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Religion and Ethnicity: Theoretical Connections
Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263, USA
Received: 12 May 2011; in revised form: 30 June 2011 / Accepted: 22 July 2011 / Published: 26 July 2011
Abstract: The religion literature in Sociology remains largely disconnected from the ethnicity and immigration literature despite enduring connections between religion and ethnicity. This review helps to close this gap. It shows how the dominant theories in each discipline follow a similar trajectory and examines how exploring the theoretical connections between religion and ethnicity can advance our understanding of each social phenomenon. In particular, it can illuminate why America remains so religious as well as why America’s religious congregations continue to be so divided along ethnic and racial lines.
Keywords: religion; ethnicity; immigration; immigrants
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Kim, R.Y. Religion and Ethnicity: Theoretical Connections. Religions 2011, 2, 312-329.
Kim RY. Religion and Ethnicity: Theoretical Connections. Religions. 2011; 2(3):312-329.
Kim, Rebecca Y. 2011. "Religion and Ethnicity: Theoretical Connections." Religions 2, no. 3: 312-329.