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  • Bodyweight perceptions among Texas women: The effects of religion, race/ethnicity, and citizenship status.
    Ramos, Aida I., Gabriel A. Acevedo, and Andrea L. Ruiz (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 433-455.

    Based on telephone survey data from Texas women. Attendance inversely predicts self-identification as overweight. Interaction effects with ethnic & racial categories are noted.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; United States, Texas; Race; Health; Practice
  • Faith agaisnt the storm: Filipino immigrant mobilizations for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
    Cherry, Stephen M., and Amy Lucas (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 354-371.

    Based on 2007-10 participant observation, interviews, and survey data from Filipino Americans in Houston. Involvement in religious organizations facilitated Houston Filipino volunteers in assisting Filipinos displaced from New Orleans and elsewhere on the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Texas, Houston; Voluntary action research; Volunteering; Disaster; Filipino Americans
  • True believers? Religion, physiology, and perceived body weight in Texas.
    Ruiz, Andrea L., and Gabriel A. Acevedo (2015)
    Journal of Religion and Health 54:4: 1221-1237.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Obesity; United States, Texas
  • My friend is gay, but... The effects of social contact on Christian Evangelicals' beliefs about gays and lesbians.
    Baker, Ashley A., and Sarah R. Brauner-Otto (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 239-268.

    Analyzes 2001-13 telephone interview data from Houston. Evangelicals are more likely to say homosexual behavior is wrong, even if they have one or more gay friends.

    Associated Search Terms: Contact theory; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; United States, Texas, Houston
  • Faith, Family, and Filipino American Community Life.
    Cherry, Stephen M. (2014)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Family; United States, Texas, Houston; Filipino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant
  • Rough Country: How Texas Became America's Most Powerful Bible-Belt State.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2014)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; United States, Texas; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Lone Star Muslims. Transnational Lives and the South Asian Experience in Texas.
    Afzal, Ahmed (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on field work in a Houston suburb; retailers adde3d Muslim religious goods to their inventories. Ismaili Islam facilitated a work ethic. One chapter deals with the use of Islam & South Asian culture as a resource for gay men.

    Associated Search Terms: Mobility (vertical); Assimilation; Economic; Migrant; Homosexuality; Pakistani Americans; Participant observation; Transnational; United States, Texas, Houston; Urban; Ismaili, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Media
  • Religion and selected health behaviors among Latinos in Texas.
    Garcia, Ginny, Christopher G. Ellison, Thankam S. Sunil, and Terrence D. Hill (2013)
    Journal of Religion and health 52:1: 18-31.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas; Health; Latino Americans
  • Motivating civic engagement: In-group versus out-group service orientations among Mexican Americans in religious and nonreligious organizations.
    Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Celina Davila, Michael O. Emerson, Samuel Kye, and Esther Chan (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 370-391.

    Compares religious & ethnic civic organizations; the latter have more bridging capital. Based on 2008-09 interviews and participant observation in Houston. The religious organizations were parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Civic engagement; Mexican Americans; Migrant; Participant observation; Social capital
  • Texas Redux. A Comparative Analysis of the FLDS and Branch Davidian Raids.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Jennifer Lara Fagen (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 150-177..

    Despite obvious differences, the 2 raids were similar in the role played by anticult activists & ex-members, the media, state agents, & accusations made.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Eldorado; Anti-cult movement; Comparative; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; United States, Texas, Waco; Waco; Branch Davidian
  • Introduction.
    Wright, Stuart A., and James T. Richardson (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 1-22.

    Provides a general narrative of a state government raid on a polygamist ranch, showing that an anti-cult view prevailed over evidence in launching the raid.

    Associated Search Terms: Polygyny; Persecution; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Anti-cult movement
  • Deconstructing Official Rationales for the Texas State Raid on the FLDS.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 124-149.

    Explores stratagems & rhetorical themes used to raid a religious commune & separate children from their families.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral crusade; Moral panic; Social construction of reality; Anti-cult movement; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Deviance amplification; Apostate; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Social problem
  • Collective Rituals or Private Practice in Texas? Assessing the Impact of Religious Factor on Mental Health.
    Acevedo, Gabriel A. (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:2: 188-206.

