An Amish Paradox
Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Figures, Maps, and Tables
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Studying the Amish is like undertaking a great detective adventure. There are detours, hidden treasures, unexpected discoveries, and clues to Amish culture and...
We have many people to thank. First and foremost, we could have accomplished little without the cooperation and insights of many local Amish contributors, including members and ordained leaders from...
Chapter 1 Discovering the Holmes County Amish
pp. 1-33 | DOI: 10.1353/chapter.317779
Just sixty miles south of Cleveland and seventy miles northeast of Columbus, in the center of the triangle formed by interstates 70, 71, and 77, lies the largest contiguous...
Chapter 2 The Origins of Religious Diversity
pp. 34-57 | DOI: 10.1353/chapter.317780
Out of the two major waves of Amish immigration to the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, at least nineteen Anabaptist groups have sprung up.1 Roughly half have formed the relatively progressive Mennonite...
Chapter 3 Coping with Church Schism
pp. 58-95 | DOI: 10.1353/chapter.317781
Given that church schism inevitably involves hard feelings and even divides extended families, we would expect it to have farreaching social implications. To what extent do the differences between Amish affiliations shape...
Chapter 4 Continuity and Change in Family Life
pp. 96-140 | DOI: 10.1353/chapter.317782
Two images of Amish families compete in the American publicâs eye. The first holds up the Amish as a model of family stability and continuity, a carryover from the "ideal traditional family" of years gone by.1 In this view, the...
Chapter 5 The Changing Landscape of Learning
pp. 141-173 | DOI: 10.1353/chapter.317783
For the Amish, no legal decision has had a greater influence on the educational and cultural prospects of their people than the landmark 1972 Supreme Court...
Chapter 6 Work Within and Outside Tradition
pp. 174-219 | DOI: 10.1353/chapter.317784
The dynamic and shifting nature of the Amish economic structure has been well documented,1 and the Holmes County Settlement has not been...
Chapter 7 Health along the Life Cycle
pp. 220-258 | DOI: 10.1353/chapter.317785
As Amish individuals confront health decisions throughout their lives, they, like everyone else, are guided by a variety of considerations. Among the most important are moral values and beliefs, cost, knowledge, and accessibility...
Chapter 8 Stepping Back and Looking Forward
pp. 259-290 | DOI: 10.1353/chapter.317786
In the previous chapters, we have discussed numerous dimensions of the Holmes County Settlement as if they were discrete and isolated from each other. But of course they are not. In everyday life and in reality, they are woven into the...
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Page Count: 376
Illustrations: 39 halftones, 3 line drawings, 4 maps
Publication Year: 2010
OCLC Number: 647908343
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