Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America

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Jane Naomi Iwamura, Paul R. Spickard
Psychology Press, 2003 - Religion - 352 pages
Asian and Pacific Islander Americans constitute the fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are also one of the most religiously diverse. Through them Asian traditions such as Hinduism, Sikhism, Confucianism, and Buddhism have been introduced into every major city and across a wide swath of Middle America. The contributors to this volume provide an essential inter-disciplinary resource for the study of Asian and Pacific Islander American religion.
 

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Contents

American Religions
9
SPIRIT
17
Connecting the Sacred in Being
29
Compassion Among Aging Nisei Japanese Americans
43
The Public
67
Constructing
87
Race Religion and Colonialism in the Mormon Pacific
107
PRACTICE
114
Hindu Temples
193
Why Cant They Just Get Along? An Analysis of Schisms in
209
New Asian American Churches and Symbolic Racial Identity
225
Continuities and Discontinuities
241
Dissonant Memories Sacred Journey
273
Japanese American
291
Witnessing Religion in Mary Paik Lees Quiet Odyssey
309
Enchanting Diasporas Asian Americans and the Passionate
327

American Society67
125
Altars in the Hindu American Home
143
Changing Religious Practices Among
159
The Rhetorical Use
177
Carolyn Chen
341
Index
347
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Jane Iwamura is Assistant Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Paul Spickard is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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