Religion and the New Immigrants: Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations / Edition 1

Religion and the New Immigrants: Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations / Edition 1

by Helen Rose Ebaugh, Janet Saltzman Chafetz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742503909

ISBN-13: 9780742503908

Pub. Date: 10/18/2000

Publisher: AltaMira Press

New immigrants_those arriving since the Immigration Reform Act of 1965_have forever altered American culture and have been profoundly altered in turn. Although the religious congregations they form are often a nexus of their negotiation between the old and new, they have received little scholarly attention. Religion and the New Immigrants fills this gap. Growing

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New immigrants_those arriving since the Immigration Reform Act of 1965_have forever altered American culture and have been profoundly altered in turn. Although the religious congregations they form are often a nexus of their negotiation between the old and new, they have received little scholarly attention. Religion and the New Immigrants fills this gap. Growing out of the carefully designed Religion, Ethnicity and the New Immigration Research project, Religion and the New Immigrants combines in-depth studies of thirteen congregations in the Houston area with seven thematic essays looking across their diversity. The congregations range from Vietnamese Buddhist to Greek Orthodox, a Zoroastrian center to a multi-ethnic Assembly of God, presenting an astonishing array of ethnicity and religious practice. Common research questions and the common location of the congregations give the volume a unique comparative focus. Religion and the New Immigrants is an essential reference for scholars of immigration, ethnicity, and American religion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742503908
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
10/18/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Hispanic and Asian Immigration Waves in Houston Chapter 3 Center for Vietnamese Buddhism: Recreating Home Chapter 4 Hsai-Nan Temple: Seeking to Americanize Chapter 5 Chinese Gospel Church: The Sinicization of Christianity Chapter 6 Houston Korean Ethnic Church: An Ethnic Enclave Chapter 7 St. Mary's Catholic Church: Celebrating Domestic Religion Chapter 8 Iglesia de Dios: An Extended Family Chapter 9 St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church: Maturing through the Generations Chapter 10 Iglesia Christiana Evangelelica: Arriving in the Pipeline Chapter 11 Al-Noor Mosque: Strength Through Unity Chapter 12 Jyonthi Hindu Temple: One Religion, Many Practices Chapter 13 The Zoroastrian Center: An Ancient Faith in Diaspora Chapter 14 St. Catherine's Catholic Church: One Church, Parallel Congregations Chapter 15 Southwest Assembly of God: Whomsoever Will Chapter 16 Environmental Impacts: Opportunities and Constraints Chapter 17 Structural Adaptations to the Immigrant Context Chapter 18 Providing for the Needy: Social Services and Immigrant Adaptation Chapter 19 Reproducing Ethnicity Chapter 20 Language: Cause for Unity and Conflict Chapter 21 Passing it On: The Second Generation Chapter 22 Is the Past Prologue to the Future Chapter 23 Bibliography Chapter 24 Index Chapter 25 About the Contributors

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