Polygamous Families in Contemporary Societyby Irwin Altman, Joseph Ginat
Pub. Date: 12/28/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Using first-hand interviews and observations, this analysis of life in modern day Mormon polygamous families describes how husband and wives cope with their complex lifestyle in various facets of everyday life. Lay readers as well as researchers will find the subject material of interest.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction; Part I. Historical Background: 2. Mormon history 1830–1890: the early years; 3. Contemporary fundamentalist movements; 4. The people and their communities; Part II. Early Stages of Relationships: 5. Deciding to add a new wife to a family; 6. Courtship; 7. Wedding and marriage ceremonies; 8. Honeymoons; 9. Adjusting to a new marriage; Part III. Home Environments of Plural Families: 10. Living arrangements; 11. Wives and homes; 12. Husbands and homes; Part IV. Managing Everyday Life: 13. The rotation process: husbands and wives alone together; 14. Budget and resource management; 15. Celebrations; Part V. Social-Emotional Relationships: 16. Social-emotional relationships of husbands and wives; 17. Relationships between wives; 18. Family structure; 19. Parents and children; 20. Summing up; Appendices.
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