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The most famous long-distance hiking trail in North America, the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trailandmdash;the longest hiking-only footpath in the worldandmdash;runs along the Appalachian mountain range from Georgia to Maine. Every year about 2,000 individuals attempt to andldquo;thru-hikeandrdquo; the entire trail, a feat equivalent to hiking Mount Everest sixteen times. Inand#160;Walking on the Wild Side,and#160;sociologist Kristi M. Fondrenand#160;traces the stories of forty-six men and women who, for their own personal reasons, set out to conquer Americaandrsquo;s most well known, and arguably most social, long-distance hiking trail.

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In this fascinating in-depth study, Fondren shows how, once out on the trail, this unique subculture of hikers lives mostly in isolation, with their own way of acting, talking, and thinking; their own vocabulary; their own activities and interests; and their own conception of what is significant in life. They tend to be self-disciplined, have an unwavering trust in complete strangers, embrace a life of poverty, and reject modern-day institutions. The volume illuminates the intense social intimacy and bonding that forms among long-distance hikers as they collectively construct a long-distance hiker identity. Fondren describes how long-distance hikers develop a trail persona, underscoring how important a sense of place can be to our identity, and to our sense of who we are. Indeed, the author adds a new dimension to our understanding of the nature of identity in general.

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Anyone who has hikedandmdash;or has ever dreamed of hikingandmdash;the Appalachian Trail will find this volume fascinating. Walking on the Wild Side captures a community for whom the trail is a sacred place, a place to which they have become attached, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

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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.

Synopsis:

Inand#160;Walking on the Wild Side,and#160;sociologist Kristi M. Fondrenand#160;traces the stories of forty-six men and women who set out to trek Americaandrsquo;s most well known long-distance hiking trail. The volume illuminates the intense social intimacy and bonding that forms among long-distance hikers as they collectively construct a long-distance hiker identity, revealing how important a sense of place can be to our identity.

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Second-generation Korean Americans, demonstrating an unparalleled entrepreneurial fervor, are establishing new churches with a goal of shaping the future of American Christianity. A Faith of Our Own investigates the development and growth of these houses of worship, a recent and rapidly increasing phenomenon in major cities throughout the United States. Including data gathered over ten years at twenty-two churches, it is the most comprehensive study of this topic that addresses generational, identity, political, racial, and empowerment issues

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

KRISTI M. FONDREN is an associate professor of sociology at Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia.

Table of Contents

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:
9780813562056
Author:
Cherry, Stephen M., Dr
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Fondren, Kristi M.
Author:
Kim, Sharon
Author:
Cherry, Stephen M.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Asian American
Subject:
Filipino American studies
Subject:
Filipino immigration attempts to build and engage community
Subject:
Filipino American Catholics
Subject:
Hiking
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140103
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 figures
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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"Synopsis" by ,

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.

"Synopsis" by ,
Inand#160;Walking on the Wild Side,and#160;sociologist Kristi M. Fondrenand#160;traces the stories of forty-six men and women who set out to trek Americaandrsquo;s most well known long-distance hiking trail. The volume illuminates the intense social intimacy and bonding that forms among long-distance hikers as they collectively construct a long-distance hiker identity, revealing how important a sense of place can be to our identity.

"Synopsis" by ,
Second-generation Korean Americans, demonstrating an unparalleled entrepreneurial fervor, are establishing new churches with a goal of shaping the future of American Christianity. A Faith of Our Own investigates the development and growth of these houses of worship, a recent and rapidly increasing phenomenon in major cities throughout the United States. Including data gathered over ten years at twenty-two churches, it is the most comprehensive study of this topic that addresses generational, identity, political, racial, and empowerment issues
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

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