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The Resource Shades of white flight : evangelical congregations and urban departure, Mark T. Mulder

Shades of white flight : evangelical congregations and urban departure, Mark T. Mulder

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Shades of white flight : evangelical congregations and urban departure
Title
Shades of white flight
Title remainder
evangelical congregations and urban departure
Statement of responsibility
Mark T. Mulder
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Since World War II, historians have analyzed a phenomenon of 2white flight3 plaguing the urban areas of the northern United States. One of the most interesting cases of 2white flight3 occurred in the Chicago neighborhoods of Englewood and Roseland, where seven entire church congregations from one denomination, the Christian Reformed Church, left the city in the 1960s and 1970s and relocated their churches to nearby suburbs. In Shades of White Flight, sociologist Mark T. Mulder investigates the migration of these Chicago church members, revealing how these churches not only failed to inhibit white flight, but actually facilitated the congregations{u2019} departure. Using a wealth of both archival and interview data, Mulder sheds light on the forces that shaped these midwestern neighborhoods and shows that, surprisingly, evangelical religion fostered both segregation as well as the decline of urban stability. Indeed, the Roseland and Englewood stories show how religion{u2014}often used to foster community and social connectedness{u2014}can sometimes help to disintegrate neighborhoods. Mulder describes how the Dutch CRC formed an insular social circle that focused on the local church and Christian school{u2014}instead of the local park or square or market{u2014}as the center point of the community. Rather than embrace the larger community, the CRC subculture sheltered themselves and their families within these two places. Thus it became relatively easy{u2014}when black families moved into the neighborhood{u2014}to sell the church and school and relocate in the suburbs. This is especially true because, in these congregations, authority rested at the local church level and in fact they owned the buildings themselves. Revealing how a dominant form of evangelical church polity{u2014}congregationalism{u2014}functioned within the larger phenomenon of white flight, Shades of White Flight lends new insights into the role of religion and how it can affect social change, not always for the better. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mulder, Mark T.
Dewey number
305.80097309/04
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
M78 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Evangelicalism
  • Race
  • Identification (Religion)
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Whites
Label
Shades of white flight : evangelical congregations and urban departure, Mark T. Mulder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The Irony of Religion and Racial Segregation -- Part 1: The Evolution of an Evangelical Denomination -- Mobility and Insularity -- Shuttered in Chicago -- A Case Study of the Closed Community: The Disrupted Integration of Timothy Christian School -- Part 2: City and Neighborhood Change -- Chicago: A Brief History of African American In-Migration and White Reaction -- The Black Belt Reaches Englewood and Roseland -- Part 3: Congregations Respond to Neighborhood Change -- The Insignificance of Place -- The Significance of Polity -- Second Roseland (CRC) Leaves the City -- The Contrast between Sister Denominations -- Conclusion: The Continuing Resonance of Religion in Race and Urban Patterns
Control code
881824175
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 181 pages
Isbn
9780813564821
Lccn
2014021722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881824175
Label
Shades of white flight : evangelical congregations and urban departure, Mark T. Mulder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The Irony of Religion and Racial Segregation -- Part 1: The Evolution of an Evangelical Denomination -- Mobility and Insularity -- Shuttered in Chicago -- A Case Study of the Closed Community: The Disrupted Integration of Timothy Christian School -- Part 2: City and Neighborhood Change -- Chicago: A Brief History of African American In-Migration and White Reaction -- The Black Belt Reaches Englewood and Roseland -- Part 3: Congregations Respond to Neighborhood Change -- The Insignificance of Place -- The Significance of Polity -- Second Roseland (CRC) Leaves the City -- The Contrast between Sister Denominations -- Conclusion: The Continuing Resonance of Religion in Race and Urban Patterns
Control code
881824175
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 181 pages
Isbn
9780813564821
Lccn
2014021722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881824175

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