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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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