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The Riddle of Amish Culture (Center Books in Anabaptist Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

Since the publication of "The Riddle of Amish Culture" in 1989 many changes have occurred within Amish society, from westward migrations and a greater familiarity with technology to the dramatic shift away from farming into small business which is transforming Amish culture. For this revised edition, Donald B. Kraybill has taken these recent changes into account, incorporating new demographic research and new interviews he has conducted among the Amish. In addition, he includes a new chapter describing Amish recreation and social gatherings, and he applies the concept of "social capital" to his interpretation of how the Amish have preserved their social networks and the solidarity of their community.

Synopsis:

The revised edition of this classic work brings the story of the Amish into the 21st century, incorporating new demographic research and recent interviews conducted among the Amish. 61 halftones. 13 line drawings.

Table of Contents

1 The Amish Story
2 The Quiltwork of Amish Culture
3 Symbols of Integration and Separation
4 The Social Architecture of Amish Society
5 Rites of Redemption and Purification
6 Auctions, Frolics, and Gangs
7 Passing on the Faith
8 The Riddles of Technology
9 Harnessing the Power of Progress
10 The Transformation of Amish Work
11 Managing Public Relations
12 Regulation Social Change
13 Exploring Our Common Riddles

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801867729
Author:
Kraybill, Donald B.
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Amish
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Christianity - Amish
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Amish -- United States.
Subject:
Amish - Canada
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised Paperback
Series:
Center Books in Anabaptist Studies (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 14
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
424
Dimensions:
9.01x6.01x1.11 in. 1.24 lbs.

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