You are warmly invited to the next PhD Seminar@CMIST on Tuesday 19th May at 12pm in HBS 2.07. Yinxuan Huang will be presenting his work: ‘Participation Matters: How religious involvement contributes to integration in Britain?’ Full abstract is below.
Please pass this information on to anyone interested. All welcome; light refreshments will be available.
Dharmi and Patty
Participation Matters: How religious involvement contributes to integration in Britain
This research study based on pooled Citizenship Survey data (2007-2011) seeks to contribute to the study of the religious social capital and its social implication in Britain. In the first part of the paper, I try to use a participation-centered strategy to identify different types of religious involvement as well as their sociocultural characteristics. I then move on to examine whether religious social capital could effectively lead to ‘identity bridging’ – that is, a process of blurring the cultural distinctiveness of ethnic minority individuals (Wuthnow 2002). In the presentation, I will talk about how religious involvement is associated with the probability of having white British close friends for non-whites in Britain.