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  • Challenges and opportunities of community organizing in suburban congregations.
    Geraty, Kristin (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 161-179.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interviews concerning a suburban community organizing entity near Chicago. Many participants could not grasp the entity's Industrial Areas Foundation methods & philosophy.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Participant observation; Suburb
  • Authentically Black and Truly Catolic. The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration.
    Cressler, Matthew J. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Urban Church Imagined. Religion, Race, and Authenticity in the City.
    Barron, Jessica M., and Rhys H. Williams (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Race; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Congregation; Diversity
  • Growing suburbs, relocating churches: The suburbanization of Protestant churches in the Chicago region, 1925-1990.
    Miller, Brian J. (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 342-364.

    Based on Church Federation of Greater Chicago data. Relocations were not the same across Protestant denominations. Relocating churches added to ones already in the suburbs.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Succession (urban ecology); Suburb; Protestant, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Catholics and atheists: A cross-cultural qualitative analysis of religious identities among gay men.
    Izienicki, Hubert (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:3: 263-288.

    The monolithic Catholicism of Poland is hostile toward homosexual men & drives them into atheism or agnosticism. The pluralist situation of the USA allows them to retain their religious tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, Poland; Catholic, Poland; Catholic, U.S.A.; Comparative; Homosexuality; Pluralism; Poland, Warsaw; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • "I went through it so you don't have to": Faith-based community organizing for the formerly incarcerated.
    Flores, Edward Orozco, and Jennifer Elena Cossyleon (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 662-676.

    Based on 2012-14 participant observation with 2 community organization project among released prisoners in Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Community organization; Penology
  • Latino congregations and youth educational expectations.
    Sanchez, Esmeralda, Nicholas Vargas, Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martinez, Milagros Peña, and Edwin I. Hernandez (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:2: 171-192.

    Analyzes 2004-07 survey data from largely Latino parishes & congregations in Chicago. Attendance predicts educational expectations. Pentecostal Latino youths' expectations were less than Evangelical youths'; congregational-level SES contextual effects explain the Pentecostal/evangelical difference.

    Associated Search Terms: Contextual effects; Education; Latino Americans; Practice; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Managed diversity: Race, place, and an urban church.
    Barron, Jessica M. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 18-36.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interview data from a youth-oriented downtown Chicago congregation planted by a suburban megachurch. Clergy appropriate some African American culture for the largely white congregation so show they are modern, but avoid being a Black church.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Diversity; Urban; Parish; Race; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States.
    Abdul Khabeer, Su'ad (2016)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Ethnography of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, in Chicago. Use of African American culture markers to assimilate whites to the religious expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Aesthetic; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Islam, U.S.A.; Race; Participant observation
  • Religion and Community in the New Urban America.
    Numrich, Paul David, and Elfriede Wedam (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Community
  • Redeeming Time: Protestantism and Chicao's Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912.
    Mirola, William A. (2015)
    Chicago: Univeristy of Illinois Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Class; Labor; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Social movement; Historical
  • Shades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure.
    Mulder, Mark T. (2015)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    The greater autonomy & theological anti-worldliness of the Christian Reformed Church predisposed it to the trajectory of white flight in Chicago more than was the case with the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Christian Reformed Church; Race; Reformed Church in America; Polity; Theology
  • I'll think of something: Improvisation in small church service programs.
    Kapp, Deborah J. (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 197-215.

    Based on field work in 2 feeding programs in Chicago, in which improvisation by staff was found to be important.

    Associated Search Terms: Improvisation; Leadership; Participant observation; Social services; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Evangelical church policy and the nuances of white flight: A case study from the Roseland and Englewood neighboroods in Chicago.
    Mulder, Mark T. (2012)
    Journal of Urban History 38:1: 16-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Polity; Case study; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • The Place of Religion in Chicago.
    Zelinsky, Wilbur, and Stephen A. Matthews (2011)
    Chicago: Center for American Places.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Chicago Catholics and the Struggles within Their Church.
    Greeley, Andrew M. (2011)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

    Based on interview data from Chicago area Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Movement to Movement Transmission and the Role of Place: The Relationship between Catholic Action and Call to Action.
    Pogorelc, Anthony J. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 415-434.

