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By Charles E. Hurst,David L. McConnell

ISBN-10: 0801893984

ISBN-13: 9780801893988

ISBN-10: 0801893992

ISBN-13: 9780801893995

Holmes County, Ohio, is domestic to the most important and so much assorted Amish group on the planet. but, unusually, it is still 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 2 hundred citizens, to appreciate the dynamism that drives social swap and schism in the cost, the place Amish businesses and nonfarming employment have prospered. The authors contend that the Holmes County Amish are experiencing an unparalleled and intricate strategy of switch as their expanding entanglement with the non-Amish marketplace motives them to reconsider their non secular convictions, relations practices, academic offerings, occupational shifts, and healthiness care techniques.

The authors problem the preferred snapshot of the Amish as a homogeneous, static, insulated society, displaying how the Amish stability tensions among person wishes and group values. They locate that self-made millionaires paintings along suffering dairy farmers; profitable woman marketers reside round the corner to stay-at-home moms; and youths 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 dead ringer for the Amish as a vestige of a bygone period and exhibiting how they reinterpret culture as modernity encroaches on their particular means of life.

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