Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana

Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana

by Lois Ann Lorentzen
     
 

Analyzes the role of religion in the civic and political incorporation of new migrants to the United States, especially as religion functions as a site of reistance to cultural assimilation and as a site that facilitates social incorporation.

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Analyzes the role of religion in the civic and political incorporation of new migrants to the United States, especially as religion functions as a site of reistance to cultural assimilation and as a site that facilitates social incorporation.

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ISBN-13:
2900822345472
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2009
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface: Advancing Theory and Method Lois Ann Lorentzen, Kevin M. Chun, Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, and Hien Duc Do....................vii
Acknowledgments....................xxvii
Devotional Crossings: Transgender Sex Workers, Santisima Muerte, and Spiritual Solidarity in Guadalajara and San Francisco Cymene Howe, Susanna Zaraysky, and Lois Ann Lorentzen....................3
Sexual Borderlands: Lesbian and Gay Migration, Human Rights, and the Metropolitan Community Church Cymene Howe....................39
El Milagro Está en Casa: Gender and Private and Public Empowerment in a Migrant Pentecostal Church Lois Ann Lorentzen with Rosalina Mira....................69
Religious Organizations in San Francisco Chinatown: Sites of Acculturation for Chinese Immigrant Youth Kevin M. Chun....................89
Immigrant Religious Adaptation: Vietnamese American Buddhists at Chua Viet Nam (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple) Hien Duc Do and Mimi Khúc....................124
Americanizing Philippine Churches and Filipinizing American Congregations Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III....................141
Creating a Transnational Religious Community: The Empress of Heaven and Goddess of the Sea, Tianhou/Mazu, from Beigang to San Francisco Jonathan H. X. Lee....................166
Ahora la Luz: Transnational Gangs, the State, and Religion Lois Ann Lorentzen with Luis Enrique Bazan....................184
Transnational Hetzmek: From Oxkutzcab to San Francisco Patricia Fortuny Loret de Mola....................207
The Latino "Springtime" of the Catholic Church: Lay Religious Networks and Transnationalism from Below Sarah Horton....................243
We Do Not Bowl Alone: Cultural and Social Capital from Filipino Faiths Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III, Andrea Maison, and Dennis Marzan....................265
Counterhegemony Finds Place in a Hegemon: Activism through Filipino American Churches Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III and Claudine del Rosario....................285
Appendix A: Research Questions....................311
Appendix B: Family Member Questionnaire....................316
References....................325
Contributors....................355
Index....................359

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