    Place, in this case Chicago, is important in movement-to-movement development.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Social movement; Historical; Christian Family Movement; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic Action; Call to Action
  • The Role of Families and Religious Institutions in Transmitting Faith among Christians, Muslims, and Hindus in the USA.
    Warner, R. Stephen, and Rhys H. Williams (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 159-165.

    Based on focus groups & interviews with families identified as exemplary in passing their religion on to their youth.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Socialization; Focus group; Family; Youth
  • Bodies in Sync: Interaction Ritual Theory Applied to Sacred Harp Singing.
    Heider, Anne, and R. Stephen Warner (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:1: 76-97.

    Based on the authors' experiences.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Ritual; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Music; Collective effervescence; Emotion
  • The role of the Catholic Church in Chicago immigant mobilization.
    Davis, Stephen P., Juan R. Martinez, and R. Stephen Warner (2010)
    In A. Pallares and N. Flores-González (eds.) ¡Marcha!: Latino Chicago and the Immigrant Rights Movement. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 79-96.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Social movement; Social justice; Justice; Activism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant
  • God and Karate on the Southside: Bridging Differences, Building American Communities.
    Yi, Joseph (2009)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Pluralism; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • ISKON and Immigrants: The Rise, Decline, and Rise again of a New Religious Movement.
    Vande Berg, Travis, and Fred Kniss (2008)
    Sociological Quarterly 49:1: 79-104.

    Hare Krishna in Chicago grew as a seeker movement, declined because of generation problems & scandals, & is growing again as a religion for new immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Migrant; New religions
  • Sacred Assemblies and Civic Engagement: How Religion Matters for America's Newest Immigrants.
    Kniss, Fred, and Paul D. Numrich (2007)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Civic skills; Social participation; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Marginalized Experiences of Hispanic Females in Youth-based Religious Groups.
    Armitage, Janet S., and Rhonda E. Dugan (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:2: 217-231.

    Based on ethnographic studies of Protestant youth ministries in Chicago; the churches' promotion of traditional gender roles interferes with their ministries to young Latinas.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Youth; Latino Americans; Women; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Participant observation
  • Religion in the city on the make.
    Wedam, Elfriede, and Lowell W. Livezey (2004)
    In Philip Barlow and Mark Silk (eds.) Religion and Public Life in the Midwest: America's Common Denominator? Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 159-186.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban
  • Parish Ministry in a Hispanic Community.
    Dahm, Charles W. (2004)
    Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Mexican Americans
  • Islam in Urban America: Sunni Muslims in Chicago.
    Schmidt, Garbi (2004)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Sunni, U.S.A.; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Spreading the Word: Religious Beliefs and the Evolution of Immigrant Congregations.
    Stevens, W. David (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:2: 121-138.

    An orientation toward proselytizing can lead an ethnic church to adopt the language of the host society in its worship before generational tendencies toward assimilation do so.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Assimilation; Ethnic; Abundant Life Ministries Chicago; Ghanaian Americans; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • A dissonant faith: The exodus of reformed Dutch churches from the south side of Chicago.
    Mulder, Mark T. (2004)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Dutch Reformed, U.S.A.; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • 'Taking the World': Evangelism and Assimilation among Ghanaian Pentecostals in Chicago.
    Stevens, W. David (2003)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Northwestern University.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Ghanaian Americans; Assimilation; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Abundant Life Ministries Chicago
  • To March or Not to March: Clergy Mobilization Strategies and Grassroots Antidrug Activism.
    Cavendish, James C. (2001)
    In Sue E.S. Crawford and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Christian Clergy in American Politics. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 203-223.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Catholic, U.S.A.; Activism; Drug; Social movement; African Americans
  • Public Religion and Urban Transformation: Faith in the City.
    Livezy, Lowell W. (ed.) (2000)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban
  • Seeker churches: Promoting traditional religion in a nontraditional way.
    Sargeant, Kimon Howland (2000)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation at the Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago, & on survey data; maintains that seeker churches will continue to grow & conform to consumerist attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Willow Creek Association; Seeker; Emerging church; United States, Illinois, South Barrington; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • How the Swans Came to Lake Michigan: The Social Organization of Buddhist Chicago.
    Numrich, Paul David (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 189-203.

