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Plain diversity : Amish cultures and identities

Author: Steven M Nolt; Thomas J Meyers
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Series: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Plain and simple. American popular culture has embraced a singular image of Amish culture that is immune to the complexities of the modern world: one-room school houses, horses and buggies, sound and simple morals, and unfaltering faith. But these stereotypes dangerously oversimplify a rich and diverse culture." "In fact, contemporary Amish settlements represent a mosaic of practice and conviction. In the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Local history
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Nolt, Steven M., 1968-
Plain diversity.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)606278575
Online version:
Nolt, Steven M., 1968-
Plain diversity.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608490511
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Nolt; Thomas J Meyers
ISBN: 9780801886058 0801886058 9781421402840 142140284X
OCLC Number: 167384678
Description: x, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Amish images and identities --
Patterns of peoplehood --
Migration --
Ordnung --
Ethnicity --
Comparative communities --
Elkhart-Lagrange and Nappanee settlements --
Swiss settlements of Eastern Indiana --
Transplants from Lancaster, Pennsylvania --
The Paoli-Salem communities --
Diversity and unity --
Diverse Amish worlds --
Amish community as conversation --
Appendix: Extinct Indiana Amish settlements.
Series Title: Young Center books in Anabaptist & Pietist studies.
Responsibility: Steven M. Nolt and Thomas J. Meyers.
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Challenging the plain and simple view of Amish identity, this study raises the intriguing question of how such a diverse people successfully share a common identity in the absence of uniformity.  Read more...

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This is an informative book for anyone interested in our Amish spiritual relatives, fellow heirs of the Anabaptist heritage. -- Marlin Jeschke Mennonite Weekly Review 2007 A helpful frame work... Read more...

 
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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/167384678#Review\/1951885028<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/167384678<\/a>> ; # Plain diversity : Amish cultures and identities<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"Plain and simple. American popular culture has embraced a singular image of Amish culture that is immune to the complexities of the modern world: one-room school houses, horses and buggies, sound and simple morals, and unfaltering faith. But these stereotypes dangerously oversimplify a rich and diverse culture.\" \"In fact, contemporary Amish settlements represent a mosaic of practice and conviction. In the first book to describe the complexity of Amish cultural identity, Steven M. Nolt and Thomas J. Meyers explore the interaction of migration history, church discipline, and ethnicity in the community life of nineteen Amish settlements in Indiana. Their extensive field research reveals the factors that influence the distinct and differing Amish identities found in each settlement and how those factors relate to the broad spectrum of Amish settlements throughout North America.\" \"Nolt and Meyers find Amish children who attend public schools, Amish household heads who work at luxury mobile home factories, and Amish women who prefer a Wal-Mart shopping cart to a quilting frame. Challenging the plain and simple view of Amish identity, this study raises the intriguing question of how such a diverse people successfully share a common identity in the absence of uniformity.\"--Jacket.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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