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  • (Re)locating sacredness in Shamghai.
    Hingley, Liz, Benoît Vermander, and Liang Zhang (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 38-56.

    Maps sacredness in Shanghai by exploring landmarks, compounds, privacy, and waterways.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Shanghai; Urban
  • Measuring religion in different spatial contexts: How surveys involving religion inconsistently determine locations.
    Miller, Brian J. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 285-304.

    Describes inconsistencies in the way surveys that are used in the sociology of religion categorize locales, with consequences for reported findings.

    Associated Search Terms: Survey; Urban/rural; Methods
  • Christian churches and immigrant support in Canada: An organizational ecology perspective.
    Reimer, Samuel H., Mark Chapman, Rich Janzen, James Watson, and Michael Wilkinson (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:4: 495-513.

    Canadian Christian churches service immigrants' needs by adapting to specific niche needs, filling in gaps in local services hat other agencies provide.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Canada; Focus group; Migration
  • Trans-congregational triadic closure: Churchgoers' networks within and beyond the pews.
    Schafer, Markus H., and Laura Upenieks (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 597-621.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from non-institutionalized adult U.S.A. church members. Evangelicals have higher rates of closed social networks that include members from outside their congregations, as do residents of higher population county subdivisions & members with longer length of membership in a congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban/rural; Network; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • 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: Diversity; Parish; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Race; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • The doors of the church are now open: Black Clergy, collective efficacy, and neighborhood violence.
    Pegram, Kashea, Rod K. Brunson, and Anthony A. Braga (2016)
    City & Community 15:3:289-314.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; African Americans; Clergy; Clergy role; Community organization; Deviance/social control; Urban; Youth; Violence
  • 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; Community; Urban
  • The growth and development of non-Catholic churches in Chile.
    Gooren, Henri (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 191-218.

    In Chile, social disruption accompanying urbanization, economic depression, & political turmoil predicted Protestant, especially Pentecostal, growth, which has leveled off in recent years.

    Associated Search Terms: Urbanization; Anomie; Chile; Economic; Pentecostal, Chile; Protestant, Chile
  • 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: Race; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Reformed Church in America; Polity; Christian Reformed Church; Theology
  • Denominational variations across American Jewish communities.
    Sheskin, Ira M., and Harriet Hartman (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 205-221.

    Analyzes the Decade 2000 Data Set (interview data). The presence of a community of the respondent's denomination affected the respondent's individual religious behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Community; Jewish, U.S.A.; Ecology; Denomination (organizational entity); Contextual effects
  • Second Generations on the Move in Italy
    Ricucci, Roberta (2014)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Italy; Migrant; Urban
  • Mexico, de San Judas à la Santa Muerte. Logiques votives et rituels transversaux en milieu urbain.
    Perrée, Caroline (2014)
    L'Homme 3:11: 17-39.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Urban; Folk religion; Mexico
  • 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
  • Popular Buddhists: The Relationship between Popular Religious Involvement and Buddhist Identity in Contemporary China.
    Leamaster, Reid J., and Anning Hu (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 234-259.

    Analyzes data from the 2007 Spiritual Life Study of Chinese Residents. Buddhist identification predicts popular religious belief and practice, as does seeing inequality as a problem. Education was not related.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Popular religion; Education; China; Buddhist, China; Ancestor; Urban/rural
  • African American religious participation.
    Taylor, Robert Joseph, Linda M. Chatters, and R. Khari Brown (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 513-538.

    Analyzes 2001-03 interview data from African Americans. Women, older people, those married once, & residents of the South were more involved in religion. Stigmatized statuses--cohabiting respondents & those who served time in prison--were less involved in organized religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Practice; Criminology; United States, South; Marriage; Urban/rural; Women; Stigma; Age; African Americans; Religiosity
  • 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 takes place: Producing urban locality.
    Burchardt, Marian, and Irene Becci (2013)
    In Irene Becci, Marian Burchardt, and José Casanova (eds.) Topographies of Faith: Religion in Urban Spaces. Boston: Brill, pp. 1-21.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban
  • Discourses on Religious Diversity. Explorations in an Urban Ecology.
    Stringer, Martin D. (2013)

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Feast; Pluralism; Urban; Clothing
  • Religious dimensions of contexts of reception: Comparing two New England cities.
    Cadge, Wendy, Peggy Levitt, Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky, and Casey Clevenger (2013)
    International Immigration 51:3: 84-98.

    Associated Search Terms: Migration; United States, New England; Urban
  • Korean American churches and the negotiation of space in Flushing, Queens.
    Pae, Keun-Joo Christine (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 81-101.

