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Stephen M. Cherry draws upon a rich set of ethnographic and survey data, collected over a six-year period, to explore the roles that Catholicism and family play in shaping Filipino American community life. From the planning and construction of community centers, to volunteering at health fairs or protesting against abortion, this book illustrates the powerful ways these forces structure and animate not only how first-generation Filipino Americans think and feel about their community, but how they are compelled to engage it over issues deemed important to the sanctity of the family.

Revealing more than intimate accounts of Filipino American lives, Cherry offers a glimpse of the often hidden but vital relationship between religion and community in the lives of new immigrants, and allows speculation on the broader impact of Filipino immigration on the nation. The Filipino American community is the second-largest immigrant community in the United States, and the Philippines is the second-largest source of Catholic immigration to this country. This ground-breaking study outlines how first-generation Filipino Americans have the potential to reshape American Catholicism and are already having an impact on American civic life through the engagement of their faith.

Synopsis:

This ground-breaking book draws upon a rich set of ethnographic and survey data, collected over a six-year period, to explore the roles that Catholicism and family play in shaping Filipino American community life. It illustrates the powerful ways these forces structure and animate not only how first-generation Filipino Americans think and feel about their community, but how they are compelled to engage it over issues deemed important to the sanctity of the family.

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Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

1. Faithfully Filipino and American

2. Catholic Culture and Filipino Families

3. Community of Communities

4. Communities in Conflict

5. Building Centers of Community

6. Caring for Community

7. Protecting Family and Life

8. Growing Presence and Potential Impacts

Methodological Appendix

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813562049
Author:
Cherry, Stephen M.
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Asian American
Subject:
Filipino American studies
Subject:
Filipino immigration attempts to build and engage community
Subject:
Filipino American Catholics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 figures
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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This ground-breaking book draws upon a rich set of ethnographic and survey data, collected over a six-year period, to explore the roles that Catholicism and family play in shaping Filipino American community life. It illustrates the powerful ways these forces structure and animate not only how first-generation Filipino Americans think and feel about their community, but how they are compelled to engage it over issues deemed important to the sanctity of the family.

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