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Contemporary American Religion: An Ethnographic Reader

edited by Penny Edgell Becker and Nancy L. Eiesland
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Published
Walnut Creek, Calif.7: AltaMira Press, c1997.
Language
English
Contents
  • Introduction: Developing interpretations ethnography and the restructuring of knowledge in a changing field / Penny Edgell Becker and Nancy L. Eiesland
  • Managing strain, contradictions, and fluidity: Messianic Judaism and the negotiation of a religio-ethnic identity / Shoshanah Feher
  • Struggles for mutual reverence: social strategies and religious stories / Matthew P. Lawson
  • The gospel hour: liminality, identity, and religion in a gay bar / Edward R. Gray and Scott L. Thumma
  • To stay or to leave?: organizational legitimacy in the struggle for change among evangelical feminists / Janet Stocks
  • What is right? what is caring? moral logics in local religious life / Penny Edgell Becker
  • Splitting interests or common causes: styles of moral reasoning in opposing abortion / Elfriede Wedam
  • The church and the street: race, class, and congregation / Timothy J. Nelson
  • Contending with a giant: the impact of a megachurch on exurban religious institutions / Nancy L. Eiesland
  • The religious construction of a global identity: an ethnographic look at the Atlanta Bahá ̕í Community / Mike McMullen
  • Conclusion: The cultural turn: stories, logics, and the quest for identity in American religion / Robert Wuthnow.
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272 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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