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The Amish and the media

Author: Diane Zimmerman Umble; David Weaver-Zercher
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Series: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection is the first scholarly treatment of the relationship between the Amish and the media in contemporary American life. The essays not only focus on the Amish as subjects in mainstream media - news, movies, TV - but also view them as producers and consumers of media themselves." "Of all the religious groups in contemporary America, few demonstrate as many reservations toward the media as do the Old  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Zimmerman Umble; David Weaver-Zercher
ISBN: 9780801887895 0801887895
OCLC Number: 167496604
Description: ix, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Witnessing the Amish / Crystal Downing --
Reel Amish / Dirk Eitzen --
"Why we fear the Amish" / Julia Spicher Kasdorf --
Pursuing paradise / David L. Weaver-Zercher --
Heritage versus history / Susan Biesecker --
Hollywood rumspringa / Dirk Eitzen --
Amish informants / Donald B. Kraybill --
Inscribing community / Steven M. Nolt --
Publish or perish / Karen Johnson-Weiner --
"Wicked truth" / Diane Zimmerman Umble --
The Amish, the media, and the Nickel Mines School shooting / Diane Zimmerman Umble and David L. Weaver-Zercher.
Series Title: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
Other Titles: Amish & the media
Responsibility: edited by Diana Zimmerman Umble and David L. Weaver-Zercher.
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