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Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

More than thirty million Americans live in small, out-of-the-way places. Many of them could have joined the vast majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs. They could live closer to more ... More


Addressing Group Interest

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

in Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Marriage counselors attempt to help couples overcome their problems by getting each spouse to see the other's perspective—putting themselves in the other's shoes, listen to their spouse, and take ... More


Two American Churches: Partisanship without Politics

Lydia Bean

in The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161303
eISBN:
9781400852611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161303.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter illustrates how “political” talk was considered unspiritual and inappropriate in the American congregations of Northtown Baptist and Lifeway Assembly of God. But even though both ... More


Introduction

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book examines why many Americans choose to live in small towns—and what it means to do so. Drawing on in-depth semistructured qualitative interviews with more than 700 people currently living in ... More


Habits of Faith: The Social Role of Small-Town Congregations

Robert Wuthnow

in Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157207
eISBN:
9781400846498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157207.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the social role of religious congregations in small towns. Although religious participation is somewhat higher in small towns than in larger communities, the differences are ... More


Religion and the Politics of Sexuality

Stephen Ellingson, Martha Van Haitsma, Edward O. Laumann, and Nelson Tebbe (eds)

in The Sexual Organization of the City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226470313
eISBN:
9780226470337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470337.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explains how congregations' leaders devise policies and practices to address the sexuality issues facing members and how they attempt to channel sexual identities, sexual behaviors, and ... More


Evangelical Megachurches and the Christianization of Civil Society: An Ethnographic Case Study

Omri Elisha

in Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226109961
eISBN:
9780226109985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109985.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

With the increasing privatization and deregulation of welfare, religious congregations with sufficient wealth to support ambitious civic and philanthropic enterprises are poised to exert considerable ... More


Working with Faith Communities

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers guidelines for working with faith communities. Some worker centers emerged directly from religious congregations or were formed by interfaith groups. For example, the Southside ... More


Surveying Your Community

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers guidelines for surveying a community as the first step in starting a worker center. It considers the key questions around scope and focus that must be answered to help focus ... More


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