9780801867729

The Riddle of Amish Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780801867729

  • ISBN10:

    080186772X

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/27/2001
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Donald B. Kraybill is Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania. Widely recognized for his work on Anabaptist groups, he has authored and edited many books, including The Riddle of Amish Culture and The Amish and the State, both available from Johns Hopkins.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
The Amish Story
1(26)
The Quiltwork of Amish Culture
27(27)
Symbols of Integration and Separation
54(26)
The Social Architecture of Amish Society
80(31)
Rites of Redemption and Purification
111(31)
Auctions, Frolics, and Gangs
142(19)
Passing on the Faith
161(27)
The Riddles of Technology
188(25)
Harnessing the Power of Progress
213(25)
The Transformation of Amish Work
238(30)
Managing Public Relations
268(27)
Regulating Social Change
295(24)
Exploring Our Common Riddles
319(22)
APPENDIXES
A. Research Procedures
333(2)
B. Old Order Amish Lancaster County Settlement Population Estimates, 1880-2010
335(1)
C. Estimated Amish Population by State and Province in North America
336(1)
D. Settlements Originating from the Lancaster County Settlement, 1940-2000
337(2)
E. Scripture Texts for Amish Church Services in the Lancaster Settlement
339(2)
Notes 341(28)
Select References 369(22)
Index 391

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