People of the Dream

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Zusatztext " People of the Dream is arguably the most complete examination to date of an important but thin slice of religious life in the United States. . . . By virtue of its scope! its originality! and its ability to captivate! it will surely set the standard in the study of multiracial congregations for some time to come." ---James C. Cavendish! Contemporary Sociology Informationen zum Autor Michael O. Emerson is Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Center on Race! Religion! and Urban Life at Rice University. He is the coauthor of several books! including Divided by Faith! United by Faith! and Against All Odds . Dr. Rodney Woo is Senior Pastor of the Wilcrest Baptist Church in Houston! Texas. Klappentext 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. Zusammenfassung 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. Inhaltsverzeichnis Acknowledgments ix Prelude: Decision 1 Chapter One: Dreams 5 Chapter Two: Dist inct ive 28 Chapter Three: Paths 47 Chapter Four: Folk 74 Chapter Five: Attract ions 105 Chapter Six: Shadows 131 Chapter...

"People of the Dream is arguably the most complete examination to date of an important but thin slice of religious life in the United States. . . . By virtue of its scope, its originality, and its ability to captivate, it will surely set the standard in the study of multiracial congregations for some time to come."---James C. Cavendish, Contemporary Sociology

Autorentext
Michael O. Emerson is Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Center on Race, Religion, and Urban Life at Rice University. He is the coauthor of several books, including Divided by Faith, United by Faith, and Against All Odds. Dr. Rodney Woo is Senior Pastor of the Wilcrest Baptist Church in Houston, Texas.

Klappentext

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.



Inhalt

Acknowledgments ix Prelude: Decision 1 Chapter One: Dreams 5 Chapter Two: Dist inct ive 28 Chapter Three: Paths 47 Chapter Four: Folk 74 Chapter Five: Attract ions 105 Chapter Six: Shadows 131 Chapter Seven: Moment um 158 Appendix A: Shifting Visions: A Brief History of Metaphors for U.S. Race and Ethnic Relations 173 Appendix B: Statistical Tables 194 Appendix C: Methodology 200 Appendix D: Instruments 209 Bibliography 245 Index 257

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Produktinformationen

Titel
People of the Dream
Untertitel
Multiracial Congregations in the United States
Autor
EAN
9780691136271
ISBN
0691136270
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Princeton University Press
Anzahl Seiten
276
Gewicht
449g
Größe
H234mm x B156mm x T16mm
Jahr
2008
Untertitel
Englisch
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