Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement by Joaquin GonzalezFilipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement by Joaquin Gonzalez

Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement

byJoaquin Gonzalez

Paperback | February 1, 2009

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Filipinos are now the second largest Asian American immigrant group in the United States, with a population larger than Japanese Americans and Korean Americans combined. Surprisingly, there is little published on Filipino Americans and their religion, or the ways in which their religious traditions may influence the broader culture in which they are becoming established.

Filipino American Faith in Action draws on interviews, survey data, and participant observation to shed light on this large immigrant community. It explores Filipino American religious institutions as essential locations for empowerment and civic engagement, illuminating how Filipino spiritual experiences can offer a lens for viewing this migrant community’s social, political, economic, and cultural integration into American life. Gonzalez examines Filipino American church involvement and religious practices in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Phillipines, showing how Filipino Americans maintain community and ethnic and religious networks, contra assimilation theory, and how they go about sharing their traditions with the larger society.

Title:Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic EngagementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2009Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081473197X

ISBN - 13:9780814731970

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“Gonzalez makes good use of his position as a community insider to provide a wealth of detail about the interaction of religion and social and political mobilization among San Francisco Bay Area Filipino Americans.”
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