    Analyzes 2004 Texas survey data; collective religious activity predicts favorabe mental health measures, indivdualistic unfavorable.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Mental health; Religiosity, collective; Religiosity, private; United States, Texas
  • From an informal to a transnational Muslim heritage economy: Transformations in the Pakistani ethnic economy in Houston, Texas.
    Afzal, Ahmed (2010)
    Urban Anthropology (Specal Issue: Informal Economies) 39:4:397-424.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; United States, Texas, Houston; Pakistani Americans; Islam, U.S.A.
  • Religious Diversity in a Conservative Baptist Congregation.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., Christopher D. Bader, Paul Froese, Edward C. Polson, and Buster G. Smith (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:3: 321-334.

    Data from a conservative Southern Baptist congregation in central Texas shows diversity of belief among the active members.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; United States, Texas; Parish; Southern Baptist
  • Revisiting the Branch Davidian Mass Suicide Debate.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2009)
    Nova Religio 13:2: 4-24.

    Disputes the thesis of Kenneth C.G. Newport that evidence clearly supports the theory of a mass suicide at Waco. Reply by Newport pp. 61-94.

    Associated Search Terms: Branch Davidian; Suicide; United States, Texas, Waco; Waco
  • Deaths in the Fire at the Branch Davidians' Mount Carmel. Who Bears Responsibility?
    Wessinger, Catherine (2009)
    Nova Religio 13:2: 25-60.

    Disputes the thesis of Kenneth C.G. Newport that the F.B.I. & A.T.F. were not responsible for the deaths at Waco. Reply by Newport pp. 61-94.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Waco; Branch Davidian; United States, Texas, Waco
  • The Inter-organizational Ties that Bind: Exploring the Contributions of Agency-congregation Relationships.
    Polson, Edward C. (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:1: 45-65.

    Based on interviews withsocial service agency executives in a mid-sized Texas city. Some relationships between the agencies & congregations drew congregants into community activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Social services; Community study; United States, Texas
  • Attendance at religious meetings and community involvement.
    Theodori, Gene L., and Chyrel A. Mayfield (2008)
    Southern Rural Sociology 23:1: 266-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Rural; United States, Texas; Civic engagement; Social participation
  • Understanding community-based disaster response: Houston's religious congregations and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
    Holcombe, Emily (2007)
    In D.L. Brunsma, D. Overfelt, and J.S. Picou (eds.) The Sociology of Katrina. Perspectives on a Modern Catastrphe. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 107-122.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaster; United States, Texas, Houston
  • Religious Attendance and the Health Behaviors of Texas Adults.
    Hill, Terrence D., Amy M. Burdette, Christopher G. Ellison, and Marc A. Musick (2006)
    Preventive Medicine 42: 309-312.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Practice; United States, Texas
  • People of the Dream. Multiracial Congregations in the United States.
    Emerson, Michael O., with Rodney M. Woo (2006)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Highlights a multicultural Baptist congregation in Houston. Analyzes key-informant data from a sample of congregations for factors predicting diversity.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Race; Parish; Diversity
  • Border Identifications: Narratives of Religion, Gender, and Class on the U.S.-Mexico Border.
    Vila, Pablo (2005)
    Austin: University of Texas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; United States, Texas, El Paso; Mexico, Juárz
  • Religious Diversity and Social Integration among Asian Americans in Houston.
    Klineberg, Stephen L. (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. 247-262.

    Based on 1995 & 2002 telephone surveys.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Asian Americans; Assimilation
  • "We're not a Korean American Church any more":Dilemmas in Constructing a Multi-racial Church Identity.
    Dhingra, Pawan (2004)
    Social Compass 51:3: 367-379.

    English-language ministries to 2nd generation Korean Americans become multi-ethnic & multi-racial; dilemmas of multiple constituencies. Participant observation & interviews in 3 Dallas 2nd generation Korean American Protestant congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Dallas; Generations; Identity; Korean Americans; Ethnic; Parish; Participant observation
  • Where's the Religion? Distinguishing Faith-Based from Secular Social Service Agencies.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Paula F. Pipes, Janet Saltzman Chafetz, and Martha Daniels (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:3: 411-426.

    Based on a survey of aid-to-the-homeless agencies in Houston; religiously-based agencies identified themselves as such, relied more on volunteers, & often employed personnel sharing their own faith identities.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Voluntarism; Social services; United States, Texas, Houston
  • Latina Empowerment, Border Realities, and Faith-based Organizations.
    Peña, Milagros (2003)
    In Michele Dillon (ed.) Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 400-411.

