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Race, Immigration, Ethnicity, and Religion in America  

Russell Jeung and Jonathan Calvillo

In 2010, immigrants represented 13 percent of the United States population, and almost one in four American children lived at home with an immigrant parent. Over half of the population ... More

Race, Sectionalism, and Religion in America  

John L. Crow

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Feb 2017
Sectionalism denotes the division of a country, such as the United States, into sections based on shared cultures, religions, and racial, economic, and political identities. These sections ... More

Race, the Arts, and Religion in America  

Craig R. Prentiss

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Feb 2017
With the slow realization that race was not a category in nature, but rather the fruit of social imagination emerging from colonialism, scholars in the late 20th century shifted their ... More

Religion and the Body  

Robert Fuller

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Mar 2015
The relationship between religion and the body can be viewed from two very different perspectives. The first perspective emphasizes culture’s role in constructing human thought and ... More

Religion, Race, and Culture in the American South  

Paul Harvey

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Mar 2015
The South still commonly appears as the land of the Bible Belt, of evangelical Protestant hegemony. Despite the rapidly increasing immigration from all parts of the world to the region, ... More

Religion and Civil Rights Movements in America  

Paul Harvey

In the civil rights movement of the mid-20th century, black Christian thought helped to undermine the white supremacist racial system that had governed America for centuries. The civil ... More

Religion and Class in America  

William A. Mirola

Scholars pursuing questions on the links between religion and social class typically examine several distinct sets of dynamics. A main research focus has addressed how religious beliefs, ... More

Religion and Embodiment in the Study of Material Culture  

David Morgan

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Mar 2015
In recent years, the study of religion has undergone a useful materialization in the work of many scholars, who are not inclined to define it in terms of ideas, creeds, or doctrines alone, ... More

Religion and Sports in America  

Arthur Remillard

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Mar 2016
Athletic events occur in discrete locations, played by individuals following a prescribed set of rules, leaving behind metrics like wins and losses, final scores, and overall records. So ... More

Religion in Space: Spatial Approaches to American Religious Studies  

Bret Carroll

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Aug 2015
Space is a basic yet complex dimension in American religion. Historically and historiographically, conceptually and in practice, it has been central to believers’ experiences of what they ... More

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