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Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation

Carolyn Chen and Russell Jeung


Over fifty years ago, Will Herberg theorized that future immigrants to the United States would no longer identify themselves through their races or ethnicities, or through the languages and cultures of their home countries. Rather, modern immigrants would base their identities on their religions. The landscape of U.S. immigration has changed dramatically since Herberg first published his theory. Most of today's immigrants are Asian or Latino, and are thus unable to shed their racial and ethnic identities as rapidly as the Europeans about whom Herberg wrote. And rather than a flexible, labor-ba ... More

Keywords: Will Herberg, U.S. immigrants, U.S. immigration, racial identity, ethnic identity, class mobility, Asian immigrants, Latino immigrants, American race relations, American religion

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814717356
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814717356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn Chen, editor

Russell Jeung, editor

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Russell Jeung, Carolyn Chen, and Jerry Z. Park

Part I Religious Primacy

Chapter 3 Islam Is to Catholicism as Teflon Is to Velcro

R. Stephen Warner, Elise Martel, and Rhonda E. Dugan

Part II Racialized Religion

Part III Hybridized Ethnoreligion

Part IV Minority Religions and Family Traditioning