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Hokulani Aikau A Chosen People, A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai’i 2012
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Julie Allen Danish but Not Lutheran: The Impact of Mormonism on Danish Cultural Identity 1850-1920 2017
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Ian Barber “Between Biculturalism and Assimilation: The Changing Place of Maori Culture in the Twentieth-Century New Zealand Mormon Church” 1995
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Jennifer Basquiat “Embodied Mormonism: Performance, Vodou and the LDS Faith in Haiti” 1984
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AA (Audrey) Bastian The Other Bayonet: A New Source to Frame the Second Anglo-Burmese War 2017

A new source reveals Burmese bravery at the Shwedagon pagoda following the hostilities of the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1853. Once buried in the Mormon archives in Salt Lake City a brief journal describing events in and around the Shwedagon Pagoda of that period has surfaced. The journal, written by a man situated in the Shwedagon Pagoda, strengthens postcolonial scholarship focusing on counter narratives to colonial conquest and dominance not easily found in primary sources to date. Destruction or suppression of primary sources served a strategic agenda as another type of bayonet for colonial conquest. Through this new eye witness, we can now glimpse amidst desecration and hostilities into Burmese rebellion against their aggressors.

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Kristeen Black A Sociology of Mormo Kinship: The Place of Family Within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2016

This work considers the place of family within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon) religious communities and the ways in which family relates to community cohesion. Specifically it considers how an idea, or archetype, of family which includes collective ideas about family and kinship is used to establish programs within the church that promote care and community cohesiveness. The LDS church is centered on the principle of families and is known for its promise that “families can be together forever.” The church states that the function of its programs, and the role of church leaders and teachers, is to “strengthen families.” If the often-asserted claim that strong families result in strong communities is true, then Mormon communities should be strong communities. This work, then, tests this assumption.
The work is based on an ethnographic study that includes participant/observation methods and personal interviews to consider the lived experience of Mormons within their religious communities. It examines elements of worship, ritual (e.g. temple rites), individual and family religious practices such as family home evening, and organizational models of lay leadership that oversee and organize care centered structures such as home and visiting teaching. It shows that the Mormon focus on family and its use of family ideology, or the systematic use of the idea and culture of family, as it is used in bureaucratically established systems of care, create kinship type bonds within individual wards, promoting cohesive religious communities. It concludes that it is not strong families or a particular family model (i.e., the traditional nuclear family unit) that equate to strong communities, but rather strong relationships of care that act as kinship networks that create and result in strong and cohesive communities.

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Matthew Bowman Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 2016
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Joanna Brooks Approaching a Postcolonial Mormonism 2017
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Chiung Hwang Chen “In Taiwan But Not of Taiwan: Challenges of the LDS Church in the Wake of the Indigenous Movement” 2008
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Gina Colvin Special issue on Race and Mormonism 2015
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Wilfried Decoo “In Search of Mormon Identity: Mormon Culture, Gospel Culture, and an American Worldwide Church” 2013
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Henri Gooren “Latter-day Saints under Siege: The Unique Experience of Nicaraguan Mormons,” 2007
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Mark Grover “The Maturing of the Oak: The Dynamics of LDS Growth in Latin America” 2005
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Melissa Inouye Culture and Agency in Mormon Women’s Lives 2015

This chapter discusses the experiences of Asian women living in the United States who are converts to Mormonism. “What is the relationship between culture and agency in Mormon women’s lived religious experiences? How does a woman’s cultural context influence her perception of the truth of Mormonism’s religious claims and the efficacy of its practices? Does culture tend to constrain or to create opportunities for Mormon women’s spiritual expression?”

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Melissa Inouye “The Oak and the Banyan: the ‘Glocalization’ of Mormon Studies” 2014
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Philip Jenkins “Letting Go: Understanding Mormon Growth in Africa” 2009
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Robert Joseph “Intercultural Exchange, Matakite Māori and the Mormon Church” 2012
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David Knowlton “Hands Raised Up: Power and Context in Bolivian Mormonism” 2007
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Matthew Martinich Reaching the Nations: International LDS Church Growth Almanac, 2014 Edition 2013
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Patrick Mason Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century 2016
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Patrick Mason What Is Mormonism? A Student’s Introduction 2017

This chapter provides an overview of the historic and contemporary globalization of Mormonism, focusing on the LDS Church. It includes an extended case study of Mormonism in Romania based on interviews with local church members.

