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  • Summoned: Identification and Religious Lfie in a Jewish Neighborhood.
    Tavory, Iddo (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation
  • Creating a Buddhist Community: A Thai Temple in Silicon Valley.
    Bao, Jiemin (2015)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Thai Americans; United States, California, Santa Clara County; Participant observation
  • Open Your Heart. Religion and Cultural Poetics of Greater Mexico.
    Sandell, David P. (2015)
    Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Mexican Americans; Participant observation; Culture; United States, California, Fresno
  • Does religiousness increase with age? Age changes and generational differences over 35 years.
    Bengtson, Vern L., Norella M. Putney, Merril Slversten, and Susan C. Harris (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 363-379.

    Based on a Southern California panel study. Religiosity increases with age, though attendance drops in old age. For younger cohorts, spirituality becomes increasingly detached from religion & God is less transcendent & more immanent.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Practice; United States, California; Transcendence; Life course; Gerontology; God, concept of; Immanence; Age; Panel study; Generations
  • God's Gangs: Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Orozco Flores, Edward (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Studies 2 ministries (one Catholic, one Pentecostal) that facilitates the transition of Latino men from gang to socially integrated life patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Gang; Gender role; Participant observation; Deviance/social control
  • God's Gangs. Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Flores, Edward Orozco (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data show two urban street ministries facilitating a transition by young adult males from street life to conventional life, self-destructive masculine expression to family-centered masculine expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Gang; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Gender role; Latino Americans; Masculinity ideology; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Body; Catholic, U.S.A.; Criminology; Life histories
  • Families and Faith. How Religion Is Passed Down across Generations.
    Bengtson, Vern L., Norella M. Putney, and Susan Harris (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1970-2005 panel questionnaire & interview data from families. Intense religiosity & non-religiosity were transmitted across generations more successfully than middling levels of religiosity. The quality of parent/child relationships was important in religious socialization.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Panel study; Religiosity; Socialization; Generations; Family; United States, California
  • One Family Under God: Immigration Politics and Progressive Religion in America.
    Yukich, Grace (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Sanctuary Movement; Migrant; Social movement; United States, New York, New York; Congregation
  • Chicano Spirituality in the Construction of an Imagined Nation: Aztlán.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúńiga (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
  • The private life of public ritual: Interaction, sociality and codification in a Jewish Orthodox congregation.
    Tavory, Iddo (2013)
    Qualitative Sociology 36:2: 125-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Ritual; Participant observation; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Worship Across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multi-Racial Congregation.
    Marti, Gerardo (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in 12 multiracial Protestant churches in the Los Angeles area. Highlights the importance of the worship experience, especially music.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Participant observation; Multiculturalism; Diversity; Ethnic; United States, California, Los Angeles; Music
  • The Adaptability of Pentecostalism: The fit between Prosperity Theology and Globalized Individualization in a Los Angeles Church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2012)
    Pneuma. The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 34:1: 5-25.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Individualism; Adaptation; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.
  • "I determine my harvest": Risky careers and spirit-guided prosperity in Los Angeles.
    Marti, Gerardo (2012)
    In Katherine Attanasi and Amos Yong (eds.) Pentecostalism and Prosperty: The Socio-Economics of Global Charismatic Movement. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 131-150.

    Associated Search Terms: Risk preference; United States, California, Los Angeles; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Occupation
  • Warrior chicks: Youtful aging in a postfeminist prosperity discourse.
    Jenkins, Kathleen E., and Gerardo Marti (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 241-256.

    Based on ethnographic field work & review of ministry literature, Hollywood.

    Associated Search Terms: Feminism; Discourse; Gender; Participant observation; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Age
  • With God on Our Side. The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital.
    Reich, Adam D. (2012)
    Ithaca, new York: Cornell University Press/ILR Press.

    It was necessary for a unionization campaign at a religiously-sponsored hospital to engage issues of values & theology, not simply material interests.

    Associated Search Terms: Labor; United States, California, Santa Rosa; Values; Social movement; Orders/congregations; Hospital; Gramsci, Antonio; Emotion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Social justice
  • The Hijab: Boundary Work and Identity Negotiations among Immigrant Muslim Women in the Los Angeles Area.
    Furseth, Inger (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 365-385.

    Reports attitudes of Muslim immigrant women in the Los Angeles area toward wearing the vail, based on life histories.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Islam, U.S.A.; Life histories; United States, California, Los Angeles; Clothing; Migrant
  • A Faith of Our Own: Second Generation Spirituality in Korean American Churches.
    Kim, Sharon (2010)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in Los Angeles.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation; Korean Americans
  • The Religious Racial Integration of African Americans into Diverse Churches.
    Marti, Gerardo (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:2: 201-217; Comment by Richard N. Pitt, 218-223; reply 224-230.

