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Debating Secularism

Witham Larry

in Marketplace of the Gods: How Economics Explains Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394757
eISBN:
9780199777372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394757.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The “religious economies” model challenges the theory of secularization, which says that the role of religion is receding in society and individual lives. Instead, the economic model says that ... More


Culture and Environment

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 examines the cultural criticism of the Leavises, Denys Thompson, and L. C. Knights. It argues that the importance of the ‘organic community’ to the movement's thinking has been vastly ... More


Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041822
eISBN:
9780252050497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The book is a study of South Asian Americans in Muncie, Indiana – the author’s hometown. Muncie is the small Midwestern city made famous for being “typical America” through the Middletown studies. ... More


Week Three

Jonathan Boyarin

in Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823239009
eISBN:
9780823239047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239009.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The narrative departs the Lower East Side for Middletown, Connecticut, and the author's son's graduation from Wesleyan University. The author shares notes on his personal prayer habits and several ... More


Basketball and Magic in “Middletown”: Locating Sport and Culture in American Social Science

Mark Dyreson

in Rooting for the Home Team: Sport, Community, and Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037610
eISBN:
9780252094859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037610.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the passion for Indiana high school basketball that social scientists Robert and Helen Lynd tackled in their 1929 book Middletown: A Study in Contemporary American Culture. In ... More


Racing to Hear Whitefield Preach

Nathan Cole

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from Nathan Cole's “The Spiritual Travels, 1741–1765,” a journal that shares how he was deeply touched by George Whitefield, the leading evangelist of the Great ... More


Creating a Typical America: The Middletown Studies and Muncie

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

in Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041822
eISBN:
9780252050497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes how sociologists Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd conducted research in Muncie, Indiana, in the 1920s and how popular reception to their book Middletown: A Study in ... More


Navigating Rebellion and Respect: South Asian Teenagers and High School Life

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

in Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041822
eISBN:
9780252050497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter uses auto-ethnography and discourse analysis to discuss the lives of South Asian American individuals’ memories of their teenage years in Muncie, Indiana. It compares and contrasts these ... More


Epilogue: An Unraveled America?

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

in Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041822
eISBN:
9780252050497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The epilogue summarizes the book’s central themes. It uses auto-ethnography to illustrate the challenges – and sometimes near impossibility – of creating a multi-racial, multi-religious polity in an ... More


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