Start Date

5-6-2015 10:45 AM

End Date

5-6-2015 12:15 PM

Description

This presentation will describe the interactions between religious fundamentalisms, in this case in the form of polygamous Mormon culture, and information technology. We will also discuss the way that the various information transmission strategies used by advocates of plural marriage can lead to effective changes in laws and public policies by presenting the case of the prosecution of the Brown family, stars of Sister Wives, by the State of Utah.

 
Jun 5th, 10:45 AM Jun 5th, 12:15 PM

The Use of Reality Television and Social Media by Mormon Fundamentalist Groups. Changing Representations, Minds, and Laws.

This presentation will describe the interactions between religious fundamentalisms, in this case in the form of polygamous Mormon culture, and information technology. We will also discuss the way that the various information transmission strategies used by advocates of plural marriage can lead to effective changes in laws and public policies by presenting the case of the prosecution of the Brown family, stars of Sister Wives, by the State of Utah.