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  • American Buddhism : a sociological perspective. 

    Smith, Buster G. (2009-06-01)
    This dissertation examines the relationship between Buddhism and the sociology of religion, by examining the ways in which the study of American Buddhism can inform the theories of the sociology of religion, as well as ...
  • The importance of economic surroundings on religious adherence. 

    Smith, Buster G. (2006-07-30)
    Sociological explanations of religious adherence tend to focus on characteristics of the individual. One exception is the largely discarded concept of relative deprivation. By its nature, relative deprivation is dependent ...