Saints Observed: Studies of Mormon Village Life, 1850–2005 serves as a comprehensive introduction to this second volume, which makes available four of the best Mormon village studies, all previously unpublished. These postwar village studies differ substantially from earlier village studies initiated by Nelson’s work and offer in-depth investigations by observers who lived and participated in village life. Together, they capture in rich detail the dayto- day life of mid-century Mormon villagers. Editor Howard Bahr’s afterword highlights changes in the four villages across the past half-century, drawing upon recent site visits, interviews, and texts.
|Publisher:||University of Utah Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Howard M. Bahr is a professor of sociology at Brigham Young University, where he teaches social theory, the sociology of religion, and ethnic relations. His recent books include Toward More Family-Centered Family Sciences: Love, Sacrifice, and Transcendence (with Kathleen S. Bahr) and The Navajo as Seen by the Franciscans, 1920–1950.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
1. Gunlock, 1951: Edward C. Banfield
2. Virgin, 1951: Henri Mendras
3. Ramah, 1950–1951: Thomas F. O’Dea
4. Pomerene, 1946–1947: Wilfrid C. Bailey