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Author Sciorra, Joseph, author

Title Built with faith : Italian American imagination and Catholic material culture in New York City / Joseph Sciorra
Edition First edition
Published Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 262 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Private devotions in public places : the sacred spaces of yard shrines and sidewalk altars -- Imagined places and fragile landscapes : nostalgia and utopia in nativity presepi -- Festive intensification and place consciousness in Christmas house displays -- Multivocality and sacred space : the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto in Rosebank, Staten Island -- "We go where the Italians live": processions as glocal mapping in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-250) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Catholic Church -- New York (State) -- New York -- Customs and practices
Catholic Church -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 21st century
Italian American Catholics -- Religious life -- New York (State) -- New York.
Italian American Catholics -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life
Material culture -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014024542
ISBN 1621901319 (electronic bk.)
9781621901310 (electronic bk.)