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  • Négociation du sacré à Philadelphie: soufismes concurrents au sanctuaire de Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.
    Xavier, Merin Shobhana, and William Rory Dickson (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 584-597.

    Based on 2010 and 2012 participant observation & interviews at a Sufi shrine in Philadelphia.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Sufi, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Shrine; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street.
    Day, Katie (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Impact of the urban ecology on the churches on Germantown Avenue, and vice-versa.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Urban
  • The importance of race and religion in social service providers.
    Hsu, Becky, Conrad Hackett, and Leslie Hinkson (2014)
    Social Science Quarterly 95:2: 393-410.

    Analyzes 2002 survey data from low-income respondents in northeastern Pennsylvania. The racial or ethnic identity of service providers is important to Latinos & African American recipients, & religious identity to Evangelical recipients.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; African Americans; Ethnic; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Race; United States, Pennsylvania; Latino Americans
  • The Eastern Church in the Spiritual Marketplace: American Conversions to Orthodox Christianity.
    Slagle, Amy (2011)
    DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois Univrsity Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; United States, Mississippi, Jackson; Market model; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Priest, Parish, and People: Saving the Faith in Philadelphia's 'Little Italy.'
    Juliani, Richard N. (2007)
    Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.

    Focuses on the immigrant parish, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi under the pastor Antonio Isoleri (1845-1932).

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Migrant; Italian Americans; Parish; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Historical; Urban
  • The Other Philadelphia Story: How Local Congregations Support Quality of Life in Urban America.
    Cnaan, Ram A., with Stephanie C. Boddie, Charles C. McGrew, and Jennifer J. Kang (2006)
    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Parish; Urban; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Saving Souls,Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry.
    Unruh, Heidi Rolland, and Ronald J. Sider (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Social services
  • Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America.
    Cadge, Wendy (2005)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Studies a Thai community in Philadelphia & a largely "white" American congregation in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: Thai Americans; Participant observation; Buddhist, Theravada, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge.
  • The Effectiveness and Trustworthiness of Faith-based and Other Service Organizations: A Study of Recipients' Perceptions.
    Wuthnow, Robert, Conrad Hackett, and Becky Yang Hsu (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:1: 1-17.

    Compares perceptions of social services from public, private, & faith-based agencies; the faith-based agencies are rated by service recipients as more effective & trustworthy.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; United States, Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley; Community study; Social services
  • Prelude to Struggle: African American Clergy and Community Organizing for Economic Development in the 1990s.
    Day, Katie (2002)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Economic; Activism; African Americans; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • The 2002 Pittsburgh Jewish Community Study: Final Report.
    Ukeles, Jacob B., and Ron Miller (2002)
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; Jewish, U.S.A.; Community study
  • Philadelphia Census of Congregations and Their Involvement in Social Service Delivery.
    Cnaan, Ram A., and Stephanie C. Boddie (2001)
    Social Services Review 75:4: 559-580.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Parish; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • The Effect of Life Cycle and Parishioner Perceptions on Average Household Giving in Catholic Parishes.
    Miller, Robert J., Robert A. Parfet, and Charles Zech (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 42:3: 131-331.

    Analyzes 1991-96 questionnaire data from parishioners, Philadelphia Archdiocese; income, attendance, age, perceptions of parish as welcoming, perception that it has sufficient resources, perception that it helps others in need etc. predict contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Contributions; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Integration of Indian Immigrants to Temples Run by North Americans.
    Zaidman-Dvir, Nurit (2000)
    Social Compass 47:2: 205-219.

    Based on 1990-94 participant observation in a Philadelphia temple, as well as interviews & examination of movement literature. The temple residents & leaders tend to be Americans while Sunday visitors include many Indian American immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Indian Americans; Migrant; Participant observation
  • Insecure Prosperity: Small-Town Jews in Industrial America 1890-1940.
    Morawska, Ewa (1996)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Historical; Community study; United States, Pennsylvania, Johnstown
  • Amish Enterprise. From Plows to Profits.
    Kraybill, Donald B., and Steven M. Nolt (1995)
    Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Based on interviews with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Amish; shows a shift from agriculture toward small business.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; Economic; Rural; United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County; Change
  • A Greening of Religion? Some Evidence from a Pennsylvania Sample.
    Kanagy, Conrad L., and Fern K. Willits (1993)
    Social Science Quarterly 74:3: 674-683.

    Analyzes 1989 questionnaire data from Pennsylvania residents; finds that church attendance is negatively related to environmentalist attitudes, but positively related to environmentalist behavior when other factors are controlled for.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania; Environmentalism; Practice
  • The Role of Outsiders.
    Kidder, Robert L. (1993)
    In Donald B. Kraybill (ed.), The Amish and the State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 215-233.

