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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Polygamous families in contemporary society
Published By: Original publisher
Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press. 1996.
xv, 512 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Irwin Altman, Joseph Ginat
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2018. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Adjustment processes (154);
Social personality (156);
Building interiors and arrangement (353);
Cooperative organization (474);
Gender status (562);
Theological systems (779);
Religious denominations (795);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an in-depth study of a rural and urban community
from the Allred fundamentalist polygynous group. The authors conducted face-to-face
interviews with more than a hundred individuals from twenty-six plural families over a
period of five years, with some follow up two years later. They also carried out
participant observation of family life and celebrations. Polygynous life is examined
through the lens of transactional analysis, with a particular interest in how dyadic and
communal relationships in plural families are negotiated and balanced. The various subjects
discussed include courtship, weddings, honeymoons, living arrangements, rotation schedules
between husband and wives, communal celebrations, budgeting, and emotional life. For each
major topic there is reflection on historical evidence for Mormon pioneer family life, and
on family behaviors in other polygynous societies around the world.
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard; 2012
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
"Redrock" and "Metropolitan City," western
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Polygamy--United States--History//Mormon Church--United
States--History//Mormon families--United States--History