Speaker: Joanna Brooks

Decolonizing Mormonism

Notwithstanding its immense cross-cultural missionary workforce that spans the world, Mormonism still behaves like a white, conservative, American, patriarchal religion, dragging around American cultural trappings, expectations, and processes wherever it goes. Though much has been said about American imperialism, little has been said about American religious imperialism. This presentation makes a case for thinking about …

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Mormons And Maternal Culture

Motherhood and homemaking receive a lot of lip service within Mormon culture, but when women use the internet (and other venues) to descant on their lived experience with this noble calling, people do not hesitate to ridicule domestic minutiae, sneer at discussions of poop, and condescend to crafters. This reaction to the nuts-and-bolts of child-rearing …

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SL10174: Panel: The Book of Job

The Book of Job has been labeled the ur-text of both tragedy and the practical joke; it has inspired such interpretations and responses as Answer to Job by Carl Jung and A Serious Man by the Coen Brothers. Often considered a tale of mature spirituality, it both elicits and demands thoughtful consideration. This panel will …

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