    Field study shows 2 processes at work in a congregation tghat African Americans joined: one reinforcing identity & the other transcending it.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Parish; African Americans; Diversity; Ethnic; Identity
  • Ego-Affirming Evangelicalism: How a Hollywood Church Appropriates Religion for Workers in the Creative Class.
    Marti, Gerardo (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:1: 52-75.

    Participant observation & interview study of a Hollywood Evangelical congregation that caters to workers in the entertainment industry. Notes a theme of religiously endorsed ambition.

    Associated Search Terms: Entertainer; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Parish; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Religious involvement and depressive symptoms among Mexican-origin adults in California.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Brian K. Finch, Daniell N. Ryan, and Jennifer J. Salinas (2009)
    Journal of Community Psychology 37:2: 171-193.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California; Mexican Americans; Depression
  • Affinity, Identity, and Transcendence: The Experience of Religious Racial Integration in Diverse Congregations.
    Marti, Gerardo (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:1: 53-68.

    2001-04 participant observation & interviews in 2 multi-ethnic Los Angeles churches reveal 3 moments of establishing stable membership by individuals: affinity, reorientation of identity, & transcending ethnicity.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; United States, California, Los Angeles; Membership; Ethnic; Participant observation
  • The bones restored to life. Dialogue and dissemination in the Vineyard's dialectic of text and presence.
    Bialecki, Jon (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 136-156.

    In the Vineyard Church of Southern California, charism & scripture complement & control one another.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California; Vineyard Churches; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Dialectic
  • Sense of the Faithful: How American Catholics Live their Faith.
    Baggett, Jerome P. (2009)
    New York: Oxvord University Press.

    Based on interviews in 6 parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Of yarmulkes and categories: Delegating boundaries and the phenomenology of interactional expectation.
    Tavory, Iddo (2009)
    Theory and Society 39:1: 49-68.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Identity; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.
  • God's Heart Has No Borders. How Religious Activists Are Working for Immigrant Rights.
    Hondagneu-Sotelo, Pierrette (2008)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on 2000-06 interviews & news reports in southern California; recoutns varius religions working for immigrants' rights.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Migration; Civil liberties; United States, California
  • When Pam met Wendy. Gendered Membership Debates among the Radical Faeries.
    Stover, John A. III (2008)
    Nova religio 11:4: 31-55.

    Paradoxes arising from women joining a new religion founded for gay men only.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Membership; Participant observation; Sexism; United States, California, San Francisco; Radical Faeries
  • Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2008)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on ethnographic field work & interviews; studies a multiracial congregation that appealed to individualists struggling in the entertainment industry.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Durkheim, Émile; Individualism; Entertainer; Race; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Diversity; Occupation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Media
  • Religiousness, Spiritual Seeking, and Authoritarianism: Findings from a Longitudinal Study.
    Wink, Paul, Michelle Dillon, and Adrienne Prettyman (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:3: 321-335.

    Longitudinal data from late-adults in Oakland, California, show religiosity correlates positively & spiritual negatively with authoritarianism.

    Associated Search Terms: Seeker; United States, California, Oakland; Religiosity; Longitudinal
  • Pluralism as a Culture: Religion and Civility in Southern California.
    Roof, Wade Clark (2007)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 612: 82-99.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California; Pluralism; Modernity; Civility
  • Crossing the Ethnic Divide: The Multiethnic Church on a Mission.
    Garces-Foley, Kathleen (2007)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; United States, California; Diversity; Parish; Pluralism; Congregation
  • In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change.
    Dillon, Michele, and Paul Wink (2007)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Panel interview study of respondents born in Oakland, California, 1920/21 & 1924/29.

    Associated Search Terms: Longitudinal; United States, California, Oakland; Panel study; Life histories; Life course; Gerontology
  • The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century.
    Ellingson, Stephen (2007)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Studies Lutheran churches in California that became Evengelical in tone & grew.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, California; Megachurch; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States.
    Palacios, Joseph M. (2007)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based on interviews & participant observation, with case studies in Oakland, California, and Guadalajara, Jalisco.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; United States, California, Oakland; Community organization; Participant observation; Activism; Catholic, Mexico; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara; Comparative; Parish; Base communities
  • Religion, Flesh, and Blood: Re-creating Religious Culture in the Context of HIV/AIDS.
    Leong, Pamela (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:3: 295-311.

    Ethnography of a congregation that maintained tradition in accommodated form in order to sustain an AIDS ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; African Americans; AIDS; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • The Catholic Citizen: Perennial Puzzle or Emergent Oxymoron?
    Baggett, Jerome P. (2006)
    Social Compass 53:2: 291-309.

