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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since World War II, historians have analyzed a phenomenon of zwhite flighty plaguing the urban areas of the northern United States. One of the most interesting cases of zwhite flighty 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' 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--often used to foster community and social connectedness--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--instead of the local park or square or market--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--when black families moved into the neighborhood--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--congregationalism--functioned within the larger phenomenon of white flight, this book lends new insights into the role of religion and how it can affect social change, not always for the better. (Publisher)
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N$T
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1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mulder, Mark T.
Dewey number
305.80097309/04
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
M78 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • Evangelicalism
  • Race
  • Identification (Religion)
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Whites
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African Americans
  • Evangelicalism
  • Identification (Religion)
  • Race relations
  • Race
  • Racism
  • Illinois
  • United States
Label
Shades of white flight : evangelical congregations and urban departure, Mark T. Mulder
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Shuttered in Chicago
  • 4.
  • A Case Study of the Closed Community: The Disrupted Integration of Timothy Christian School
  • pt. II
  • CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE
  • 5.
  • Chicago: A Brief History of African American In-Migration and White Reaction
  • 6.
  • The Black Belt Reaches Englewood and Roseland
  • pt. III
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • CONGREGATIONS RESPOND TO NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE
  • 7.
  • The Insignificance of Place
  • 8.
  • The Significance of Polity
  • 9.
  • Second Roseland (CRC) Leaves the City
  • 10.
  • The Contrast between Sister Denominations
  • 11.
  • 1.
  • Conclusion: The Continuing Resonance of Religion in Race and Urban Patterns
  • Introduction: The Irony of Religion and Racial Segregation
  • pt. I
  • THE EVOLUTION OF AN EVANGELICAL DENOMINATION
  • 2.
  • Mobility and Insularity
  • 3.
Control code
905349655
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813564845
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13hd14j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905349655
Label
Shades of white flight : evangelical congregations and urban departure, Mark T. Mulder
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Shuttered in Chicago
  • 4.
  • A Case Study of the Closed Community: The Disrupted Integration of Timothy Christian School
  • pt. II
  • CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE
  • 5.
  • Chicago: A Brief History of African American In-Migration and White Reaction
  • 6.
  • The Black Belt Reaches Englewood and Roseland
  • pt. III
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • CONGREGATIONS RESPOND TO NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGE
  • 7.
  • The Insignificance of Place
  • 8.
  • The Significance of Polity
  • 9.
  • Second Roseland (CRC) Leaves the City
  • 10.
  • The Contrast between Sister Denominations
  • 11.
  • 1.
  • Conclusion: The Continuing Resonance of Religion in Race and Urban Patterns
  • Introduction: The Irony of Religion and Racial Segregation
  • pt. I
  • THE EVOLUTION OF AN EVANGELICAL DENOMINATION
  • 2.
  • Mobility and Insularity
  • 3.
Control code
905349655
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813564845
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13hd14j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905349655

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