Saints Observed: Studies of Mormon Village Life, 1850-2005 (BOK)

Howard M. Bahr

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The most complete overview and assessment of Mormon village studies available, this volume extends the canon twofold. First, it presents a rich composite view of nineteenth-century Mormon life in the West as seen by qualified observers who did not just pass through but stopped and studied. Second, it connects that early protoethnography to scholarly Mormon village studies in the twentieth century, showing their proper context in the thriving field of community studies.

Based mostly on nine famous travellers' accounts of life among the Mormons, including Richard Burton, Elizabeth Kane, Howard Stansbury, John Gunnison, and Julius Benchley--Bahr's volume introduces these talented observers, summarises and analyses their observation, and constructs a holistic overview of Mormon village life. He concludes by tracing the rise and continuity of Mormon village studies in the twentieth century, beginning with Lowry Nelson's 1923 research in Escalante, Utah. Over the following three decades, the genre expanded beyond Nelson and his students, becoming more sophisticated and interdisciplinary; by the mid-1950s it was a subfield within the respected arena of community studies. Researchers continued to study Mormon communities in the following decades and into the twenty-first century.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Howard M. Bahr
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9781607813200
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 476 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Christian communities & monasticism, Religious groups: social & cultural aspects