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  • Soul of the city: The depth of how "urban" matters in the sociology of religion.
    Emerson, Michael O., and Lenore M. Knight Johnson (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 1-19.

    Notes global urbanization; considers the effects of size, dense interaction, diversity, & local phenomena on religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Urbanization; Urban; Diversity; Density
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Introduction: The sacred and the urban in Asia.
    Goh, Daniel P.S., and Peter van der Veer (2016)
    International Sociology 31:4: 367-374.

    Associated Search Terms: Asia; Urban
  • (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: Urban; China, Shanghai
  • 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
  • Religious pluralism, cultural continuity and the expansion of early Christianity: Stark revisited.
    Wortham, Robert A. (2016)
    Social Science Journal 53:4 (online)

    Quantitative analysis of the spread of early Christianity in the Roman Empire.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Early Christian; Urban; Pluralism
  • 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: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Network; Urban/rural
  • Preserving Catholic space and place in "The Rome of the West."
    Bruce, Tricia Colleen (2016)
    In Victoria Hegner and Peter Jan Margry (eds.) Spiritualizing the City: Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat. London: Routledge, pp. 46-62.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Missouri, St. Louis; Urban
  • 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
  • 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: Urban; African Americans; Clergy; Clergy role; Deviance/social control; Violence; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Youth; Community organization
  • Analysis of the emergence of missionary territorial strategies in a Mexican urban context.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Cristina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2015)
    In Stanley D. Brunn (ed.) The Changing World Religion Map. Sacred Places, Identites, Practices and Politics. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 2075-2098.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico; Missions; Urban
  • Narrating liberal rights and culture: Muslim face veiling, urban coexistence and contention in Spain
    Burchardt, Marian, Mar Griera, and Gloria García-Romeral (2015)
    Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 41:7: 1068-1087.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Spain; Conflict; Clothing; Urban
  • 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
  • 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: Anomie; Chile; Economic; Pentecostal, Chile; Protestant, Chile; Urbanization
  • 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
  • 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: Ecology; Contextual effects; Denomination (organizational entity); Jewish, U.S.A.; Urban; Community
  • Second Generations on the Move in Italy
    Ricucci, Roberta (2014)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Urban; Migrant; Italy
  • Residential patterns by religion and ethnicity in Vienna.
    Speringer, Markus, and Roman Bauer (2014)
    Yearbook of International Religious Demography 1: 157-166.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Ecology; Austria, Vienna
  • 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: Mexico; Ritual; Folk religion; Urban
  • 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
  • Urban faith: Religious change in Vienna and Austria, 1986-2013.
    Potan?oková, Michaela, and Carolina Berghammer (2014)
    In Hans G. Hödl and Lukas Pokorny (eds.) Religion in Austria, Volume 2. Vienna: Praesens Verlag, pp. 217-251.

    Associated Search Terms: Austria, Vienna; Urban/rural; Change; Austria
  • 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: China; Urban/rural; Syncretism; Education; Buddhist, China; Ancestor; Popular religion
  • 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: United States, South; Urban/rural; Stigma; Religiosity; Practice; Marriage; Gender; Criminology; Age; African Americans; Women
  • 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: Pakistani Americans; Assimilation; Economic; Homosexuality; Islam, U.S.A.; Media; Transnational; Mobility (vertical); Participant observation; United States, Texas, Houston; Urban; Ismaili, U.S.A.; Migrant
  • 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
  • Religious associations, religious innovations and denominational identities in contemporary global cities.
    Casanova, José V. (2013)
    In Irene Becci, Marian Burchardt, and José Casanova (eds.) Topographies of Faith: Religion in Urban Spaces. Leiden: Brill, pp. 113-128.

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

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Pluralism; Feast; 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; United States, New York, New York; Succession (urban ecology); Parish; Urban; Congregation
  • 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: Levels of inclusiveness; Europe; Ecology; Urban; Civil society; Secularization; Organization
  • Belonging and success: Religious vitality and the politics of urban space in Cape Town.
    Burchardt, Marian (2013)
    In Irene Becci, Marian Burchardt, and Jose Casanova (eds.), Topographies of Faith: Religion in Urban Spaces. Boston: Brill, pp. 167-187.

    Associated Search Terms: South Africa, Capetown; Stratification; Urban; Politics, South Africa
  • 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; Urban; Participant observation; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Succession (urban ecology)
  • New landscapes of religious diversity in Mexico.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Cristina 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: Marginality; Urbanization; Stratification; Pluralism; Migration; Age; Membership; Mexico; Gender; Ecology; Conversion; Ethnic
  • 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: Ecology; Entrepreneurialism; Urban; Migration; Gentrification; 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: Urban; United States, New York, New York; Chinese Americans; Conflict; Communality; 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: Entrepreneurialism; Urban; United States, New York, New York; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Ecology; Social services
  • 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: Ecology; Economic; Parish; United States, New York, New York; Urban; Congregation
  • 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, New York; Urban; United States, New York, Brooklyn; Participant observation; Network; Gentrification; Ecology
  • 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: United States, New Jersey, Irvington; Urban; United States, New York, New York; Migrant; Ecology; Diversity; African Americans
  • 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: Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant; Voodoo, U.S.A.; Urban; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Florida, Miami; 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: Urban; Congregation; Consumerism; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Gentrification; Justice; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Parish; United States, New York, New York; Tourists
  • 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: Migrant; Brazilian Americans; Ecology; Urban; United States, New York, New York; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • 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: Urban; Economic; Netherlands, Zwolle; Pluralism
  • 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: Congregation; Urban/rural; Travel; United States; 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: Reformation; Urban; Market model; Holy Roman Empire; Historical
  • 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: Levels of inclusiveness; State; Education; Stratification; Poland; Secularization; Spirituality; Urban/rural; Catholic, Poland
  • 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: Rural; Urban/rural; United States, North Carolina; Stress; Clergy role; Clergy; United Methodist, U.S.A.
  • 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: Suburb; Place; Participant observation; Urban; Megachurch; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Saddleback
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