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November 7, 2022




When Work Becomes ReligionCarolyn Chen
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The Book:



"When work replaces religion, I argue, religion takes on the instrumental logic of work." (p.122)

"Now more than ever, we need the prophetic voices of our religious traditions and communities to help us restore a collective wholeness." (p.210)


About Carolyn Chen

Carolyn Chen is Co-Director of the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI), a scholarly community committed to the advancement of public knowledge of Asian Pacific American religions and is also Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She also serves as an Advisory Board member for New College Berkeley. Carolyn received her A.B. from Brown University, and her Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley.


Carolyn is the author of Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience (Princeton 2008), co-editor of Sustaining Faith Traditions: Religion, Race and Ethnicity among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation (NYU 2012), and author of Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley.

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