Book

Amish society

Johns Hopkins University PressBaltimore And London • Published In 1980 • Pages:

By: Hostetler, John Andrew.

Abstract
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. xii).
Subjects
History
Acculturation and culture contact
Sociocultural trends
Religious denominations
Congregations
Religious offenses
Cultural participation
Tillage
Priesthood
Sickness
culture
Amish
HRAF PubDate
2009
Region
North America
Sub Region
Regional, Ethnic and Diaspora Cultures
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist, Indigene-4,5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1987: John Beierle; 2007
Coverage Date
1683-1980
Coverage Place
Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, United States
Notes
John A. Hostetler
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-401)and index
LCCN
79023823
LCSH
Amish