Immigration and Religion in America: Comparative and Historical Perspectives

Immigration and Religion in America: Comparative and Historical Perspectives

by Richard Alba, Albert J. Raboteau, Josh DeWind
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814705057

ISBN-13: 9780814705056

Pub. Date: 12/01/2008

Publisher: New York University Press

Religion has played a crucial role in American immigration history as an institutional resource for migrants' social adaptation, as a map of meaning for interpreting immigration experiences, and as a continuous force for expanding the national ideal of pluralism. To explain these processes the editors of this volume brought together the perspectives of leading

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Religion has played a crucial role in American immigration history as an institutional resource for migrants' social adaptation, as a map of meaning for interpreting immigration experiences, and as a continuous force for expanding the national ideal of pluralism. To explain these processes the editors of this volume brought together the perspectives of leading scholars of migration and religion. The resulting essays present salient patterns in American immigrants' religious lives, past and present. In comparing the religious experiences of Mexicans and Italians, Japanese and Koreans, Eastern European Jews and Arab Muslims, and African Americans and Haitians, the book clarifies how such processes as incorporation into existing religions, introduction of new faiths, conversion, and diversification have contributed to America's extraordinary religious diversity and add a comprehensive religious dimension to our understanding of America as a nation of immigrants.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814705056
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
413
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Richard Alba, Albert J. Raboteau, and Josh DeWind

Part I

  1. Passages in Piety

    Richard Alba and Robert Orsi

  2. Migration and Mexican American Religious Life, 1848–2000

    Roberto Lint

    Saragossa

  3. Whither the Flock?

    David Lopez

Part II

  1. Japanese and Korean Migrations

    Lori Pierce, Paul Spickard, and David Yoo

  2. Critical Faith

    Jane Naomi Iwamura

6. Buddhism, Rhetoric, and the Korean American Community

Sharon A. Suh

Part III

  1. Immigration and the Transformation of American Jews

    Calvin Goldscheider

  2. Choosing Chosenness in America

    Arnold Eisen

  3. The Shaping of Arab and Muslim Identity in the United States

    Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

  4. Muslim, Arab, and American

    Ann Chih Lin

Part IV

  1. Black Migration, Religion, and Civic Life

    James Grossman and Albert Raboteau

  2. Catholic, Vodou, and Protestant

    Elizabeth McAlister and Karen Richman

    Integrated Bibliography

    Contributors

    Index

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