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  • Yoga in penitentiary settings: Transcendence, spirituality, and self-improvement.
    Griera, Mar (2017)
    Human Studies 40:1: 77-100.

    Associated Search Terms: Penology; Yoga
  • A faith for all? Boundaries of religion and ethnicity among Sikhs.
    Khalsa, Simranjit (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:3: 340-362.

    Based on interviews in an ethnic Indian & in a non-ethnic convert community of Sikhs in a southern U.S.A. city. The convert community practiced yoga, their men wearing turbans over uncut hair, & followed a guru-like leader. Such practices as yoga & turbans breaks from the Indian identity of Sikhs.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Ethnic; Convert; Denomination (organizational entity); Identity; Indian Americans; Yoga, U.S.A.; Sikh, U.S.A.; Practice
  • Doing Yoga Behind Bars: A Sociological Study of the Growth of Holistic Spirituality in Penitentiary Institutions
    Griera, Mar, and Anna Clot-Garrell (2015)
    In Irene Becci and Olivier Roy (eds.) Religious Diversity in European Prisons Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 141-157.

    Associated Search Terms: Penology; Prisoners; Yoga
  • God, yoga, and karate.
    Yi, Joseph, and Daniel Silver (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 596-615.

    Analyzes on-line business directories (Yellow pages). Conservative churches concentrate in less educated & minority areas, yoga in more educated & white areas.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Yoga, U.S.A.; Minority; Conservative, U.S.A.; Culture; Stratification
  • Selling Yoga: From Counercultuel to Pop Culture.
    Jain, Andrea (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga, India; Participant observation; India; Yoga, U.S.A.; Yoga
  • New Communities of Worship: Continuities and Mutations among Religious Organizations in Finland.
    Ketola, Kimmo, Tuomas Martikainen, and Hanna Salomäki (2014)
    Social Compass 61:2: 153-171.

    An update on religion in Finland, highlighting the dialectic between community & freedom. Comment by Lene Kühle, pp. 172-177.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Finland; Yoga, Finland; Freedom; Community; Finland
  • From Yoga to Kabbalah. Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage.
    Altglas, Véronique (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Bricolage operates through a quest for the exotic, which is defined fro some non-foreign base & is thus a form of estrangement. Based on 1999-2005 field work at Siddha Yoga & Sivananda centers in London & Paris, & with neo-Hindu groups in Britain; & 2007-2010 field work at Kabbalah Centers in Paris, London, Rio de Janeiro, & Tel Aviv.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Kabbalist, France; Kabbalah; Jewish, Kabbalist, Israel; Jewish, Kabbalist, Great Britain; Deterritorialization; Hindu, Sivananda; Hindu, Siddha Yoga; Dialectic; Bricolage; Hare Krishna, Great Britain
  • Religion, Spirituality, and Everyday Life in Sweden.
    Frisk, Liselotte (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 27-41.

    Based on a Swedish internet survey,interviews with religious and spiritual specialists in Dalarna, Sweden, and interviews with a yoga group. Meanings of spirituality varied; more identified themselves as spiritual than religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Identification; Sweden; Yoga, Sweden; Internet survey
  • Spiritual individualism or engaged spirituality? Social implications of holistic spirituality among mind-body-spirit practitioners.
    Oh, Seil, and Natalia Sarkisian (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 299-322.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from a purposeful sample of participants in Yoga, Art of Living, & Dahn Yoga and Healing, in the Boston area. Spirituality is related to social involvement for Yoga & Art of Living practitioners, though not to collective action. In Dahn Yoga and Healing, a therapeutic cult, sirituality is not related to social involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga, U.S.A.; Spirituality; Individualism; Civic engagement; Altruism; Activism; Art of Living; Dahn Yoga and Healing
  • Transcendent Experience and Health: Concepts, Cases, and Sociological Themes.
    Levin, Jeffrey S. (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 69-93.

    Considers the role of experience of the transcendent in generating positive health outcomes.

    Associated Search Terms: Experiential dimension; Yoga; Transcendence; Meditation; Health; Healing; Experience
  • Indian Gurus and the Quest for Self-Perfection Among the Educated Middle-Class.
    Altglas, Véronique (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 211-233.

