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Joining the Choir: Religious Membership and Social Trust Among Transnational Ghanaians

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber

Abstract

Immigration and race are contentious issues in North America. As a result, black immigrants from Ghana and other countries of West Africa face significant challenges, even as their experiences and accomplishments confound stereotypes about blacks and foreigners. Religious congregations have often helped immigrants navigate the tricky waters of integration in the past; yet how do these particular black immigrants approach organized religion in light of their identities and aspirations? What are they looking for in religious membership, and how do they find it? In Joining the Choir, the author t ... More

Keywords: religious membership, congregation studies, social trust, immigration, Evangelical Christianity, transnationalism, race/ethnicity, ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190841041
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190841041.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kansas State University