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Asian American Religions : The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries - Tony Carnes

Asian American Religions

The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries

By: Tony Carnes (Editor), Fenggang Yang (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2004
ISBN: 9780814716298
Number Of Pages: 399

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Asian American Religions brings together some of the most current research on Asian American religions from a social science perspective. The volume focuses on religion in Asian American communities in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, and it includes a current demographic overview of the various Asian populations across the United States. It also provides information on current trends, such as that Filipino and Korean Americans are the most religiously observant people in America, that over 60 percent of Asian Americans who have a religious identification are Christian, and that one-third of Muslims in the United States are Asian Americans.

Rather than organizing the book around particular ethnic groups or religions, Asian American Religions centers on thematic issues, like symbols and rituals, political boundaries, and generation gaps, in order to highlight the role of Asian American religions in negotiating, accepting, redefining, changing, and creating boundaries in the communities' social life.

"Provides the most comprehensive coverage of Asian Americans' religious practices, cutting across different ethnic groups, religions, topics, and generations. It should be an essential reader for anyone interested in Asian Americans' religious practices." --Pyong Gap Min, co-editor of Religions in Asian America: Building Faith Communities"Asian American Religion makes an important sociological contribution to our understanding of the nature of the interplay between religious diversity and American culture." --Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion "This volume is an important contribution to a much needed recognition of the role of religion in American social and cultural life." --Multicultural Review "This anthology represents the cutting-edge research on Asian American religions from a social science standpoint." --The Journal of Asian Studies.

Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The religious demography of Asian American boundary crossingp. 38
Liminal youth among Fuzhou Chinese undocumented workersp. 55
The creation of urban niche religion : South Asian taxi drivers in New York Cityp. 76
Paradoxes of media-reflected religiosity among Hindu Indiansp. 98
Global Hinduism in Gothamp. 112
Negotiation of ethnic and religious boundaries by Asian American campus evangelicalsp. 141
Christian by birth or rebirth? : generation and difference in an Indian American Christian churchp. 160
"Korean American evangelical" : a resolution of sociological ambivalence among Korean American college studentsp. 182
Gender and generation in a Chinese Christian churchp. 205
Faith, values, and fears of New York City Chinatown seniorsp. 223
Religious diversity and social integration among Asian Americans in Houstonp. 247
Religion and political adaptation among Asian Americans : an empirical assessment from the Pilot National Asian American Political Surveyp. 263
Creating an Asian American Christian subculture : Grace Community Covenant Churchp. 287
Sasana Sakon and the new Asian American : intermarriage and identity at a Thai Buddhist temple in Silicon Valleyp. 313
We do not bowl alone : social and cultural capital from Filipinos and their churchesp. 338
Bibliographyp. 361
About the contributorsp. 395
Indexp. 397
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780814716298
ISBN-10: 0814716296
Series: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 399
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: New York University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68