    Based on 2006-07 field work in 2 flushing congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Korean Americans; Urban; United States, New York, New York; Parish; Congregation; Succession (urban ecology)
  • Religion, state and civil society in Europe: Triangular entanglements.
    Madeley, John T.S. (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Sprnger, pp. 69-86.

    Based on a survey of organizations in 8 medium sized European cities. Churches in Europe have neglected supplying church-related organizations for people to join.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Organization; Levels of inclusiveness; Europe; Secularization; Ecology; Civil society
  • Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul.
    Boyarin, Jonathan (2013)
    New York: Fordham University Press.

    2008 participant observation study of a small Orthodox Jewish congregation on the Lower East Side of New York, in a gentrifying area; more transient younger members arrive in a congregation once consisting of immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Succession (urban ecology); Urban
  • New landscapes of religious diversity in Mexico.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 125-148.

    Reports 2000 & '10 census data. Considers variables that are associated with conversion to minority religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Stratification; Age; Mexico; Urbanization; Migration; Membership; Marginality; Gender; Ethnic; Ecology; Conversion
  • The Ecology of Religious Institutions in New York City.
    Cimino, Richard, and Nadia A. Mian, with Weishan Huang (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 1-22.

    Congregations fill niches & adapt to their environments rather than compete with each other, as market theories would hold. New York City has some unique features. The chapter introduces the rest of the book.

    Associated Search Terms: Gentrification; Urban; Migration; Entrepreneurialism; Ecology; United States, New York, New York
  • Diversity and competition: Politics and conflict in new immigrant communities.
    Huang, Weishan (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 105-119.

    Focuses on Chinese communities in Flushing.

    Associated Search Terms: Communality; Urban; United States, New York, New York; Conflict; Chinese Americans; Falun Gong, U.S.A.
  • Changing lives one scoop at a time: The creation of Alphabet Scoop on the Lower East Side.
    Johnson, Sheila P. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 169-197.

    Account of an Evangelical quasi-commercial social service project.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Ecology; Entrepreneurialism; Social services; Urban; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Navigating property development through a framework of religious ecology: The case of Trinity Lutheran Church.
    Mian, Nadia A. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 198-219.

    Follows the deliberations at Trinity Lutheran Church on Manhattan's Upper West Side over whether to develop their property.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Ecology; Economic; Parish; United States, New York, New York; Urban
  • Filling Niches and Pews in Williamsburg and Greenpoint: The Religious Ecology of Gentrification.
    Cimino, Richard (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 55-80.

    Based on 2007-09 participant observation in the Williamsburg-Greenpoint sections of Brooklyn, 15 congregations from a variety of Christian, Jewish, & other traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, Brooklyn; Participant observation; Gentrification; United States, New York, New York; Ecology; Urban; Network
  • Building and expanding communities: African immigrant congregations and the challenge of diversity.
    Biney, Moses O. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 142-165.

    4 New York City congregations of post-1965 African migrants have internal diversity & are localized in multi-ethnic settings.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Ecology; Migrant; United States, New York, New York; Urban; United States, New Jersey, Irvington; Diversity
  • Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith: Haitian Religion in Miami.
    Rey, Terry, and Alex Stepick (2013)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Florida, Miami; Protestant, U.S.A.; Urban; Voodoo, U.S.A.; Migrant; Catholic, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Haitian Americans
  • Disneyfication and Religion in Times Square.
    Tokke, Hans E. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 25-54.

    Focuses on 2 Times Square theater churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Consumerism; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Gentrification; Justice; Parish; Tourists; United States, New York, New York; Urban
  • The Brazilianization of New York City: Brazilian immigrants and Evangelical churches in a pluralized urban landscape.
    Rodrigues, Donizete (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 120-141.

    Based on 2008 field work in Astoria, Queens, New York City.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Migrant; Ecology; Brazilian Americans; Urban
  • Religious pluralism and organizational diversity: An empirical test in the city of Zwolle, the Netherlands, 1851-1914.
    Boone, Christophe, Aleid Brouwer, Jan Jacobs, Arjen van Witteloostuijn, and Matthijs de Zwaan. (2012)
    Socology of Religion 73:2: 150-173.

    Notes a correlation of organizational diversity & religious diversity in Zwolle.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Urban; Netherlands, Zwolle; Economic
  • Places of Faith: A Road Trip Across America’s Religious Landscape.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., and Roger Finke (2012)
    Oxford University Press.

    Combines travelogue narration and photos of both typical and unique churches across the U.S. with historical and social discussion of the U.S. religious landscape. ASIN: 019979152X/

    Associated Search Terms: Urban/rural; Congregation; United States; Travel; Pluralism
  • Piety, power, and the purse: Religious economies theory and urban reform in the Holy Roman Empire.
    Pfaff, Steven, and Katie E. Corcoran (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 757-776.

