Re-Presenting Mormon History: A Textual Analysis of the Representation of Pioneers and History at Temple Square in Salt Lake City

This study applies a textual analysis of the marketing efforts and on-site representations of history at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. Guided by the literature regarding museums as discursive constructs that at times sacrifice historic a...

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Published in:Journal of media and religion
Main Author: Scott, David W.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group [2005]
In:Journal of media and religion
Year: 2005, Volume: 4, Issue: 2, Pages: 95-110
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:This study applies a textual analysis of the marketing efforts and on-site representations of history at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. Guided by the literature regarding museums as discursive constructs that at times sacrifice historic accuracy in order to appeal to visitors' expectations, this study demonstrates the role of pioneer mythology and the discursive construct of "museumness" at Temple Square as elements that contribute to the success of the square as a tourist destination.
ISSN:1534-8415
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of media and religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1207/s15328415jmr0402_3