spiritual exercises.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Self; Orders/congregations; Novice; Society of Jesus
  • A Dramaturgical Analysis of Movement Accommodation: Building Idiosyncrasy Credit as a Movement Mobilization Strategy.
    Snow, David A. (1979)
    Symbolic Interaction 2:2: 23-44.

    Considers the strategy of gaining acceptance as an idiosyncratic entity.

    Associated Search Terms: Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Accommodation; Dramaturgy; Social movement; Symbolic interactionism
  • Il rituale e la festa come punti di intersezione tra rappresentazioni collettive e interazione simbolica.
    D'Agostino, Federico (1978)
    Rassegna italiana di sociologia 19:4: 593-614.

    Synthesis of theoretical approaches to ritual & feasts; symbolic interactionism & collective representation theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Feast; Symbolic interactionism; Collective representation
  • Toward a Dramaturgical Interpretation of Religion.
    Harrison, Paul M. (1977)
    Sociological Analysis 38:4: 389-396.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Dramaturgy
  • George Herbert Mead and the Paradox of Prediction.
    Nye, William P. (1977)
    Sociological Analysis 38:2: 91-105.

    Mead's expansion of socialty toward universality is particularly relevant to the sociology of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Mead, George H.; Symbolic interactionism
  • The Swedenborgians: An Interactionist Analysis.
    Jones, Robert Kenneth (1974)
    Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 7: 132-153.

    Uses an interaction analysis to illustrate how movements such as the Swedenborgian may have quite distinct meanings for members & for outsiders.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Swedenborg
  • An Interactionist Approach to the Sociology of Religion.
    Gaede, Stan D. (1974)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Vanderbilt University. [DA 35:7 A, p. 4697]

    Tests models of secularization, behavioral concomitants of religion, & sect assimilation, with North American Mennonite data.

    Associated Search Terms: Mennonite, Canada; Symbolic interactionism; Mennonite, North America; Assimilation; Sect; Secularization
  • Religious Self-designating Behaviors.
    McPhail, Clark (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:3: 262-270.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Self; United States; Twenty Statements Test; Symbolic interactionism
  • Alternation and Conversion as Qualitatively Different Transformations.
    Travisano, Richard V. (1970)
    In Gregory P. Stone and Harvey A. Farberman (eds.) Social Psychology through Symbolic Interaction. Waltham, Massachusetts: Ginn-blaisdell, pp. 594-606.

    Sees conversion as drastic change of identity & alternation as segmental change of identity; illustrates with interviews of Hebrew Christians.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew Christian; Alternation; Conversion; Symbolic interactionism
  • The Catholic Church and Social Personality.
    Weigert, Andrew J. (1969)
    Review for Religious 28:5: 807-813.

    Catholic moral theory has neglected the interactionist aspect of the human personality.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Moral; Catholic; Self
  • The Theoretical Perspectives for the Sociological Study of Religion in the City. (Lecture I). The Sociological Study of Religion in the City. The Perspective of Social Interaction. (Lecture II).
    Kincheloe, Samuel C. (1965)
    Review of Religious Research 6:2: 63-76; 77-81.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Urban
  • An Empirical Investigation of Self-Attitudes.
    Kuhn, Manford H., and Thomas S. McPartland (1954)
    American Sociological Review 19:1: 68-76.

    Twenty Statements Test data from undergraduate students at Iowa State University; variations in consensually-based self-identifications by majority vs. minority religious membership.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Twenty Statements Test; Symbolic interactionism
  • The Religious Bearings of a Secular Mind: George Herbert Mead.
    Smith, T.V. (1932)
    Journal of Religion 12: 200-213.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Mead, George H.
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