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  • Asian American Religions: The Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries
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  • Tony Carnes, Fenggang Yang
  • 2004
  • Published by: NYU Press
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Asian American Religions brings together some of the most current research on Asian American religions from a social science perspective. The volume focuses on religion in Asian American communities in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, and the Silicon Valley/Bay Area, and it includes a current demographic overview of the various Asian populations across the United States. It also provides information on current trends, such as that Filipino and Korean Americans are the most religiously observant people in America, that over 60 percent of Asian Americans who have a religious identification are Christian, and that one-third of Muslims in the United States are Asian Americans.
Rather than organizing the book around particular ethnic groups or religions, Asian American Religions centers on thematic issues, like symbols and rituals, political boundaries, and generation gaps, in order to highlight the role of Asian American religions in negotiating, accepting, redefining, changing, and creating boundaries in the communities' social life.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction
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  1. The Religious Demography of Asian American Boundary Crossing
  2. pp. 38-52
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  1. Part I. Symbols and Rituals
  2. pp. 53-54
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  1. 1. Liminal Youth among Fuzhou Chinese Undocumented Workers
  2. pp. 55-75
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  1. 2. The Creation of Urban Niche Religion: South Asian Taxi Drivers in New York City
  2. pp. 76-97
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  1. 3. Paradoxes of Media-Reflected Religiosity among Hindu Indians
  2. pp. 98-111
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  1. 4. Global Hinduism in Gotham
  2. pp. 112-138
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  1. Part II. The Boundaries of Time: Events, Generation, and Age
  2. pp. 139-140
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  1. 5. Negotiation of Ethnic and Religious Boundaries by Asian American Campus Evangelicals
  2. pp. 141-159
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  1. 6. Christian by Birth or Rebirth? Generation and Difference in an Indian American Christian Church
  2. pp. 160-181
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  1. 7. "Korean American Evangelical": A Resolution of Sociological Ambivalence among Korean American College Students
  2. pp. 182-204
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  1. 8. Gender and Generation in a Chinese Christian Church
  2. pp. 205-222
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  1. 9. Faith, Values, and Fears of New York City Chinatown Seniors
  2. pp. 223-244
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  1. Part III. Political Boundaries
  2. pp. 245-246
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  1. 10. Religious Diversity and Social Integration among Asian Americans in Houston
  2. pp. 247-262
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  1. 11. Religion and Political Adaptation among Asian Americans: An Empirical Assessment from the Pilot National Asian American Political Survey
  2. pp. 263-284
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  1. Part IV. Transcending Borders and Boundaries
  2. pp. 285-286
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  1. 12. Creating an Asian American Christian Subculture: Grace Community Covenant Church
  2. pp. 287-312
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  1. 13. Sasana Sakon and the New Asian American: Intermarriage and Identity at a Thai Buddhist Temple in Silicon Valley
  2. pp. 313-337
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  1. 14. We Do Not Bowl Alone: Social and Cultural Capital from Filipinos and Their Churches
  2. pp. 338-360
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 395-396
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 397-399
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