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E 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 settl.
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Ements throughout North AmericaNolt 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 uilting frame Challenging the plain and simple view of Amish identity this study raises the intriguing uestion of how such a diverse people successfully share a common identity in the absence of uniformity.
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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 cultureIn fact contemporary Amish settlements represent a mosaic of practice and conviction In the first book to describ.