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Amish society

by Hostetler, John Andrew, 1918-

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Table of Contents:
  • I: Foundations
  • Models for understanding Amish society
  • The birth of Amish society
  • To America
  • II: Stability and fulfillment
  • The Amish charter
  • The community
  • Agriculture and subsistence
  • The Amish family
  • Child nurture and training
  • The life ceremonies
  • Ritual integration of the community
  • The symbolism of community and custom
  • III: Patterns of change
  • Government and the Amish
  • Change and fragmentation
  • Deviation and vulnerability
  • Health and healing
  • Backstage Amish life
  • Response to change
  • IV: Survival
  • The discourse with survival.