A Particular Place: Urban Restructuring and Religious Ecology in a Southern Exurb

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 91%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $21.26   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   

Overview

A Particular Place tells the story of the dramatic changes that take place in the religious lives of a community faced with urban restructuring--in this case, Dacula, Georgia, a once-quiet small town on the outskirts of Atlanta. The demographics of Dacula were drastically altered by population influx, service sector development, and housing expansion.

Nancy L. Eiesland provides a pathbreaking, qualitative study of how local religious congregations altered themselves, their community, and their relations with one another in light of this disruption to their social order. The author gauges these changes by examining the lives of area newcomers and of long-time residents. She discusses their responses to the emergence of a megachurch and arising conflicts in their community, and investigates the wrenching processes of congregational birth and death.

Applying population ecology approaches to the study of religious organizations within their local contexts, A Particular Place addresses two types of restructuring that are often mutually implicated but seldom addressed together - urban and religious restructuring. This book demonstrates just how much can be learned from close attention to "a particular place."

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Eisland (religion & sociology of religion, Candler School of Theology, and Emory U.) tells about dramatic changes that took place in the religious activities of a Georgia community faced with urban restructuring. She looks at how local religious congregations altered themselves, their community, and their relations with one another in light of disruptions to the social order due to population influx and housing expansion. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813527383
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,021,649
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy L. Eiesland is assistant professor of the sociology of religion at Candler School of Theology and the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University. She is the co-editor of Contemporary American Religion: An Ethnographic Reader.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Preface
Ch. 1 Changing Places: Urban and Religious Restructuring 1
Ch. 2 "The Way It Looks from Here": Dacula, Georgia 22
Ch. 3 A Place to Be Religious: Organizing Ecological Change 46
Ch. 4 New Neighbors: A Congregation in Transition 87
Ch. 5 Making Faith: Navigating within a Religious Ecology 134
Ch. 6 Fighting the Good Fight: An Ecological Perspective on Local Conflict 174
Ch. 7 Concluding Remarks 198
Appendix 211
Notes 215
Bibliography 233
Index 245
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)