Religion Across Borders: Transnational Immigrant Networks by Janet Saltzman Chafetz, David A. Cook, Helen Rose Ebaugh, Patricia Fortuny, Kenneth J. Guest, Thao Ha, Jacqueline Maria Hagan, Efren Sandoval, Fenggang Yang
Religion Across Borders: Transnational Immigrant Networks
Author: Janet Saltzman Chafetz, David A. Cook, Helen Rose Ebaugh, Patricia Fortuny, Kenneth J. Guest, Thao Ha, Jacqueline Maria Hagan, Efren Sandoval, Fenggang Yang
Title: Religion Across Borders: Transnational Immigrant Networks
ISBN10: 0759102260
ISBN13: 978-0759102262
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: AltaMira Press (October 9, 2002)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1634 kb
Size epub: 1395 kb
Rating: 4.8 ✪
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Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
The new immigrants coming to the United States and establishing ethnic congregations do not abandon religious ties in their home countries. Rather, as they communicate with family and friends left behind in their homelands, they influence religious structures and practices there. Religion Across Borders examines both personal and organizational networks that exist between members in U.S. immigrant religious communities and individuals and religious institutions left behind. Building upon Religion and the New Immigrants (2000)―their previous study of immigrant religious communities in Houston―sociologists Ebaugh and Chafetz ask how religious remittances flow between home and host communities, how these interchanges affect religious practices in both settings, and how influences change over time as new immigrants become settled. The study's unique comparative perspective looks at differing faith groups (Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist) from Argentina, Mexico, Guatamala, Vietnam and China. Data on ways in which historic, geographic, economic and religious factors influence transnational religious ties makes necessary reading for students of immigration, religion and anyone interested in the increasingly global aspects of American religion.