Gatherings in Diaspora

Religious Communities and the New Immigration

Edited by R. Stephen Warner and Judith G. Wittner
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416 pages
6 x 9

Table of Contents

Introduction – R. Stephen Warner

Part I: Religion and the Negotiation of Identities
1. Becoming American by Becoming Hindu: Indian Americans Take Their Place at the Multicultural Table – Prema Kurien
2. From the Rivers of Babylon to the Valleys of Los Angeles: The Exodus and Adaptation of Iranian Jews – Shoshanah Feher

Part II: Transnational Migrants and Religious Hosts
3. Santa Eulalia's People in Exile: Maya Religion, Culture, and Identity in Los Angeles – Nancy J. Wellmeier
4. The Madonna of 115th Street Revisited: Vodou and Haitian Catholicism in the Age of Transnationalism – Elizabeth McAlister

Part III: Institutional Adaptations
5. Born Again in East LA: The Congregation as Border Space – Luís León
6. The House That Rasta Built: Church-Building and Fundamentalism Among New York Rastafarians – Randal L. Hepner
7. Structural Adaptations in an Immigrant Muslim Congregation in New York – Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

Part IV: Internal Differentiation
8. Caroling with the Keralites: The Negotiation of Gendered Space in an Indian Immigrant Church – Sheba George
9. Competing for the Second Generation: English-Language Ministry at a Korean Protestant Church – Karen J. Chai
10. Tenacious Unity in a Contentious Community: Cultural and Religious Dynamics in a Chinese Christian Church – Fenggang Yang

Conclusion: A Reader among Fieldworkers – Judith G. Wittner
Project Director’s Acknowledgments
About the Contributors and Editors