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Karen Leonard, Alex Stepick, Manuel Vásquez, and Jennifer Holdaway, Immigrant Faiths: Transforming Religious Life in America (New York: AltaMira, ). . Robert Orsi, “Everyday Miracles: The Study of Lived Religion,” in Lived Religion in America, ed. David Hall (Princeton: Princeton University Press, ), . . , Religion and Political Conflict in Latin America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, ). . Thus, Hall writes, “Where lived religion goes its own way is in breaking with the distinction between high and low that seems inevitably to recur in studies of popular religion.

It is impossible to state with certainty the number of Brazilians in these two cities. According to the  census, Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach have a total of approximately , residents of Latino/Hispanic descent who are not of Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban origin. However, most local leaders estimate the Brazilian population to fall between , and ,. Our non-randomized survey found that Brazilian migration to the area is fairly recent:  percent of our respondents indicated that they came to the region only after  (with close to half of those stating that they arrived after ).

Enrique Laraña, Hank Johnston, and Joseph Gusfield (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, ), . . Sidney Tarrow, Power in Movement (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ), . . ” Ibid. . Pierre Bourdieu and Loic Wacquant, An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ), . . Portes and Rumbaut, Legacies, –. . Cecilia Menjívar, Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (Berkley: University of California Press, ), .

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