By Charles E. Hurst
Holmes County, Ohio, is domestic to the biggest and so much varied Amish neighborhood on the earth. but, strangely, it continues to be quite unknown in comparison to its recognized cousin in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Charles E. Hurst and David L. McConnell carried out seven years of fieldwork, together with interviews with over two hundred citizens, to appreciate the dynamism that drives social swap and schism in the cost, the place Amish organisations and nonfarming employment have prospered. The authors contend that the Holmes County Amish are experiencing an extraordinary and complicated means of swap as their expanding entanglement with the non-Amish industry motives them to reconsider their non secular convictions, family members practices, academic offerings, occupational shifts, and healthiness care recommendations. The authors problem the preferred snapshot of the Amish as a homogeneous, static, insulated society, exhibiting how the Amish stability tensions among person wishes and group values. They locate that self-made millionaires paintings along suffering dairy farmers; profitable girl marketers reside round the corner to stay-at-home moms; and teens either embody and reject the coming-of-age ritual, rumspringa. An Amish Paradox captures the complexity and creativity of the Holmes County Amish, dispelling a twin of the Amish as a vestige of a bygone period and displaying how they reinterpret culture as modernity encroaches on their detailed lifestyle. (2011)
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18 a an amish paradox a imately 97 percent of all church districts: the Swartzentrubers, the Andy Weavers, the Old Order, and the New Order. Of these, the Old Order districts are by far the most numerous. Since each affiliation defines nonconformity in different ways, this dimension of religious life is one of the key sources of variation within an Amish settlement. The term settlement is widely used to refer to a geographically contiguous cluster of church districts, regardless of affiliation.
Carrollton 12. Chesterhill-Stockport 13. Danville-Butler 14. De Graff 15. Dorsett–Cherry Valley 16. Frazeysburg 17. Fredericktown–Bellville 18. Gallipolis 19. Geauga 20. Glenford-Somerset 21. Glenmont-Brinkhaven 22. Hicksville 23. Hillsboro-Leesburg 24. Howard–East Knox 25. Kenton–Mt. Victory 26. Kilgore 27. Kinsman 28. Lakeville–Big Prairie 29. Laurelville 30. Lewisville 31. Lodi-Homerville 32. Londonderry 33. Loudenville-McKay 34. Martinsburg-Utica 35. McArthur 36. Middlebourne 37. Oak Hill 38.
What are the breaking-off a the origins of religious diversity a points and the corresponding talismans of identity that are seen as nonnegotiable by different groups? And what are the consequences of these schisms for the interaction between Amish groups? For all the talk about the dangers of pride in the Amish community, the groups that have resulted from these schisms share many features of status groups. As noted earlier, the Amish themselves use the terms low and high to classify churches and affiliations in terms of their degree of worldliness.
An Amish Paradox: Diversity and Change in the World's Largest Amish Community (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies) by Charles E. Hurst