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Cardell K Jacobson; Lara Burton
|ISBN:||9780199746378 0199746370 9780199746385 0199746389|
|Description:||xxvi, 368 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Fundamentalist Mormon and FLDS Time Line --
The incident at Eldorado, Texas / Cardell K. Jacobson and Lara Burton --
Historical and Cultural Patterns of Polygamy in the United States: Estranged Groups. A repeat of history: a comparison of the Short Creek and Eldorado raids on the FLDS / Martha Sonntag Bradley --
One vision: the making, unmaking, and remaking of a fundamentalist polygamous community / Heber B. Hammon and William Jankowiak --
Twenty years of observations about the fundamentalist polygamists / Ken Driggs --
History, culture, and variability of Mormon schismatic groups / Janet Bennion --
Differing polygamous patterns: nineteenth-century LDS and twenty-first-century FLDS marriage systems / Kathryn M. Daynes --
Social Scientists Examine Polygamy and the Seizure of the FLDS Children. Demographic, social, and economic characteristics of a polygamist community / Tim B. Heaton and Cardell K. Jacobson --
The many faces of polygamy: an analysis of the variability in modern Mormon fundamentalism in the intermountain West / Janet Bennion --
"What's love got to do with it?" : earthly experience of celestial marriage, past and present / Carrie A. Miles --
Social scientific perspectives on the FLDS raid and the corresponding media coverage / Ryan T. Cragun and Michael Nielsen --
Learning the wrong lessons: a comparison of FLDS, Family International, and Branch Davidian child-protection interventions / Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd --
The international fight against barbarism: historical and comparative perspectives on marriage timing, consent, and polygamy / Arland Thornton --
Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Seizure of the FLDS Children. Child protection law and the FLDS raid in Texas / Linda F. Smith --
The intricacies and ethics of parental genetic testing / Deborah L. Cragun and Ryan T. Cragun.
|Responsibility:||edited by Cardell K. Jacobson with Lara Burton.|
"This well-balanced collection by historians, social scientists, and legal scholars, most of them established experts, provides a comprehensive treatment of the FLDS and other contemporary polygamous cultures in North America. The authors examine religious and other rationales for this way of life that are offered by both male and female participants, and present candid critiques both of the polygamous communities and of their antagonists in law enforcement and in the mass media."--Armand L. Mauss, author of The Angel and the Beehive: The Mormon Struggle with Assimilation.
Though many people around the world are oblivious to it, polygamy continues to be practiced in the United States. The state of Texas drew worldwide attention in 2008, as federal agents surrounded the compound of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) and took custody of more than 400 children. Several members of the schismatic religious group, whose women attire themselves in old-fashioned "prairie dresses," admitted that they practice polygamy. The state justified the raid by alleging that underage marriage was being forced on young women; however, a year later, all but one of the children had been returned to their parents and only ten men were charged with crimes, some barely related to the original charges. This volume offers valuable insights into the history and culture of the many people, including members of the FLDS, who lead polygamous lives in the United States in the twenty-first century.
This well-balanced collection by historians, social scientists, and legal scholars, most of them established experts, provides a comprehensive treatment of the FLDS and other contemporary polygamous
- Polygamy -- Religious aspects -- Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
- Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
- Polygamy -- United States.
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