Navigating Ideals: Latter-Day Saint Women and Latter-Day Saint Cultural Master Narratives
Cultural master narratives are a primary way that cultures proscribe how and who cultural members are supposed to be. This study coupled cultural consensus analysis and cultural consonance analysis with the master narrative framework to identify Latter-day Saint (LDS) cultural master narratives that emerge from the perspectives and lived experiences of Latter-day Saint women. Building upon the findings from a previous study that identified descriptions of an ideal LDS woman, a pile sorting analysis was conducted with LDS women (N = 30) living in the United States. The findings from pile sorting analysis were used to create a cultural master narrative survey. The responses from survey by LDS women in the United States (N = 2,436) were analyzed using cultural consensus analysis and cultural consonance analysis. This study successfully identified nine Latter-day Saint cultural master narratives. The research design demonstrated that cultural consensus analysis and cultural consonance analysis combined with the master narrative framework effectively identify cultural master narratives. The consensus analysis successfully attended to the master narrative principles of ubiquity, invisibility, utility, and rigidity. The remaining principle, compulsory, as well as utility, were addressed through cultural consonance analysis.
Social research|Cultural anthropology|Psychology|Sociology
Ostler, Elizabeth Ann, "Navigating Ideals: Latter-Day Saint Women and Latter-Day Saint Cultural Master Narratives" (2023). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30422665.