    Based on participant observation in the San Francisco Bay area; Catholic parish subculture, with its minimalism, actually diminishes social justice sensitivities.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Participant observation; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • Contested Accommodation in the Meso Level. Discourse Adaptation within Catholic Charities' Immigration and Refugee Services.
    Bruce, Tricia Colleen (2006)
    American Behavioral Scientist 49:11: 1484-1508.

    Catholic Charities of Los Angeles accommodated the social service context in its discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Accommodation; Discourse; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation; Migration; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • A Mosaic of Believers: Diversity and Innovation in a Multiethnic Church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2005)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Ethnography of an Evangelical congregation in Southern California; it is multi-ethnic but does not emphasize that fact.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Race; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Ethnic; Diversity; United States, California
  • Religion in the Pacific region: Demographic patterns.
    Roof, Wade Clark (2005)
    In Wade Clark Roof and Mark Silk (eds.) Religion & Public Life in the Pacific Region. Fluid Identites. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 25-56.

    Provides data for the pacific region & its 3 states--California, Nevada, & Hawaii, s well as comparative data for the U.S.A. as a whole. Reports political & moral attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Membership; Moral; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; United States, Nevada; United States, Hawaii; United States, California
  • 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
  • When Prophecy Never Fails. Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1989-2002 field work in El Cajon, Calfiornia; a disconfirmation led to re-interpretation.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Myth; Phenomenology; United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Unarian; Disconfirmation; Social construction of reality
  • Faithful Generations. Race and New Asian American Churches.
    Jeung, Russell (2005)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rugers University Press.

    Historical, interview, & ethnographic materials from Japanese, Chinese, & "Asian" Protestant congregations in the San Francisco Bay area; focuses on the emergence of a pan-Asian identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Race; Identity; Asian Americans; Chinese Americans; Pan-ethnic; Pan-Asian; Japanese Americans
  • The Correlation between Political and Ecclesial Ideologies of Catholic Priests: A Research Note.
    Levesque, Paul J., and Stephen M. Siptroth (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 419-429.

    Based on questionnaire data from Catholic priests in Southern California; theological & political Conservatism positively intercorrelated & correlated inversely with age.

    Associated Search Terms: Theology; United States, California; Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Age
  • A Church of Our Own. Disestablishment and Diversity in American Religion.
    Warner, R. Stephen (2005)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    A collection of essays.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; United States; Pluralism; Music; Migrant; Assimilation; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Ambivalence; Herberg, Will; United States, California, Mendocino; Congregationalism; Rational choice theory; Syncretism; Mestizaje; Parish
  • Religion and Alcohol Use among African-American and Hispanic Inner-city Emergency Care Patients.
    Bazargan Shahrzad, Darren E. Sherkat, and Mohsen Bazargan (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:3: 419-428.

    Analyzes 2001 data from hospital emergency room patients in Los Angeles. Religious practice reduces alcohol use while religious coping styles, religiosity, and spirituality have no effect on alcohol use or abuse.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; African Americans; Medical; Coping; Alcohol; United States, California; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Creating an Asian American Christian Subculture. Grace Community Covenant Church.
    Jeung, Russell (2004)
    In Tony Carnes and Fengang Yang (eds.) Asian American Religions. The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries. New York: New York University Press, pp. 287-312.

    Studies a pan-ethnic Asian American church.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; United States, California, Santa Clara County; Parish; Participant observation
  • Engaged Surrender: African American Women and Islam.
    Rouse, Carolyn Moxley (2004)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sunni, U.S.A.; Women; United States, California; Participant observation
  • Sasana Sakon and the new Asian Americans. Intermarriage and Identity at a Thai Buddhist Temple in Silicon Valley.
    Perreira, Todd LeRoy (2004)
    In Tony Carnes and fengang Yang (eds.) Asian American Religions. The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries. New York: New York University Press, pp. 313-337.

    Description of pluralism within Thai Buddhist-and-Christian families at a temple.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Thai Americans; United States, California, Fremont; Marriage; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Temple
  • Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community in a Korean American Temple.
    Suh, Sharon A. (2004)
    Seattle: University of Washington Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation; Korean Americans
  • We Do Not Bowl Alone. Social and Cultural Capital from Filipinos and Their Churches.
    Gonzalez, Joaquin L. III, and Andrea Maison (2004)
    In Tony Carnes and Gengang Yang (eds.) Asian American Religions. The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries. New York: New York University Press, pp. 338-359.

    Overview & 2 case studies of congregations--one in the Iglesia Ni Cristo denomination & one Catholic.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Filipino Americans; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Iglesia Ni Cristo, U.S.A.
  • Coming Out in Christianity: Religion, Identity and Community.
    Wilcox, Melissa M. (2003)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California; Metropolitan Community Church; Homosexuality
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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