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Title
Agency and the American LDS woman (2)
Creator
Hoyt, Amy
Date Created and/or Issued
2011-02-05
Publication Information
Claremont Graduate University. School of Religion
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Claremont Mormon Studies
Rights Information
Physical rights are retained by the institution. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. Copyright laws.
Description
A paper that draws upon an ethnography of a contemporary American LDS community and the work of Saba Mahmood to reconceptualize the feminist theoretical category of agency. Within the academic, feminist literature on traditional religious women, there has been a tendency to understand agency strictly in terms of actions that subvert religious tradition. This tendency overshadows the wider reality, mainly that agency constitutes a range of behaviors, including those that support religion. The LDS women that participated in this ethnography used agency to support and resist their religious norms, sometimes simultaneously.
Type
text
Format
application/pdf
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cms/id/39
Language
English
Subject
Mormons
Mormon women
Agent (Philosophy)
American
Feminism - Religious aspects - Mormon Church
Source
Paper manuscript: 11 pages, scanned and converted into pdf format, Agency and American LDS women
Relation
Claremont Mormon Studies - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cms

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