    Historical analysis of the 16th century Reformation in 218 cities of the Holy Roman Empire yielded mixed support for theorized demand factor & entry control hypotheses, & firm support for a hypothesis based on political incentives.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Historical; Holy Roman Empire; Market model; Reformation
  • Questioning secularization? Church and religion in Poland.
    Hall, Dorota (2012)
    In Detlef Pollack, Olaf Müller, and Gert Pickel (eds.) The Social Significance of Religion in the Enlarged Europe. Secularization, Individualization and Pluralization. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 121-141.

    Legal standing of religion in Poland. Description of church organization & works. 2006 descriptive staistics on individual practice. Correlations shown include education, urban, income, & spirituality. Secularization is largely at the macro level.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Urban/rural; Stratification; Spirituality; Poland; Levels of inclusiveness; Education; Catholic, Poland; State
  • Are Rural Clergy Worse Off? An Examination of Occupational Conditions and Pastoral Experiences in a Sample of United Methodist Clergy.
    Miles, Andrew, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:1: 23-45.

    Analyzes 2008 survey data from United Methodist clergy in North Carolina; the introduction of statistical controls leaves little difference in stress between urban & rural pastoral work.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, North Carolina; Clergy; Urban/rural; Clergy role; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Rural; Stress
  • Sacred Subdivisions: The Postsuburban Transformation of American Evangelicalism.
    Wilford, Justin G. (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on 2008-09 participant observation and interviews in the Saddleback Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Saddleback; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Participant observation; Suburb; Urban; Place
  • Revisitando el papel del templo en la ciudad: los grandes templos neogóticos del occidente de México.
    Checa-Artasu, Martin M. (2011)
    Religião e sociedade 31:2: 179-206.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico; Urban; Architecture
  • 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: Minority; Africa; Symbolic interactionism; Urban
  • Is Urban Fathers' Religion Important for Their Children's Behavior?
    Petts, Richard J. (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 183-206.

    Analyzes panel data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (urban, U.S.A.). Suggests religion may encourage urban fathers to be engaged in their family life & thereby promote positive development among their children.

    Associated Search Terms: Panel study; Children; Family; Urban
  • The Place of Religion in Chicago.
    Zelinsky, Wilbur, and Stephen A. Matthews (2011)
    Chicago: Center for American Places.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban
  • Inmigración, diversidad religiosa y centros de culto en la ciudad de Barcelona.
    Martínez-Ariño, Julia, Mar Griera, G. García-Romeral, and M. Forteza (2011)
    Migraciones 30:101-133.

    Associated Search Terms: Migration; Pluralism; Spain, Barcelona; Urban
  • City of man, city of God: The re-urbanization of American Evangelicals.
    Bielo, James S. (2011)
    City and Society 23:1: 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Postcolonialism and religion: new spaces of "belonging and participation" in the postsecular city.
    Baker, Christopher, and Justin Beaumont (2011)
    In Justin Beaumont and Christopher Baker (eds.) Postsecular Cities--Space, Theory and Practice. London: Continuum, pp. 33-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Belonging, sense of; Post-secular
  • Contemporary Han Chinese Involvement in Tibetan Buddhism: A Case Study from Nanjing.
    Jones, Alison Denton (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 540-553.

    Based on 2007-08 field work in Nanjing. A general eclecticism allows Tibetan Buddhism room among Han Chinese.

    Associated Search Terms: Eclecticism; Buddhist, China; Urban; Buddhist, Tibetan, China; China, Nanjing
  • Inscribing the General Theory of Secularization and its Basic Patterns in the Architectural Space/Time of the City.
    Martin, David (2010)
    In Arie L. Molendijk, Justin Beaumont, and Christoph Jedan (eds.) Exploring the Postsecular. Leiden: Brill, pp. 183-205. Expanded version in David A. Martin, Religion and Power. No Logos without Mythos. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 203-223.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Urban; Secularization
  • Congregations and Crime: Is the Spatial Distribution of Congregations Associated with Neighborhood Crime Rates?
    Desmond, Scott A., George Kikuchi, and Kristopher H. Morgan (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:1:37-55.

    Statistical analysis using data from mostly local Indianapolis sources.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Social capital; Criminology; Parish; Urban
  • Beyond Savior, Victim, and Sinner: Neighborhood Civic Life and 'Absent Presence' in the Religious District.
    McRoberts, Omar M. (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 82-99.

    Based on McRoberts, Streets of Glory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Civil society
  • For Love of Faith: Patterns of Religious Engagement in a New Town.
    Groot, Kees de (2009)
    In Guiseppe Giordan (ed.) Conversion in the Age of Pluralism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 91-113.

    Based on 54 interviews in 2004 in Zoetermeer; background was more important than choice.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands, Zoetermeer; Urban; Suburb; Modernity; Conversion
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