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Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations

Pyong Gap Min


This book explores the factors that may lead to greater success in ethnic preservation. It 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. Does someone feel more “Indian” because they practice Hinduism? Does membership in a Korean Protestant church aid in maintaining ties to Korean culture? Pushing beyond sociological research on religion and ethnicity which has tended to focus on whites or on a single immigrant group or on a single generation, the ... More

Keywords: ethnic preservation, Indian Americans, Korean Americans, religion, ethnicity, Hinduism, Korean culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780814795859
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814795859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pyong Gap Min, author