Immigrant Faiths

Immigrant Faiths

Transforming Religious Life in America

Book - 2005
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Anthropologists and other social scientists, and practitioners of religion explore how religious beliefs and practices are often central to the lives of immigrants to the US, highlighting religion as a major force shaping and changing constructions of personal and community identity. Their topics include ritual transformations in Okinawan immigrant communities, the protestant ethic and the dis-spirit of Vodou, and religious congregational life and public participation of Mexicans in the New South. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Recent immigrants are creating their own unique religious communities within existing denominations or developing hybrid identities that combine strands of several faiths or traditions. These changes call for new thinking among both scholars of religion and scholars of migration. Immigrant Faiths responds to these changes with fresh thinking from new and established scholars from a wide range of disciplines. Covering groups from across the U.S. and a range of religious traditions, Immigrant Faiths provides a needed overview to this expanding subfield.

Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, c2005
ISBN: 9780759108172
Characteristics: 259 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Leonard, Karen Isaksen 1939-

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