    Discusses the empowerment of Latinas; examples of organizations in the El Paso area.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; United States, Texas, El Paso; Women
  • Faith-based Coalitions, Social Services, and Government Funding.
    Pipes, Paula F., and Helen Rose Ebaugh (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:1: 49-68.

    Most church-based social services are delivered by coalitions & other supra-congregational agencies, not by congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: State; United States, Texas, Houston; Charities
  • Religion and Community among the Elderly: The Relationship between the Religious and Secular Characteristics of their Social Networks.
    McIntosh, William Alex, Dianne Sykes, and Karen S. Kubena (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 44:2: 109-125.

    Analyzes survey data from white non-Latino senior citizens in Houston.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; United States, Texas, Houston; Network
  • The Sacralisation of Political Ideology: Implicit Religion in the American Frontier Tradition.
    Beckley, Robert E., and H. Paul Chalfant (2002)
    In Edward I. Bailey (ed.) The Secular Quest for Meaning in Life. Denton Papers in Implicit Religion. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 309-318.

    West Texas churches succeed in membership as they conform to a worldly view of achievement.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Moral; United States, Texas; Individualism
  • Religion and the Process of Migration. A Case Study of a Maya Transnational Community.
    Hagan, Jacqueline Maria (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Borders. Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 75-91.

    Based on 1990s fieldwork in a Guatemala municipio & Houston; religion provides resources for migration, especially counsel.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Network; Guatemala, Totonicapan Department; Participant observation; Pentecostal, Guatemala; Transnational; Migration; Mayan
  • Chinese Christian Transnationalism. Diverse Networks of a Houston Church.
    Yang, Fenggang (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Borders. Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 129-148.

    Because of the national diversity of ethnic Chinese, their networks are not merely bi-national. Based on fieldwork in Houston (1997-99), Taiwan, Hong Kong, & mainland China (2000).

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Chinese Americans; Transnational; Network; United States, Texas, Houston; Taiwan; China
  • The Evolution of Remittances from Family to Faith. The Vietnamese Case.
    Ha, Thao (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Borders. Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 111-128.

    Based on interviews among Vietnamese Americans in Houston. Not trusting the Vietnamese government, respondents often sent aid to religious establishments in their homeland.

    Associated Search Terms: Remittances; United States, Texas, Houston; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Vietnamese Americans
  • Forty Years of Religion across Borders: Twilight of a Transnational Field?
    Cook, David A. (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Borders: Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira, pp. 51-74.

    Based on fieldwork with members of a Latino Protestant congregation in Houston who participate in transnational networks.

    Associated Search Terms: Argentina, Mendoza; Missionary; Latino Americans; Migrant; Brethren, U.S.A.; Transnational; United States, Texas, Houston; Brethren, Argentina; Diffusion
  • The Santa Cena of the Luz del Mundo Church. A Case of Contemporary Transnationalism.
    Fortuny-Loret de Mola, Patricia (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Border. Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira, pp. 15-50.

    Based on 1999-2000 fieldwork in the U.S. & Mexico.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Latino Americans; Luz del Mundo; Transnational; Migrant; Pentecostal, Mexico; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, Texas, Houston; Mexico
  • Catholicism and Transnational Networks. Three Cases from the Monterrey-Houston Connection.
    Sandoval, Efrén (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Borders. Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira, pp. 93-110.

    Based on 2000 fieldwork in Monterey & Houston.

    Associated Search Terms: Transnational; Mexican Americans; Participant observation; Migration; Mexico, Monterrey; United States, Texas, Houston; Catholic, Mexico; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Immigrant Congregations as Social Service Providers: Are they Safety Nets for Welfare Reform?
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, and Paula F. Pipes (2001)
    In Paula D. Nesbitt (ed.) Religion and Social Policy. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 95-110.

    Relatively few immigrant congregations in Houston provided social services; they facilitate access to such through informal networks.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Network; Migrant; Charities; Social services
  • Transformations in New Immigrant Religions and their Global Implications.
    Yang, Fenggang, and Helen Rose Ebaugh (2001)
    American Sociological Review 66:2: 269-288.

    Based on Houston ethnographic study. Immigrant religious communities are adopting congregational politics & ritual, returning to theological foundations to legitimate adaptations, & reaching out across ethnic lines.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Ethnic; Ritual; Pluralism; Migrant; Polity
  • Social Movements and Party Politics: The Case of the Christian Right.
    Green, John C., Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 413-426.

