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Author Bennion, Janet, 1964-
Title Polygamy in primetime : media, gender, and politics in Mormon fundamentalism / Janet Bennion.
Published Waltham, Massachusetts : Brandeis University Press, ©2012.
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Description xix, 361 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Brandeis series on gender, culture, religion, and law
Brandeis series on gender, culture, religion & law.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The history of the principle -- Further light and knowledge: ideology and culture -- Gender dynamics and sexuality -- Of covenants and kings: the politics of polygamy -- Media and the polygamy narrative -- Polygamy and the law -- The Anna Karenina principle: bringing abuse into the light -- Poly families in the twenty-first century.
Summary Challenges the myths about plural marriage, including that they are uniformly abusive and harmful to women, explaining that it can provide economic security and social sustenance, and argues the case for legalizing polygamy.
Subject Polygamy.
Mormon fundamentalism.
Mormon women -- Social conditions.
ISBN 1611682630 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781611682625 (cloth : alk. paper)
1611682622 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781611682632 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781611682960 (ebook)
1611682967 (ebook)
OCLC number 760976085