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Out of ObscurityMormonism since 1945$
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Patrick Q. Mason and John G. Turner

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199358212

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358212.001.0001

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Blogging the Boundaries

Blogging the Boundaries

Mormon Mommy Blogs and the Construction of Mormon Identity

(p.234) 11 Blogging the Boundaries
Out of Obscurity

Kristine Haglund

Oxford University Press

While the activism of Mormon feminists has gained considerable media attention in recent years, conservative Mormon women have used blogs and social media to advance anti-feminist positions and articulate their divergent interpretations of official Mormon discourse. Much as earlier Mormon women’s publications expressed a range of views independent from institutional control, blogs and social media provide space for a broad array of Latter-day Saint women’s voices. Rather than reflecting a simple conflict between reflexive obedience to institutional patriarchy and feminist opposition, these venues illustrate that Latter-day Saint women hold a variety of views within the confines of church orthodoxy. Careful attention to the ways in which these views are developed and articulated may yield insight into the ways in which women in patriarchal religions both accept and adapt the cultural raw material of their traditions and the broader cultures they inhabit.

Keywords:   Mormonism, Latter-day Saints, feminism, patriarchy, blogs

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