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Hostetler, John A. (John Andrew), 1918-2001
Amish society / John A. Hostetler
4th ed
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1993
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BX8129.A6 H6 1993    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Amish -- United States -- Social life and customs
Amish -- Social life and customs
Physical Description xi, 435 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-425) and index
Contents I: Foundations -- Models for understanding Amish society -- The birth of Amish society -- To America -- II: Stability and fulfillment -- The Amish charter -- The community -- Agriculture and subsistence -- The Amish family -- Child nurture and training -- The life ceremonies -- Ritual integration of the community -- The symbolism of community and custom -- III: Patterns of change -- Government and the Amish -- Change and fragmentation -- Deviation and vulnerability -- Health and healing -- Backstage Amish life -- Response to change -- IV: Survival -- The discourse with survival
Summary Presents the history and culture of Amish communities in the United States

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