Music is an important yet relatively unnoticed part of the everyday world almost all of us take for granted. Whether in the car, watching television, shopping, at work or at home, even waking up in the morning or going to sleep at night, and so forth, music surrounds us, soothes us, disturbs us, and occasionally goes so far as to persuade us. Although music plays a significant role in many areas of life, its relationship to society is especially evident in the religious sphere. Therefore, the religious sphere is an ideal place to examine what music does and what it means to the culture of a religious organization. Mormonism is one such religious culture in which music plays an important role. This study of music and mormon culture further analyzed by gender is my contribution to the cause of examining music's relationship to society.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Weight, Alden L., "A Mormon Cultural Study of Musical Preference" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 5200.