John Andrew, 1918-
Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University
Press, 1980. 16, 415 p.: ill.
By line: John A. Hostetler
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Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Religious denominations (795);
Religious offenses (688);
Cultural participation (184);
The ethnographic material in this document
provides a comprehensive study of the three largest Amish settlements in
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, although numerous smaller settlements were also
visited. Socialization processes, schooling, family patterns, population trends,
and occupational patterns are all given particular emphasis in this work with
the purpose of communicating a knowledge of Amish life to the reader. The scope
of the material gives an overall view of Amish life rather than specific details
of a particular region, and is integrative rather than specialized or esoteric.
The author discusses in detail the origins, values, maintenance, and social
relationships of the Amish communities, followed by lengthy consideration of the
problems, conflicts and psychological burdens of being Amish (p.
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