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 Immigrant Worship Communities in the Public Square

Michael W. Foley and Dean R. Hoge

in Religion and the New Immigrants: Social Capital, Identity, and Civic Engagement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195188707
eISBN:
9780199785315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188707.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Worship communities play important roles in civil society, in a few cases promoting political engagement around homeland causes and immigrant issues. Many communities provide informal or formal ... More


From Guilds to Companies

Caroline M. Barron

in London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257775
eISBN:
9780191717758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.003.09
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter charts the evolution of groups of craftsmen living in the same areas and occasionally co-operating together to achieve short-term objectives into the chartered city companies to be found ... More


The Organization of Welfare

Tirtsah Levie Bernfeld

in Poverty and Welfare Among the Portuguese Jews in Early Modern Amsterdam

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113577
eISBN:
9781800340435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113577.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the organization of poor relief along both centrally controlled and private lines and identifies what cultural patterns were reflected in the structure of Portuguese welfare ... More


Everyday Public Life: Circles of Spiritual Presence and Absence

Nancy Tatom Ammerman

in Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199896448
eISBN:
9780199367702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199896448.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses stories told about everyday economic, political, and charitable activities. Participants talked about what the world should look like and what, if anything, they do to try to ... More


The Sick Poor and the Economy of Care

Adam J. Davis

in The Medieval Economy of Salvation: Charity, Commerce, and the Rise of the Hospital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501742101
eISBN:
9781501742118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501742101.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter studies the recipients of care in medieval hospitals, interrogating who these guests were and what kind of care they received. It argues that these guests played a vital role in the ... More


The Pushke and its Development

Shaul Stampfer

in Families, Rabbis and Education: Essays on Traditional Jewish Society in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774853
eISBN:
9781800340909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774853.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter details how charity is collected by Jewish communities. Traditional east European Jewish communities collected money in a number of ways; taxation was only one of the standard means. ... More


We Have Come to a Conclusion to Bind Ourselves Together: African American Associations and Medical Care

Gretchen Long

in Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835838
eISBN:
9781469601472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837399_long.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter investigates brotherhoods, associations, and clubs that African Americans organized to provide medical treatment and political support before the period of Reconstruction. These groups ... More


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