IMAGE AND REALITY: THE MANY FACES OF MORMON WOMEN The concept of face invites us to consider several contrasting pairs that define face: appearance vs. reality, public vs. private, open vs. hidden, engaged vs. withdrawn, present vs. past, and ideal vs. real. What are the stereotypes about Mormon women, and how well do these images represent actual Mormon women? What are the roles and expectations that Mormon culture scripts for women, and how do Mormon women negotiate the tension between these ideals and the reality of their own lives? How do these ideal images affect the ways Mormon women shape their own identities?
LOUIS A. MOENCH, SONJA FARNSWORTH, KRISTY FINLAYSON, and CHERYL BRUNO