Special Issue "Race-Ethnicity and American Religion: Solidarities and Separations"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2014)
Dr. Christine Soriea Sheikh
Despite emerging claims that the United States is a “post-racial” society, it is clear that racial-ethnic identities and inequalities remain quite salient in American institutions and culture. Religion, considered in terms of both identity and institutions, simultaneously proffers racial-ethnic solidarity, particularly for immigrants and minority group members, and insight into the continued salience of racial-ethnic divisions in American life. There is a robust social scientific literature assessing the significance of racial-ethnic identities to religious identity and community. This issue of Religions will highlight two main streams of research in this area: immigration and religion, and multi-ethnic congregations.
The guest editor of this Special Issue, Christine Sheikh, seeks empirical studies in race-ethnicity and religion, principally those focusing on the areas of immigration and religion and multi-ethnic congregations. Contributions from a variety of fields, including but not limited to history, anthropology, sociology, or cultural studies, are welcome for review. Scholars are invited to contribute articles from a broad range of methodological approaches, and levels of analysis, that investigate how racial-ethnic identities and communities are shaped, transformed, critiqued, embraced, and otherwise in dynamic interrelation with racial-ethnic identities and congregations.
Dr. Christine Soriea Sheikh
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- immigration and religion
- congregational studies
- religious identity
- race and religion
- american religion
- multiethnic congregations
- second-generation americans