Missionaries serving in foreign countries provide a unique perspective on culture that they chronicle on public blogs. A content analysis of these blogs showed that missionaries use their own cultural and religious frame to make observations, some good and some bad, about cultural habits and beliefs foreign to their own. Through the medium of blogging, we see how missionaries use self-narratives to understand and make sense out of differences in culture and beliefs that ultimately impact how they identify themselves.
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Communications
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gathu, Karina Marie, "Exploring LDS Missionary Blogs: How Culture Manifests in Self-Narratives of Foreign Missionaries" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 5690.
blogging, self-narratives, religion, missionaries, LDS