    Overview of Buddhism in Chicago--organizations, ethnicity, coverts, denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Denomination (organizational entity); Ethnic; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Urban
  • Shorter Hours and the Protestant Sabbath: Religious Framing and Movement Alliances in Late-nineteenth-century Chicago.
    Mirola, William A. (1999)
    Social Science History 23:3: 395-433.

    Associated Search Terms: Labor; Sabbath; Social movement; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Historical
  • The Gold Coast Church and the Ghetto: Christ and Culture in Mainline Protestantism.
    Wellman, James K., Jr. (1999)
    Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Historical
  • 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; Parish; Conflict; Market model; Privatism; Moral; Conservative/liberal; Structuration; Organization; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • What it Means to be Christian: The Role of Religion in the Construction of Ethnic Identity and Boundary among Second-Generation Korean Americans.
    Chong, Kelly H. (1998)
    Sociology of Religion 59:3: 259-286.

    Based on 1995 participant observation in 2 Korean ethnic churches in Chicago. Finds desire to perpetuate Korean culture, not needs for ethnic fellowship.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Korean Americans; Ethnic; Generations; Participant observation
  • Church Culture as a Strategy of Action in the Black Community.
    Pattillo-McCoy, Mary (1998)
    American Sociological Review 63:6: 767-784.

    African American religion provides the cultural materials with which mobilization is achieved in the Chicago African American community under study.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; African Americans; Participant observation; Activism; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Culture; Congregation; Social construction of reality
  • Recent Immigrant Religions in a Restructuring Metropolis: New Religious Landscapes in Chicago.
    Numrich, Paul David (1997)
    Journal of Cultural Geography 17:1: 55-76.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Migrant
  • Splitting Interests or Common Causes. Styles of Moral Reasoning in Opposing Abortion.
    Wedam, Elfriede (1997)
    In Penney Edgell Becker and nancy L. Eiesland (eds.) Contemporary American Religion. An Ethnographic Reader. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 147-168.

    Based on 1984-90 participant observation & interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Abortion; Moral
  • What is Right? What is Caring? Moral Logics in Local Religious Life.
    Becker, Penny Edgell (1997)
    In Penny Edgell Becker and nancy L. Eiesland (eds.), Contemporary American Religion. An Ethnographic Reader. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 121-145.

    Based on 1991-93 interviews in 23 congregations in Oak Park, near Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Oak Park; Moral; Community study; Parish; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Conflict
  • African-American Religion and the Mobilization of Community Activism: Congregations as Recruiting Agents.
    Cavendish, James C. (1997)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Notre Dame.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Catholic, U.S.A.; Activism; African Americans
  • 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: Symbol; Ritual; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Power; Alcohol; Testimonial; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Hospital Caregivers' Own Religion in Relation to Their Perceptions of Psychosocial Inputs into Health and Healing.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 37;4: 302-324.

    Analyzes 1989 data from caregivers in 3 suburban Chicago hospitals.

    Associated Search Terms: Nurse; Medical; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Physician
  • Old Wisdom in the New World. Americanization in Two Immigrant Theravada Buddhist Temples.
    Numrich, Paul David (1996)
    Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press.

    Focuses on 2 temples, in Los Angeles & Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Migrant; Buddhist, Theravada, U.S.A.; Assimilation; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Feeling the Spirit: Faith and Hope in an Evangelical Black Storefront Church.
    Kostarelos, Frances (1995)
    Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

    1983-86 ethnography of a storefront African American church in Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Solidarity; Charisma; Storefront church; Missionary Baptist; Participant observation; United States, Illinois, Chicago; African Americans
  • Moral Cultures and the Movement Against Abortion.
    Wedam, Elfriede (1993)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago. [DAI-A 54:04, p. 1550]

    Based on 1984-90 participant observation & interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Moral; Abortion
  • Intimacy and Adjustment among Catholic Priests.
    Nestor, Thomas (1993)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. disserttion, Loyola University, Chicago.

    Finds Chicago Catholic priests as able or more able as others to maintain intimate relations.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Church Finances in Crisis.
    Gannon, Thomas M., and David F. Schwartz (1992)
    Social compass 39:1: 111-120.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Catholic, U.S.A.
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