    Based on 1987-90 research in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; the Amish ironically depend on a network of outsiders to set themselves apart from the wider society.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County; Amish, U.S.A.
  • Small Town, Slow Pace: Transformations of the Religious Life in the Jewish Community of Johnstown, Pennsylvania (1920-1940).
    Morawska, Ewa (1991)
    Comparative Social Research 13: 127-178.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Generations; Community study; Jewish, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Johnstown
  • Anomia and Religiosity: Data from a Panel Study of Middle-aged Subjects.
    Kanagy, Conrad L., Fern K. Willits, and Donald M. Crider (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:2: 226-235.

    Analyzes 1971 & '84 questionnaire data from a rural Pennsylvania panel study; practice was inversely related to anomie, belief positively related to it.

    Associated Search Terms: Middle age; Rural; United States, Pennsylvania; Anomie; Belief; Practice
  • To Reconcile Prophet and Priest: Lessons on Religious Authority from the Pittsburgh Unemployment Controversy.
    Long, Theodore E. (1990)
    Sociological Focus 23:3: 251-165.

    Describes conflict in the Lutheran Church in America in western Pennsylvania over pastors' involvement in social protest.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; Schism; Justice; Authority; United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; Conflict
  • Quakers and the American Family.
    Armstrong, Christopher F. (1988)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Quaker; United States, Pennsylvania; Great Britain
  • Our own Vine and Fig Tree; The Authority of History and Kinship in Mother Bethel.
    Beck, Carolyn S. (1988)
    Review of Religious Research 29:4: 369-384.

    Ethnography of Mother Bethel, in Philadelphia.

    Associated Search Terms: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Participant observation; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Parish; African Americans
  • A Chronic Technical Disaster and the Irrelevance of Religious Meaning: The Case of Centralia, Pennsylvania.
    Kroll-Smith, J. Sephen, and Stephen Robert Couch (1987)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:1: 25-37.

    Examines why a slow, underground coal mine fire in Centralia, Pennsylvania, was not given religious interpretations.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Centralia; Disaster
  • Marriage to non-Catholics: German, Italian, Lithuanian, Slovak, Polish and English-speaking Catholics, Schuykill County, Pennsylvania, 1964-1979.
    Gudelunas, William, and Patrick D. Nolan (1987)
    Sociology and Social Research 71:2: 95-98.

    Associated Search Terms: German Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Marriage; United States, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County; Italian Americans; Lithuanian Americans; Slovak Americans; Polish Americans
  • Professionalization in Social Movement Organization: A Case Study of Pennsylvanians for Biblical Morality.
    Cable, Sherry (1984)
    Sociological Focus 17:4: 287-304.

    Interview & observation data on the Pennsylvania chapter of the Moral Majority, Inc.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral Majority; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania; Social movement
  • Performance of United Church of Christ Congregations in Massachusetts and in Pennsylvania.
    McKinney, William J., Jr. (1979)
    In Dean R. Hoge and David A. Roozen (eds.) Understanding Church Growth and Decline 1950-78. New York: Pilgrim Press, pp. 224-247.

    Analyzes 1976 Church Membership Inventory data from the Massachusetts & Central Pennsylvania conferences.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; United States, Pennsylvania; Membership; United States, Massachusetts
  • Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia.
    Baltzell, E. Digby (1979)
    New York: Free Press. [Boston: Beacon, 1982]

    Historical sociology on the ethos of Puritan vs. Quaker elites.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Quaker, U.S.A.; Puritan, U.S.A.; Elite; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Boundary Maintenance Revisited: Tourist Experiences in an Old Amish Community.
    Buck, Roy C. (1978)
    Rural Sociology 43:2: 221-234.

    1976 participant observation study of both the Amish & tourists in Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania. Tourist industry strategies keep tourists from engaging the Amish, thereby preserving the latter from outside contact.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County; Tourists; Boundary maintenance
  • Change in the Function of Social Institutions: The Case of the Synagogue.
    Brownstein, Henry H. (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Temple University {DA 38;4 A, p. 2355]

    Analyzes interview data from officials, especially rabbis, of 39 synagogues in & near Philadelphia, & documentary research; findings emphasize the diversity of change trajectories.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Jewish, U.S.A.; Synagogue
  • 'Publish' or Perish: Negro Jehovah's Witness Adaptation in the Ghetto.
    Cooper, Lee R. (1974)
    In Irving I. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone (eds.), Religious Movements in Contemporary America. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, pp. 700-721.

    Presents 1968-69 participant observation data from an African American Jehovah's Witness congregation in north Philadelphia.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Participant observation; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; African Americans; Participant observation; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.
  • Community in a Black Pentecostal Church. An Anthropological Study.
    Williams, Melvin D. (1974)
    Pittsburgh:, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press. [Reprinted, Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press, 1984]

    Studies a congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Parish; African Americans; Participant observation
  • Religiosity and Prejudice in Northern and Southern Cities.
    Hoge, Dean R., and Jackson W. Carroll (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:2: 181-197.

    Based on denominationally merged data from United Methodist & Presbyterian congregations in Philadelphia & Atlanta.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Prejudice; United States, Georgia, Atlanta
  • A Pentecostal Congregation in Pittsburgh: A Religious Community in a Black Ghetto.
    Williams, Melvin D. (1973)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Congregation; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
  • Terapeutica del sistema de una sects en Puerto Rico.
    Koss, Joan D. (1970)
    Revista de Ciencias Sociales 14:2: 259-278.

