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    DescriptionSince its publication in 1989, The Riddle of Amish Culture has become recognized as a classic work on one of America's most distinctive religious communities. But many changes have occurred within Amish society over the past decade, from westward migrations and a greater familiarity with technology to the dramatic shift away from farming into small business which is transforming Amish culture. For this revised edition, Donald B. Kraybill has taken these recent changes into account, incorporating new demographic research and new interviews he has conducted among the Amish. In addition, he includes a new chapter describing Amish recreation and social gatherings, and he applies the concept of "social capital" to his sensitive and penetrating interpretation of how the Amish have preserved their social networks and the solidarity of their community.

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    The Riddle of Amish Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald B. Kraybill
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 424
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801867729
    ISBN 10: 080186772X

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    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    61 halftones, 13 line drawings
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    Publication date
    02 December 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Donald B. Kraybill is Distinguished College Professor and Senior Fellow in the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania. Widely recognized for his work on Anabaptist groups, he has authored and edited many books, including The Riddle of Amish Culture and The Amish and the State, both available from Johns Hopkins.
    Review quote
    This book is a perfect tool for introducing undergraduates to sociological analysis. Kraybill skillfully depicts an intriguing world that promotes collectivism against the dominant individualism. We come to understand how Amish life makes sense to those who adhere to it. -- Michele Lamont Christian Century
    Table of contents
    Contents: 1 The Amish Story 2 The Quiltwork of Amish Culture 3 Symbols of Integration and Separation 4 The Social Architecture of Amish Society 5 Rites of Redemption and Purification 6 Auctions, Frolics, and Gangs 7 Passing on the Faith 8 The Riddles of Technology 9 Harnessing the Power of Progress 10 The Transformation of Amish Work 11 Managing Public Relations 12 Regulation Social Change 13 Exploring Our Common Riddles