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The Resource Women of principle : female networking in contemporary Mormon polygyny, Janet Bennion

Women of principle : female networking in contemporary Mormon polygyny, Janet Bennion

Label
Women of principle : female networking in contemporary Mormon polygyny
Title
Women of principle
Title remainder
female networking in contemporary Mormon polygyny
Statement of responsibility
Janet Bennion
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is notorious that the early Mormons practiced polygyny, or plural marriage, and that they were forced to renounce this custom as a condition for Utah's statehood. Even today, some defiant groups of "fundamentalist" Mormons continue to live in illicit polygynous marriages. This book offers an in-depth study of the female experience in one Mormon polygynous community, the Apostolic United Brethren. Characteristically, women in such rigid and patriarchal religious groups are portrayed as the oppressed, powerless victims of male domination. Janet Bennion shows, however, that the reality is far more complex. Bennion concludes that membership in this particular patriarchal community is actually advantageous to women and disadvantageous to men. She buttresses her controversial argument with narratives from the lives of women now living in the group - narratives that clearly reveal why many mainstream Mormon women are viewing polygyny as a viable alternative to the difficulties of single motherhood, "spinsterhood," poverty, and emotional deprivation. This provocative study of a fascinating yet little-studied religious community will be of great interest to students and scholars of religious, Mormon, and gender studies, as well as to anthropologists and Mormons in general
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennion, Janet
Dewey number
306.84/23/088283
Index
index present
LC call number
BX8641
LC item number
.B44 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apostolic United Brethren
  • Mormon women
  • Polygamy
  • Apostolic United Brethren
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Mormon women
  • Polygamy
  • United States
  • Mormonen
  • Vrouwen
  • Polygynie
  • Verenigde Staten
Label
Women of principle : female networking in contemporary Mormon polygyny, Janet Bennion
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (169-173) 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
1. Introduction: Women's Place in a Patriarchal World -- 2. The People: An Ethnographic Sketch -- 3. Ideological Blueprints: Charters for Female Status and Satisfaction -- 4. Economic Challenges and Creative Financing: How Judith Got By on $76 a Month -- 5. Courtship, Marriage, and Sexuality -- 6. Living Arrangements and Individuality: Sharing Space -- 7. About Sickness, Barrenness, Aging, and Death -- 8. The Nature of Female Relationships and the Network -- 9. Conclusion: Female Kingdom Building in Mormon Fundamentalist Polygyny
Control code
44959274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280470547
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959274
Label
Women of principle : female networking in contemporary Mormon polygyny, Janet Bennion
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (169-173) 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
1. Introduction: Women's Place in a Patriarchal World -- 2. The People: An Ethnographic Sketch -- 3. Ideological Blueprints: Charters for Female Status and Satisfaction -- 4. Economic Challenges and Creative Financing: How Judith Got By on $76 a Month -- 5. Courtship, Marriage, and Sexuality -- 6. Living Arrangements and Individuality: Sharing Space -- 7. About Sickness, Barrenness, Aging, and Death -- 8. The Nature of Female Relationships and the Network -- 9. Conclusion: Female Kingdom Building in Mormon Fundamentalist Polygyny
Control code
44959274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280470547
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959274

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