From Africa to America : religion and adaptation among Ghanaian immigrants in New York / Moses O. Biney
- Biney, Moses O.
- New York : New York University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- x, 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Religion, race, and ethnicity series
- Coming to America : Ghanaians and U.S. immigration -- By the Hudson River : the Ghanaian presence in New York -- Remembering the homeland : Ghana and its people -- How shall we sing the Lord's song? PCGNY : an overseas mission -- The compound house : communal life and welfare -- Conflict and cohesion : gender and intergenerational relations -- Ebenezer : spirituality and identity -- Paddling on both sides : analysis and conclusion.
- In From Africa to America, Moses O. Biney offers a rare full-scale look at an African immigrant congregation, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in New York (PCGNY). Making use of personal stories, notes from participant observation, and interviews, Biney explores the complexities of the social, economic, and cultural adaptation of this group, the difficult moral choices they have to make in order to survive, and the tensions that exist within their faith community. Most notably, through his compelling research Biney shows that such congregations are more than mere "ethnic enclaves; or safe havens from American social and cultural values. Rather, they help to maintain the essential balance between cultural acclimation and ethnic preservation needed for these new citizens to flourish. --Book Jacket.
- 9780814786390 (cl : alk. paper)
0814786391 (cl : alk. paper)
9780814786413 (e-book : alk. paper)
0814786413 (e-book : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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