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By Steven M. Nolt

There looks no finish to our fascination with the Amish, a non secular minority that has either put itself outdoors the mainstream of yankee tradition and flourished inside of it. but most folks recognize little or no concerning the nuanced dating the Amish have with society or their very own groups.

Drawing on greater than 20 years of fieldwork and collaborative examine, Steven M. Nolt’s The Amish: A Concise Introduction is a compact yet richly exact portrait of Amish existence. In fewer than a hundred and fifty pages, readers will come away with a transparent knowing of the complexities of those uncomplicated humans. Writing in attractive and available language, Nolt explains how the Amish right now function inside of sleek the USA and stand greatly except the realm. Arguing that Amish lifestyles is formed both by means of inner and exterior social, political, and financial contexts, Nolt explores Amish identification as rising from a fancy cultural negotiation with modernity. he is taking on much-hyped subject matters akin to Rumspringa and divulges the designated Amish method of know-how. He additionally explains how Amish ideas stand not like modern American values, together with rational potency, large-scale association, and Western notions of individuality.

Authoritative, informative, and illustrated, this consultant presents a brilliant creation to a life-style many locate interesting yet few actually understand.

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