Faculty Book: Pyong Gap Min
Pyong Gap Min
Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations
(New York University Press, 2010)
Min compares Indian Americans and Korean Americans, two of the most significant ethnic groups in New York, and examines the different ways in which they preserve their ethnicity through their faith. Pushing beyond sociological research on religion and ethnicity, which has tended to focus on whites or on a single immigrant group or a single generation, Min takes actual religious practice and theology seriously, rather than gauging religiosity based primarily on belonging to a congregation. Informants from two generations combined with telephone survey data help readers to understand overall patterns of religious practices. Pyong Gap Min (Prof., Queens) is on the doctoral faculty in sociology.
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Submitted on: APR 5, 2010