    Examines the Christian Right & the Republican Party in 4 American states in 1994; the more open the party was to the new Christian right the less well it fared at the polls.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington; United States, Minnesota; United States, Texas; United States, Virginia; Social movement; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Ethnicity among New Immigrants: The Impact of Majority/Minority Status in Home and Host Countries.
    Yang, Fenggang, and Helen Rose Ebaugh (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 367-378.

    Based on participant observation in Houston; contrasts Chinese Buddhist immigrants, who moved from a religious majority to minority status, & Chinese Christian immigrants, who did the opposite.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Ethnic; United States, Texas, Houston; Minority; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Chinese Americans; Participant observation; Migrant
  • Dilemmas of Language in Immigrant Congregations: The Tie that Binds or the Tower of Babel?
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:4: 432-452.

    Based on ethnographies & focus groups--immigrant congregations in Houston.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Language; Ethnic; United States, Texas, Houston
  • Who Buys New Age Materials? Exploring Sociodemographic, Religious, Network, and Contextual Correlates of New Age Consumption.
    Mears, Daniel P., and Christopher G. Ellison (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:3: 289-313.

    Analyzes 1998 telephone survey data from Texas residents.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; New age; United States, Texas
  • How much Clergy Malfeasance is Really out There? A Victimization Survey of Prevalence and Perceptions.
    Stacey, William A., Susan E. Darnell, and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (2000)
    In Anson D. Shupe, Jr., William A. Stacey, and Susan E. Darnell (eds.) Bad Pastors. Clergy Misconduct in Modern America. New York: New York University Press, pp. 187-213.

    1996 victimization survey in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. 4.6% knew of a family member or friend abused by clergy; 2.9% had been abused by clergy. The rates approximate those in education but are less than in law enforcement or business.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy malfeasance; United States, Texas, Dallas
  • Structural Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:2: 135-153.

    Congregational polity and the community center function appear in immigrant congregations in traditions that had neither in the nations of origin; but the 2 features do not necessarily occur together. Based on field studies in Houston.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Polity; Migrant; Ethnic; Parish
  • The Social Ecology of Residential Patterns and Membership in Immigrant Churches.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Jennifer O'Brien, and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:1: 107-116.

    Combines ethnographic & ecological data. Ecological data show the dispersion of congregation members' homes; churches with dispersed members are not always niche congregations & those with concentrated members not always local ones lacking competition.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Participant observation; Ecology; Migrant
  • Clergy Malfeasance, Victimization, and National/Local Awareness. Their Effects on Church Attendance and Financial Giving.
    Stacey, William A., Anson D. Shupe, Jr.,and Susan E. Darnell (2000)
    In Anson D. Shupe,Jr., William A. Stacey, and Susan E. Darnell (eds.) Bad Pastors. Clergy Misconduct in Modern America. New York: New York University Press, pp. 214-238.

    Based on data from a 1996 victimization survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Contributions; Clergy malfeasance; United States, Texas, Dallas
  • Houston Korean Ethnic Church: An Ethnic Enclave.
    Kwon, Victoria (2000)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion and the New Immigrants. Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 109-123.

    Account of an ethnic Korean church in Houston that provides an enclave in the absence of a Korean residential enclave.

    Associated Search Terms: Korean Americans; Migrant; Parish; United States, Texas, Houston; Urban
  • Al-Noor Mosque: Strength Through Unity.
    Badr, Hoda (2000)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.), Religion and the New Immigrants. Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 193-227.

    Account of a Sunni mosque built in Houston in 1980; leaders were Indo-Pakistani.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Islam, U.S.A.; Parish; United States, Texas, Houston
  • To veil or not to veil? A case study of identity negotiation among Muslim women in Austin, Texas.
    Read, Jen'nan Ghazal, and John P. Bartkowski (2000)
    Gender & Society 14:3: 395-417.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Islam, U.S.A.; Women; United States, Texas, Austin
  • Iglesia Cristiana Evangélica: Arriving in the Pipeline.
    Cook, David (2000)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.), Religion and the New Immigrants. Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 171-192.

    Account of a church organized by Argentine Plymouth Brethren immigrants to Houston in 1960.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Plymouth Brethren, U.S.A.; Argentine Americans; United States, Texas, Houston; Migrant
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