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The Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender

Edited by: Amy Hoyt , Taylor G. Petrey

Print publication date:  May  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780815395218
eBook ISBN: 9781351181600
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351181600
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender is an outstanding reference source to this controversial subject area. Since its founding in 1830, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has engaged gender in surprising ways. LDS practice of polygamy in the nineteenth century both fueled rhetoric of patriarchal rule as well as gave polygamous wives greater autonomy than their monogamous peers. The tensions over women?s autonomy continued after polygamy was abandoned and defined much of the twentieth century. In the 1970s, 1990s, and 2010s, Mormon feminists came into direct confrontation with the male Mormon hierarchy. These public clashes produced some reforms, but fell short of accomplishing full equality. LGBT Mormons have a similar history. These movements are part of the larger story of how Mormonism has managed changing gender norms in a global context. Comprising over forty chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into four parts:

? Methodological issues

? Historical approaches

? Social scientific approaches

? Theological approaches.

These sections examine central issues, debates, and problems, including: agency, feminism, sexuality and sexual ethics, masculinity, queer studies, plural marriage, homosexuality, race, scripture, gender and the priesthood, the family, sexual violence, and identity.

The Routledge Handbook of Mormonism and Gender is essential reading for students and researchers in religious studies, gender studies, and women?s studies. The Handbook will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, politics, anthropology, and sociology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Gender and culture in a global church Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Race and gender in Mormonism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Intersectionality Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Femininities Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Masculinities Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Joseph Smith, plural marriage, and kinship Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Mormon gender in the age of polygamy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Mormon women and scripture in the nineteenth century Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Mormonism, gender, and art in nineteenth-century Scandinavia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Mormon gender in the progressive era Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Mormon gender in the mid-twentieth century Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Mormon feminism after 1970 Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Gender and missionary work Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Homosexuality and therapeutic culture in Mormonism Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Homosexuality and politics in Mormonism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Mormon LGBTQ organizing and organizations Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Mormonism, gender, and art Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Mormon literature and gender Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sexual purity and its discontents in Mormonism Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Mormonism and sexual violence Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Women and religious organization Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Global Mormon perspectives and experiences of familial structures Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Structures of home and family Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Non-traditional families Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Social science perspectives on gender and Mormon orthodoxy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Gender and mental health in Mormon contexts Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Women’s gender roles and Mormonism in England Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Institutional gender negotiations within Irish Mormon congregatIons Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Peruvian Mormon matchmaking Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Mormon women at work in Nicaragua Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Mormon masculinity, family, and kava in the Pacific Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Gendered dynamics and institutions within Nigerian Mormonism Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Scripture and gender Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Theology of the family Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Theology of sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Queer Mormons Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Trans and mutable bodies Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Feminism and Heavenly Mother Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Women and priesthood Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Men and the priesthood Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Mujerista theology Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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