The Resource Awkward returned missionary stories : the anti-RM folklore of BYU freshmen

Awkward returned missionary stories : the anti-RM folklore of BYU freshmen

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Awkward returned missionary stories : the anti-RM folklore of BYU freshmen, 2005
Title
Awkward returned missionary stories
Title remainder
the anti-RM folklore of BYU freshmen
Inclusive dates
2005
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elder collects stories from freshman girls about the awkwardness of interacting with returned missionaries (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have recently returned from two-year proselytizing missions and are stereotypically socially awkward and intent on marrying quickly and starting a family). Elder feels that girls circulate stories about awkward returned missionary encounters as a release valve, as a form of social control, and as an educational tool. Girls share stories about returned missionaries because they are tired of being socially polite and desire a release from that expectation. Returned missionary stories also serve as a form of social control, reminding girls that dating a returned missionaries and getting married early is frowned upon. Finally, Elder claims that returned missionary stories are circulated to remind pre-missionary boys to not make the same mistakes when they come home from their missions
Biography type
contains biographical information
Biographical or historical data
Elder grew up in Washington and Utah and attended Brigham Young University. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the dating environment of the freshman dorms inspired her to do this project on the social awkwardness of Latter-day Saint men who return home from proselytizing missions and try to fit back into the dating scene.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Awkward returned missionary stories : the anti-RM folklore of BYU freshmen
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (40
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Eric Eliason.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Nicole Elder when she was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 course in Winter 2005.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370287961
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)
Label
Awkward returned missionary stories : the anti-RM folklore of BYU freshmen
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (40
Governing access note
Open for public research
Immediate source of acquisition
Eric Eliason.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
Created by Nicole Elder when she was enrolled in Eric Eliason's English 391 course in Winter 2005.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn370287961
Type of unit
  • item
  • leaves)

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