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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Huntington, Abbie Gertrude Enders
Dove at the window: a study of an Old Order Amish community in
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms. 1964 [1987
copy]. 3, 10, 1088 181 leaves ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Abbie Gertrude Enders Huntington
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Religious denominations (795);
General character of religion (771);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Religious offenses (688);
Adolescent activities (883);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The title 'Dove at the window' refers to a quilt pattern
popular among the Old Order Amish. The pattern is made of many small scraps of cloth, but
it is the overall configuration of the scraps, rather than the characteristics of the
individual pieces, that identifies the 'dove at the window' pattern. 'Dove at the window'
is a metaphor for the central purpose of Huntington's study because she is interested in
not simply the parts, but the overall pattern of Old Order Amish culture and society. To
this end she focuses on the Amish community of central Ohio in general and the church
district of Stoneyrun in particular and examines the following dimensions of Old Order
life: religious orientation; boundary maintenance; interaction between Old Order church
districts and interaction with other Mennonite churches and with other Historic Peace
Churches; interaction with the non-Amish world; public education; military service;
tensions within the Amish community; and the ceremonial integration of the Old Order Amish
community. Huntington defines five elements that constitute the overall pattern of Old
Order Amish culture and society: 1) the codification of values into a religious system,
which, according to the author, is the single most important determinant of the viability
and persistence of the Old Order Amish; 2) a strong local congregation; 3) a time
orientation toward the past; 4) a cycle of economic, social, and religious activities
interelated with the cycles of nature; and 5) a conscious effort to ignore unimportant
deviations. Huntington's study is an extensive, comprehensive work and is a standard
reference on the Old Order Amish.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
UM64-11,375 Thesis (Ph.D.)--Yale University, 1983
Includes bibliographical references
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Gerald Reid ; 1988: John Beierle; 2007
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Church District of Stoneyrun (a pseudonymn),
Ohio, United States
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