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Polygamous Families in Contemporary Society
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.
Paperback, 532 pages
Published January 29th 2009 by Cambridge University Press
(first published July 26th 1996)
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This is an anthropological text--completely with indexes full of methods used and statistics--make no mistake, but it is a fairly unbiased look at various aspects of a unique and growing culture in America. 26 families (including 4 divorced women who were in plural marriages that fell apart), covering a broad range of ages and social status were interviewed, and it's hard not to find favorites as you read through the ancedotes. The book explores everything from men's attachment to their homes (n ...more