Read e-book online An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's PDF

By Charles E. Hurst,David L. McConnell

Holmes County, Ohio, is domestic to the most important and so much varied Amish neighborhood on the planet. but, strangely, it is still really unknown in comparison to its well-known cousin in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Charles E. Hurst and David L. McConnell performed seven years of fieldwork, together with interviews with over 2 hundred citizens, to appreciate the dynamism that drives social swap and schism in the cost, the place Amish corporations and nonfarming employment have prospered. The authors contend that the Holmes County Amish are experiencing an unparalleled and intricate technique of switch as their expanding entanglement with the non-Amish marketplace reasons them to reconsider their non secular convictions, relations practices, academic offerings, occupational shifts, and wellbeing and fitness care strategies.

The authors problem the preferred photo of the Amish as a homogeneous, static, insulated society, displaying how the Amish stability tensions among person wishes and neighborhood values. They locate that self-made millionaires paintings along suffering dairy farmers; profitable lady marketers dwell round the corner to stay-at-home moms; and teens either embody and reject the coming-of-age ritual, rumspringa.

An Amish Paradox captures the complexity and creativity of the Holmes County Amish, dispelling a twin of the Amish as a vestige of a bygone period and exhibiting how they reinterpret culture as modernity encroaches on their detailed approach of life.

Show description

Read Online or Download An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies) PDF

Best customs & traditions books

Charlotte Perkins Gilman,Michael R. Hill,Mary Jo Deegan's The Dress of Women: A Critical Introduction to the Symbolism PDF

Initially serialized in 1915 within the Forerunner, and not sooner than released in publication shape, The gown of girls offers Gilman's feminist sociological research of garments in smooth society. Gilman explores the social and sensible foundation for garments, excavates the symbolic function of women's garments in patriarchal societies, and, between different issues, explicates the cultured and financial ideas of socially dependable garments layout.

New PDF release: Event Audiences and Expectations (Routledge Advances in

Occasion Audiences and expectancies for the 1st time examines why humans perform gala's and occasions, the kinds of occasions which stimulate participation, and the fanatical antics of lovers who get entangled in those occasions. by means of doing so the booklet deals major perception into how occasion managers can attract and deal with player expectancies in addition to deal with viewers involvement.

New PDF release: Die traditionelle Mutterrolle als Heilsversprechen:

Ausgerechnet Ex-Tagesschau-Frontfrau Eva Herman fordert in ihren Büchern medienwirksam die Rückkehr zu traditionellen Familienkonzepten und einer klaren Rollenteilung zwischen Mann und Frau. Neu sind ihre Forderungen allerdings nicht. Vor allem in christlich-fundamentalistischen Milieus haben sie eine lange Vergangenheit.

David L. Shambaugh's American Studies of Contemporary China (Studies in PDF

Examines the historic evolution of latest China stories within the usa, reflecting the expansion and maturation of the sphere because the Communist get together seized energy in 1949.

Extra resources for An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies)

Example text

Download PDF sample

An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies) by Charles E. Hurst,David L. McConnell

by Jeff

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 47 votes