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Armand L. Mauss Armand L. Mauss, “Seeking the ‘Second Harvest’? Controlling the Costs of Latter-day Saint Membership in Europe,” Dialogue 41(4): 1-54 (2008), and in the International Journal of Mormon Studies 1(1):1-59 (2008), an online journal of the European Mormon Studies Association.
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Armand L. Mauss Armand L. Mauss, “Mormonism’s Worldwide Aspirations and Its Changing Conceptions of Race and Lineage,” Dialogue 34(3-4): 103-33 (2001).
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Armand L. Mauss Armand L. Mauss, “Mormonism in the Twenty-first Century: Marketing for Miracles,” Dialogue 29(1):236-49 (1996).
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Armand L. Mauss Armand L. Mauss, “Identity and Boundary Maintenance: International Prospects for Mormonism at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century,” in Mormon Identities in Transition, ed. Douglas J. Davies (London and New York: Cassell, 1996), 9-19.
First name Last name Title of publication Year of publication Summary
Armand L. Mauss Armand L. Mauss, editor, Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century: Prospects and Issues. Salt Lake City: Dialogue Foundation, 1996. ((Published as Vol. 29, No. 1, of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought).
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Thomas Murphy “Guatemalan Hot/Cold Medicine and Mormon Words of Wisdom: Intercultural Negotiation of Meaning” 1997
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Thomas Murphy Other Mormon Histories: Lamanite Subjectivity in Mexico

Examines self-representations of Lamanite identities and histories by 20th Century Nahua scholars Margarito Bautista Valencia and Agricol Lozano Herrera.

First name Last name Title of publication Year of publication Summary
Thomas Murphy Other Mormon Histories: Lamanite Subjectivity in Mexico 2000

Examines self-representations of Lamanite identities and histories by 20th Century Nahua scholars Margarito Bautista Valencia and Agricol Lozano Herrera.

First name Last name Title of publication Year of publication Summary
Thomas Murphy Reinventing Mormonism: Guatemala as a Harbinger of the Future? 1996

Examines ethnic identity assertions among Mayan and Euro-American Mormons and the interplay between an international gospel and a Guatemalan cultural context.

Online Repositories

Primary source collections, secondary research, and helpful guides can be found at the following links:

Devotional and Apologetics Sites

Resources in English:

http://guides.lib.byu.edu/c.php?g=216629&p=1429703

The Harold B. Lee Library at BYU has a range of helpful subject guides, bibliographies, and digitised primary source collections. 

http://juvenileinstructor.org/category/book-and-journal-reviews/

The Juvenile Instructor shines as a place to keep a finger on the pulse of recent developments in Mormon scholarship. Ben Park’s annual year-in-review posts are invaluable. 

http://mi.byu.edu/blog/

The Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU has a great blog/podcast series featuring the latest work in Mormon studies as well as relevant scholarship from a diverse range of fields. 

https://www.fairmormon.org/

FAIR is the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research. The FAIR website has links to audio, video and written resources.

http://ldsmag.com/

Meridian Magazine has a great network of columnists and contributors who share their work through the site, offering multiple viewpoints and insights into LDS culture, current events, and hard-hitting issues. 

Resources in other Languages:

http://www.idumea.org/

A website for French-speakers, containing a collection of French Liahona Magazines, art work, and translations of articles and books addressing LDS topics. The site also answers some common criticisms against the Church. 

https://mormonsud.net/

A website for Portuguese-speaking members of the LDS church.

https://mormoni.com/

A website for Italian-speakers, containing church news and basic information on LDS principles and doctrine. The site also answers some common criticisms against the Church.

A Dutch website for church members, maintained by Wilfried Decoo.
Conferences

 

UVU “Multicultural Mormonism” Conference, April 2017

     Conference Report and Videos

The University of Auckland’s “Resistance and Innovation: Empire and Native Christianity in the Pacific” Conference, April 2017

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“Global Crossroads: Mormonism in Asia in the Twenty-First Century”, March 2015

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BYU symposium on global church, March 2014

     Conference Report and Videos