People of the Dream

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It is sometimes said that the most segregated time of the week in the United States is Sunday morning. Even as workplaces and public institutions such as the military have become racially integrated, racial separation in Christian religious congregations is the norm. And yet some congregations remain stubbornly, racially mixed. People of the Dream is the most complete study of this phenomenon ever undertaken. Author Michael Emerson explores such questions as: how do racially mixed congregations come together? How are they sustained? Who attends them, how did they get there, and what are their experiences? Engagingly written, the book enters the worlds of these congregations through national surveys and in-depth studies of those attending racially mixed churches. Data for the book was collected over seven years by the author and his research team. It includes more than 2,500 telephone interviews, hundreds of written surveys, and extensive visits to mixed-race congregations throughout the United States.



People of the Dream argues that multiracial congregations are bridge organizations that gather and facilitate cross-racial friendships, disproportionately housing people who have substantially more racially diverse social networks than do other Americans. The book concludes that multiracial congregations and the people in them may be harbingers of racial change to come in the United States.



Autorentext

Michael O. Emerson With Rodney M. Woo

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Produktinformationen

Titel
People of the Dream
Untertitel
Multiracial Congregations in the United States
Autor
EAN
9781400837700
ISBN
978-1-4008-3770-0
Format
E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller
Princeton University Press
Herausgeber
Princeton University Press
Genre
Diverses
Veröffentlichung
16.12.2010
Digitaler Kopierschutz
Adobe-DRM
Dateigrösse
1.28 MB
Anzahl Seiten
288
Jahr
2010
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