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Polygamy in Primetime
Media, Gender, and Politics in Mormon Fundamentalism
Janet Bennion

Brandeis University Press



Contents

Preface: “Jill Mormon” Autoethnography
• Acknowledgments
• Introduction: Why Study Polygamy Now?
• A MORMON POLYGAMY PRIMER: WHAT IS IT?
• The History of the Principle
• Further Light and Knowledge: Ideology and Culture
• Gender Dynamics and Sexuality
• Of Covenants and Kings: The Politics of Polygamy
• HOW DO WE DEAL WITH 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
• Appendix: Orson Pratt’s 27 Rules of Celestial Marriage
• Notes
• Glossary
• References
• Index

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