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Riddle Of Amish Culture (edition 1992)
The Riddle of Amish Culture (Center Books in Anabaptist Studies) by Donald B. Kraybill
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 080186772X, Paperback)
Since its publication in 1989, The Riddle of Amish Culture has become recognized as a classic work on one of America's most distinctive religious communities. But many changes have occurred within Amish society over the past decade, 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 sensitive and penetrating interpretation of how the Amish have preserved their social networks and the solidarity of their community.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:07 -0400)
This study of Amish culture discusses the changes that have taken place in Amish society since the first edition was published. The author incorporates new demographic data and interviews he has conducted among the Amish.
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