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Becoming an Ex: The Process of Role Exit
The experience of becoming an ex is common to most people in modern society. Unlike individuals in earlier cultures who usually spent their entire lives in one marriage, one career, one religion, oneExpand
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Where's the Religion? Distinguishing Faith‐Based from Secular Social Service Agencies
The charitable choice provision and President Bush's proposed Faith-Based and Community Initiative have spurred debates regarding government support of faith-based social service programs and theirExpand
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Transformations in New Immigrant Religions and Their Global Implications
Immigrant religious communities in the United States are undergoing profound transformations. Three processes of change occurring in new immigrant religions are described and analyzed: (1) adoptingExpand
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Agents for Cultural Reproduction and Structural Change: The Ironic Role of Women in Immigrant Religious Institutions
Changes in the roles of women in 13 immigrant religious institutions in Houston, Texas, are analyzed usinggender theories related to the reproduction ofgender and to structural changes that enhanceExpand
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Religion and Ethnicity Among New Immigrants: The Impact of Majority/Minority Status in Home and Host Countries
Research shows that religion continues to be an important identity marker for new immigrants in the United States. However, immigrant groups differ in the ways they integrate religious and ethnicExpand
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Fictive Kin as Social Capital in New Immigrant Communities
Fictive kin, defined as family-type relationships, based not on blood or marriage but rather on religious rituals or close friendship ties, constitutes a type of social capital that many immigrantExpand
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Calling upon the Sacred: Migrants’ Use of Religion in the Migration Process
The role of religion in the stages of the migration process has been overlooked by both immigration and sociology of religion scholars. This article draws on the migratory and religious history of aExpand
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Funding Good Works: Funding Sources of Faith-Based Social Service Coalitions
Data from the first national study of faith-based social service coalitions ( n = 656) are used to achieve three goals. First, the authors describe their myriad funding sources. Second, they discussExpand
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Where's the Faith in Faith-based Organizations? Measures and Correlates of Religiosity in Faith-based Social Service Coalitions
Organizational religiosity is analyzed with data from a national survey of faith-based social service coalitions (N = 656). Twenty-one items related to religious practices within these organizationsExpand
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