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The Amish

Autor: Donald B Kraybill; Karen Johnson-Weiner; Steven M Nolt
Editora: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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The Amish have always struggled with the modern world. Known for their simple clothing, plain lifestyle, and horse-and-buggy mode of transportation, Amish communities continually face outside pressures to modify their cultural patterns, social organization, and religious world view. An intimate portrait of Amish life, The Amish explores not only the emerging diversity and evolving identities within this distinctive  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Donald B Kraybill; Karen Johnson-Weiner; Steven M Nolt
ISBN: 9781421409146 1421409143 9781421409153 1421409151
Número OCLC: 810329297
Notas: "The companion to American Experience PBS"--Jacket.
Descrição: xvi, 500 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Conteúdos: Roots. Who are the Amish? --
European origins --
The story in America --
Cultural context. Religious roots --
Sacred rituals --
The Amish way --
Symbols and identity --
Social organization. Diverse affiliations --
Population patterns --
Community organization --
Gender and family --
From Rumspringa to marriage --
Social ties and community rhythms --
Education --
External ties. Agriculture --
Business --
Technology --
Health and healing --
Government and civic relations --
The Amish in print --
Tourism and media --
The future. Pursuits of happiness --
Appendix A. Related groups: Mennonites, Brethren, Hutterites --
Appendix B. Key events in Amish history.
Responsabilidade: Donald B. Kraybill, Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, and Steven M. Nolt.

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