Religion, Irreligion, and the Difference Place Makes: The Case of the Postwar Pacific Northwest

@article{Block2010ReligionIA,
  title={Religion, Irreligion, and the Difference Place Makes: The Case of the Postwar Pacific Northwest},
  author={Tina M Block},
  journal={Histoire sociale/Social history},
  year={2010},
  volume={43},
  pages={1 - 30}
}
  • Tina M Block
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Histoire sociale/Social history
British Columbia and Washington State together constituted the least religious region in North America during the postwar era. Scholars have searched in vain for a demographic explanation for this secularism. Evidence from a wide range of printed materials, quantitative sources, and oral interviews would indicate that secularism was less a demographic than a cultural phenomenon, produced and sustained in the myths, narratives, and everyday assumptions about the "authentic" Pacific Northwest… Expand
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