Detached from their homeland: the Latter-day Saints of Chihuahua, Mexico

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Show simple item record Smith, Jeffrey S. White, Benjamin N. 2012-11-01T13:38:22Z 2012-11-01T13:38:22Z 2012-11-01
dc.description.abstract Over the past few decades, the homeland concept has received an ever-increasing amount of attention by cultural geographers. While the debate surrounding the necessity and applicability of the concept continues, it is more than apparent that no other geographic term (including culture areas or culture regions) captures the essence of peoples’ attachment to place better than homeland. The literature, however, provides few examples of the deep-seated loyalty people have for a homeland despite being physically detached from that space. Employing land use mapping and informal interviews, this paper seeks to help fill that gap by exemplifying how the daily lives of Mormons living in Chihuahua, Mexico reflect their connection to the United States and the Mormon Homeland. Our research revealed that, among other things, the Anglo residents perpetuate their cultural identity through their unique self-reference, exhibit territoriality links reflected in their built environment, and demonstrate unconditional bonding to their homeland through certain holiday celebrations. It is clear to us, as the Anglo-Mormon experience illustrates, that the homeland concept deserves a place within the geographic lexicon. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Smith, J. S., & White, B. N. (2004). Detached from their homeland: The Latter-day Saints of Chihuahua, Mexico. Journal of Cultural Geography, 21(2), 57-76. Journal of Cultural Geography is available online at: en_US
dc.subject Latter-day Saints en_US
dc.subject Chihuahua, Mexico en_US
dc.subject Homeland en_US
dc.subject Mormons en_US
dc.title Detached from their homeland: the Latter-day Saints of Chihuahua, Mexico en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2004 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1080/08873639009478259 en_US
dc.citation.epage 76 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Cultural Geography en_US
dc.citation.spage 57 en_US
dc.citation.volume 21 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jssmith7 en_US

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