By Charles E. Hurst, David L. McConnell
Holmes County, Ohio, is domestic to the biggest and so much different Amish group on the planet. but, unusually, it continues to be quite 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 two hundred citizens, to appreciate the dynamism that drives social swap and schism in the payment, the place Amish businesses and nonfarming employment have prospered. The authors contend that the Holmes County Amish are experiencing an unheard of and intricate means of swap as their expanding entanglement with the non-Amish industry reasons them to reconsider their non secular convictions, kinfolk practices, academic offerings, occupational shifts, and overall healthiness care options.
The authors problem the preferred picture of the Amish as a homogeneous, static, insulated society, displaying how the Amish stability tensions among person wishes and group values. They locate that self-made millionaires paintings along suffering dairy farmers; winning woman marketers stay round the corner to stay-at-home moms; and youths either embody and reject the coming-of-age ritual, rumspringa.
An Amish Paradox captures the complexity and creativity of the Holmes County Amish, dispelling just like the Amish as a vestige of a bygone period and exhibiting how they reinterpret culture as modernity encroaches on their targeted lifestyle.
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An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community by Charles E. Hurst, David L. McConnell