    Based on 1961-67 field work conducted in Puerto Rico & Philadelphia.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Puerto Rico; Medical; Spiritualist, Puerto Rico
  • Religious Affiliation, Church Attendance, Religious Education and Student Attitudes toward Race.
    Burnham, Kenneth E., John F. Connors, III, and Richard C. Leonard (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:4: 235-244.

    Studies students in 4 colleges in Philadelphia: Catholics were least tolerance, the non-religious most, followed by Jews & Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Jewish, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Civil rights movement; Atheist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sex; Education; Prejudice, racial; Quaker, U.S.A.
  • Attitudes Toward Interfaith Heterosexual Socializing in a Group of Jewish Teenagers.
    Jacks, Irving (1968)
    Review of Religious Research 9: 182-188.

    Based on 1965 questionnaire data from Jewish teenagers in a middle-sized city in Pennsylvania.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Adolescents; United States, Pennsylvania
  • Moravians in Two Worlds. A Study of Changing Communities.
    Gollin, Gillian Lindt (1967)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Historical sociology of the Moravians in Europe & America.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Bethlehem; Moravian; Germany, Herrnhut; Community study; Brethren, U.S.A.
  • The Religious Factor in Social Change. Max Weber and the Moravian Paradox.
    Gollin, Gillian Lindt (1967)
    Archives de sociologie des religions 12/23: 91-97.

    A comparative analysis of Herrnhut, the major Moravian settlement in Europe, & Bethlehem, the major American Moravian settlement.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Change; Moravian; Germany, Herrnhut; United States, Pennsylvania, Bethlehem; Brethren, U.S.A.
  • Religious Exogamy: A Study of Social Distance.
    Bealer, Robert C., Fern K. Willits, and Gerald W. Bender (1963)
    Sociology and Social Research 48:1: 69-79.

    Analyzes longitudinal data from a sample of rural Pennsylvania 1947 high school sophomores; sect-likeness did not affect religious exogamy.

    Associated Search Terms: Social distance; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Rural; United States, Pennsylvania; Typology; Marriage; Greek Orthodox, U.S.A.
  • Protestant and Catholic Voting Behavior in a Metropolitan Area.
    Glantz, Oscar (1959)
    Public Opinion Quarterly 23: 73-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Personality Differences between Amish and non-Amish Children.
    Smith, Elmer Lewis (1958)
    Rural Sociology 23:4: 371-376.

    Analyzes personality inventory data from 7th & 8th grade students in 2 rural schools in southeast Pennsylvania.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania; Rural; Students, primary
  • The development of a Jewish upper class in Philadlephia: 1782-1940.
    Baltzell, E. Digby (1958)
    In Marshall Sklare (ed.) The Jews. Social Patterns of an American Group. Glencoe, Illinois: Free Press, pp. 271-287.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Stratification; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Historical
  • A Study of Acculturation in an Amish Community.
    Smith, Elmer Lewis (1955)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Syracuse University. [DA 16, p. 1526]

    Examines contemporary Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Amish in the historical context of Amish values.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; United States, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County; Participant observation; Amish, U.S.A.; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Mapping census
  • Divorce and Desertion of Religious and Mixed-religious Groups.
    Monahan, Thomas P., and William M. Kephart (1954)
    American Journal of Sociology 59:5: 454-465.

    Analyzes 1937-50 data, derived from divorce court records in Philadelphia.

    Associated Search Terms: Divorce; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Marriage
  • A City Parish Grows and Changes.
    Abbott, M. Martina (1953)
    Washington: Catholic University of America Press.

    Study of St. John the Baptist parish, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including a 1949-50 census; focuses on changes in parishioners' places of residence.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (geographical); United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Amish Family in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.
    Hostetler, John A. (1951)
    Unpublished M.S. thesis, Pennsylvania State College.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; United States, Pennsylvania, Mifflin County; Amish, U.S.A.
  • Social and Economic Organization in two Pennsylvania German Religious Communities.
    Doll, Eugene E. (1951)
    American Journal of Sociology 57:2: 168-177.

    Examines 2 18th century communities: Ephrata (Seventh-day German Baptist, contemplative, with little economic development) & Bethlehem (Moravian, missionary, with great economic development).

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; United States, Pennsylvania, Ephrata; German Americans; Moravian; United States, Pennsylvania, Bethlehem; Seventh-day German Baptist; Historical; Comparative
  • Status After Death.
    Kephart, William M. (1950)
    American Sociological Review 15:5: 635-643.

    Based on interviews with directors of funeral parlors, cemeteries, monument firms, flower shops, & mourning shops in the Philadelphia area; focuses on bereavement practices of different classes.

    Associated Search Terms: Death; Stratification; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Study of Closed Rural Pennsylvania Churches.
    Scheifele, Theodore Christian (1948)
    Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Pennsylvania State College.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States, Pennsylvania; Rural
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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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