    Based on field work in France & Great Britain; highlights adaptations made in the religious goods.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga, France; Siddha Yoga, France; France; Participant observation; Sivananda, Great Britain; Hindu, Great Britain; Hindu, France; Great Britain; Adaptation; Religious goods
  • What Price Salvation? The Exchange of Salvation Goods between India and the West.
    Burger, Maya (2006)
    Social Compass 53:1: 81-95. [Also in Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Bern: Peter Lang, 2008, pp. 235-255]

    Finds market theory wanting for the study of the spread of Yoga.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Pilgrimage; Yoga; Bricolage
  • Jewish Yoga. Experiencing Flexible, Sacred, and Jewish Bodies.
    Rothenerg, Celia (2006)
    Nova religion 10:2: 57-74.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish; Yoga; Body; Participant observation
  • Une Laïcité "Légitime." La France et ses religions d'État.
    Liogier, Raphaël (2006)
    Paris: Éditions Médicis-Entrelacs.

    Based on a review of recent history in France. French laïcité ironically occasions state intervention into religious matters. Reports survey data from a Catholic parish about "the veil," Sufis, & adepts of Siddha Yoga in Marseilles, and from young Muslims in Bordeaux.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Sufi; Catholic, France; France; Islam, France; Laïcité; New religions; Prejudice, anti-immigrant; Siddha Yoga, France; State; Stereotype
  • Yoga in Contemporary Britain: A Preliminary Sociological Exploration.
    Hasselle-Newcombe, Suzanna (2002)
    Master's dissertation, London School of Economics and Political Science.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • Sahaja Yoga: Socializing Porcesses in a South Asian new Religious Movement.
    Coney, Judith (1999)
    Richmond, California: Curzon Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sahaja Yoga
  • Astrologie, Yoga und Politik. New age und politische Orientierungen bei StudentInnen.
    Höllinger, Franz (1999)
    Sozial Welt 50:1: 51-66.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga; Students, undergraduate; Politics; Astrology
  • Growing up as Mother's Children. Socializing a Second Generation in Sahaja Yoga.
    Coney, Judith (1999)
    In Susan J. Palmer and Charlotte E. Hardman (eds.) Children in New Religions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 108-123.

    Overview of the movement & socialization of its children; account of its school in Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Sahaja Yoga; Children; Education; Socialization; Hindu, Great Britain
  • "Belonging to a global religion": The sociological dimensions of international elements in Sahaja Yoga.
    Coney, Judith (1995)
    Journal of Contemprary Religion 10:2: 109-119.

    Associated Search Terms: Sahaja Yoga
  • Belonging to a Global Religion: The Sociological Dimensions of International Elements in Sahaja Yoga.
    Coney, Judith (1995)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 10:2: 109-120.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu; Sahaja Yoga
  • Reality Construction in an Eastern Mystical Cult.
    Lopez, Alan R. (1992)
    New York: Garland.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & content analysis; studies the Yoga Association for Self Analysis.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Constructionist theory; Participant observation; Yoga
  • Personal Growth in a Yoga Ashram: A Symbolic Interactionist Interpretation.
    Wilson, Stephen R. (1990)
    In Monty L. Lynn and David O. Moberg (eds.) Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 2. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga; Symbolic interactionism; Ashram
  • Becoming a Yogi: Resocialization and Deconditioning as Conversion Processes.
    Wilson, Stephen R. (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:4: 301-314.

    Participant observation study of 2 related kinds of conversion: socialization (learning group roles & norms), and deconditioning (removing problematic lines of action acquired in the socialization process).

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga; Socialization; Conversion; Participant observation
  • In Pursuit of Energy: Spiritual Growth in a Yoga Ashram.
    Wilson, Stephen R. (1982)
    Journal of Humansitic Psychology 22:1: 43-56.

    Participant observation study at an ashram in Pennsylvania; describes how the guru-disciple relationship & structure of the ashram foster personal & spiritual growth among the residents.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga, U.S.A.; Ashram; Guru; Disciple; Participant observation
  • Ways of Yoga and the Mechanisms of Sacralization.
    Sinha, Manju, and Braj Sinha (1978)
    In Hnas Mol (ed.) Identity and Religion. International, Cross-Cultural Approaches. Beverly Hills, California: Sage, pp. 133-150.

    Application of the identity theory of Hans Mol to traditional yoga materials.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga; Identity; Mol, Hans
  • The Monastery as a Commune.
    Hillery, George A., Jr., and Paula C. Morrow (1976)
    International Review of Modern Sociology 6:1: 139-154.

    Uses indices of interaction intensiveness & attitudes of commitment, freedom, alienation, & anomie, based on questionnaire data from 2 Trappist monasteries, a Yoga commune, & others in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Alienation; Anomie; Yoga, U.S.A.; Monasticism; Commune; Cistercian
  • Yoga in a Western Setting: Youth in Search of Religious Prophecy.
    Parsons, Arthur S. (1974)
    Soundings 57: 222-235.

    Based on 1972 participant observation of a group that formed around Kundalini Yoga classes in Boston.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Yoga, U.S.A.
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