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    The Puzzles of Amish Life (Paperback) By (author) Donald B. Kraybill

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    DescriptionA leading expert on the Amish, who is also a sociologist, examines the Amish way of life and provides a way to understand their intentional way of living in a world far different from their own. Revised edition! People's Place Book #10. A sociologist provides a way to understand the Amish people's intentional way of living in a world far different from their own. Fun to read. How do the Amish thrive in the midst of modern life? Why do the Amish separate themselves from the modern world? Why do a religious people spurn religious symbols and church buildings? Why is humility a cherished value? Why do a gentle people shun disobedient members? How do the Amish regulate social change? Why is ownership of cars objectionable, but not their use? Why are some modes of transportation acceptable and other forbidden? Why are tractors permitted around barns but not in fields? Why are horses used to pull modern farm machinery? Why are telephones banned from Amish homes? Why are some forms of electricity acceptable while others are rejected? How is modern machinery operated without electricity? Why are some occupations acceptable and others taboo? Why do the Amish use the services of professionals -- lawyers, doctors, and dentists -- but oppose higher education? Why do Amish youth rebel in their teenage years? Are the Amish freeloading on American life? Are the Amish behind or ahead of the modern world?

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    The Puzzles of Amish Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald B. Kraybill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 126
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9781561480012
    ISBN 10: 1561480010

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A16700000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    Libri: I-RLVN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC008000, REL000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 974.8/150088287
    LC classification: F157.L2 K73 1990
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    Publication date
    01 December 1998